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A South African podium sweep at last month’s Cape Town world cup.

The ITU WTS season kicks off this weekend in Abu Dhabi. For draft-legal fans keen to follow all the action this year, here’s how you can watch the events and follow the results as best as possible for the sprint and Olympic distance races featuring the world’s best.

TriathlonLive TV

TriathlonLive TV provides live race day coverage of the elite races. You can learn more and sign up here. All-access memberships cost €24.99 regularly and let you watch WTS race coverage in live time — that means some races worldwide are going to take place at odd hours for Canadians, but you can go back and watch races after with the pass.

Social media

TriathlonLive provides the best live updates during world cup and WTS races on their Twitter account. They tag the athletes so you can easily follow them on social media after the event. Be sure to follow official event hashtags (for example — #CapeTownWC and #WTSAbuDhabi) for more complete social media coverage.

TMC provides live social media coverage for all WTS events and will be on the ground this year at the Montreal and Edmonton events. Check back on the website on WTS race weekends for interviews, pre-race coverage and race recaps that always highlight Canadians’ acheivements.

Most ITU events have Facebook pages that provide all the info you need to know leading up to and after the event.

Check out what we’re most looking forward to in the triathlon world this season here.