Uxio Abuin Ares of Spain was once again successful at an ITU World Cup event, this time in Miyazaki in Japan ©Delly Carr/ITU Media

Spain’s Uxio Abuin Ares has claimed his second International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Cup victory in a week after winning the final race of the season in Miyazaki in Japan.

The 25-year-old came out on top last week in Tongyeong in South Korea and doubled his career gold medal tally today.

Abuin Areas finished in a time of 1 hour 52min 29sec to narrowly beat silver medallist João  Silva of Portugal by a single second.

Finishing in bronze medal position was the United States' Gregory Billington, one second behind Silva in what was a very tight finish.

Conditions in the water proved tricky all day with the athletes facing extremely choppy waters on their swim.

American William Huffington and Matthew Roberts emerged from the water first holding a 10 second lead as they approached the cycling.

After a short stint at the front of the cycle stage, Huffington and Roberts were then joined at the head of the race by no less than eight rivals.

Huffington was forced out of contention in the early laps of the cycle as the remaining athletes kept the rest of the field at bay for 20 kilometres before they all came together.

Belgian duo Simon De Cuyper and Peter Denteneer were able to avoid trouble dismounting their bikes and went on to lead the early stages of the run.

On lap three the field had split even further and the leading pack was reduced to seven athletes as Abuin Ares' position began to strengthen.

The Spaniard was the first to begin the long sprint to the finish line and a final surge propelled him into the lead to break the tape first.

Ai Ueda of Japan improved on her silver medal in Tongyeong last weekend to take gold on home soil today ©Delly Carr/ITU Media
Ai Ueda of Japan improved on her silver medal in Tongyeong last weekend to take gold on home soil today ©Delly Carr/ITU Media

In the women's race Ai Ueda finished the season by winning on home soil as the same three athletes, as in Tongyeong last week, made it onto the podium.

Rounding off an impressive year of results, including gold in Japanese city Yokohama and a silver last weekend at the Tongyeong race, Ueda finished in 2:01:02.

American duo Summer Cook, the winner in Tongyeong, and Renee Tomlin finished in 2:01:24 and 2:01:48 to claim the silver and bronze medals respectively.

Ueda struggled in the water and was forced to chase the rest of the pack, finally levelling with the field midway through the cycle.

The Japanese then sprinted out of the transition and built a small lead with Cook and Tomlin the first to close the gap to just 50 metres.

On lap two Ueda once again increased her lead over the chasing Americans with Tomlin falling back but holding onto third.

Ueda then found a second wind and was not going to be denied a win at home, sprinting to the gold medal.