Jessica Learmonth is among the starters for tomorrow's women's race ©Getty Images

Kitzbühel is set to stage the 2017 European Triathlon Championships, with action poised to begin in the Austrian town tomorrow.

The junior and elite women’s races will be the focus of attention on the opening day of the Championships.

Britain’s India Lee will start as the defending champion, having won the 2016 title in Portugal’s capital Lisbon.

Lee will be joined by team-mates Jessica Learmonth and Sophie Coldwell on the start-line for the elite race, which will feature a swim course of 1,500 metres, a bike route of 39.2 kilometres and a 10km run.

Learmonth produced an impressive display at the World Triathlon Series (WTS) in Leeds, finishing sixth on Sunday (June 11).

The Briton will hope to be in contention in Kitzbühel.

“It’s a quick turnaround from Leeds on Sunday to racing in Kitzbuhel on Friday,” said Learmonth.

“But I’m excited, especially if there’s a chance of a breakaway with Sophie.”

Spain's Javier Gomez won the men's title last year ©Getty Images
Spain's Javier Gomez won the men's title last year ©Getty Images

The elite men’s race will be held on Saturday (June 17), along with the junior competition.

Spain’s Javier Gomez claimed the elite men’s title in 2016.

The Championships will draw to a close on Sunday (June 18), with the mixed team relay due to be contested.

It comes a week after the discipline was added to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Kitzbühel is hosting the Championships for the second time, with Britain’s Alistair Brownlee and Switzerland’s Nicola Spirig having won the men’s and women’s race in 2014.