Leeds is set to host the World Triathlon Championship Series ©Getty Images

British Olympic champions Alex Yee and Georgia Taylor-Brown headline the fields in the elite races at the World Triathlon Championship Series event in Leeds set to take place from June 11 to 12.

Reigning champion Yee is among a strong British and international line-up in the men's race which also features three-time Olympic medallist Jonny Brownlee.

Yee, who won mixed relay gold and individual silver at Tokyo 2020, is heading to West Yorkshire coming off the back of victory in Yokohama earlier this month.

Brownlee is also expected to extend his impressive record in his hometown since its inaugural edition in 2016 where he has won two silvers but is still missing a gold medal.

Outside of the British contingent, Australia's Jacob Birtwhistle and Richard Murray of The Netherlands have both won in Leeds before, with double world champion Vincent Luis of France, last year’s bronze medallist Belgian Marten Van Riel and two-time Ironman 70.3 world champion Gustav Iden of Norway also among the ones-to-watch.

The athletes will begin with a 750-metres swim in Waterloo Lake, before four laps on the bike totalling 18.4-kilometres around the roads in and around the park, and then a 5km run past Mansion House and around Upper Lake over two laps to the finish line.

The women's race will see athletes complete the same course with a strong field also set to compete with 15 of the current top-16 ranked athletes in the Series.

Last year’s winner Maya Kingma of The Netherlands will be back to try and defend her title, while American athletes Taylor Knibb, Erika Ackerlund, Summer Rappaport and Taylor Spivey are all ranked within the top 12, making a podium sweeping a very real possibility.

As well as the elite races, there will also be youth racing for athletes aged 11-17 before the British Standard Distance Triathlon Championships on June 12.