Melissa Reid (left) pictured competing at the ITU Grand Final in London in 2013 ©Getty Images

British hopes Phil Hogg, Melissa Reid and Lauren Steadman will be hoping to make the most of home advantage at tomorrow's International Triathlon Union (ITU) Para-triathlon event in London's Hyde Park.

Hogg, ranked second in the world in the men's PT1 division, will be up against third ranked Australian rival Bill Chaffrey, who will be following on from the high of a second-placed finish at the World Para-triathlon event in Madrid.

Reid will be similarly confident in the women's PT5 event, with the 24-year-old expecting a tough challenge from Spain's world number one Susana Rodriguez, another winner in Madrid.

National champion and world ranking leader Steadman, meanwhile, could be locked in a domestic duel in the women's PT4 division, with fourth ranked Clare Cunningham her highest rated opponent. 

Another strong battle should come in the men's PT2 event, where Italy's Michele Ferrarin and Russia’s Vasily Egorov are expected to be among the top finishers in the men’s PT2 division.

Egorov finished 18 seconds ahead of Ferrarin when the two met in Madrid.

Sarah Reinersten of the US will be another contender in London ©Getty Images
Sarah Reinersten of the US will be another contender in London ©Getty Images

France’s Arnaud Grandjean will look to improve upon third place in Madrid in the men's PT5 division, while United States' Sarah Reinersten will look to better fourth in the Spanish capital in the PT2 event.

Competition, taking place tomorrow ahead of action in the Olympic events, will mark the unofficial halfway point in the 2015 Para-triathlon season, with more information available here. 

The event come just over a month before the opening of the Rio 2016 Paralympics qualification period window, with Para-triathletes also honing their preparation for September's World Championships in Chicago.

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