The leading three in the women’s series standings (Katie Zaferes and Great Britain’s Jess Learmonth and Georgia Taylor-Brown) are not racing in the women’s event this weekend in Edmonton.
GB will have Jonny Brownlee, Sophie Coldwell and Beth Potter on the start line this weekend.
It means Zaferes’ US team-mate Taylor Spivey will be looking for her first win of the season. Spivey has already posted a silver in the Abu Dhabi race and a bronze in Yokohama, where the USA swept the podium.
She herself will be wary of another US athlete, Summer Rappaport, who has also been on the podium twice this season.
The remaining events in this year’s series are next month’s Olympic test event in Tokyo (15-16 August) and then the Grand final in Lausanne (29 August- 1 September). Next year’s Edmonton event will be the 2020 Grand Final next year.