Vendula Frintova will hope to defend her title ©Getty Images

Czech Republic will host the first International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Cup event since March with racing set to take place tomorrow in Karlovy Vary.

The governing body says health and safety protocols have been put in place for the event due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Defending women’s champion Vendula Frintova will be among the starters in her home country.

Newly crowned world champion Georgia Taylor-Brown and Jessica Learmonth will be among the contenders for victory.

The British duo feature in a field including Bermudan star Flora Duffy, United States’ Katie Zaferes and Germany’s Laura Lindemann.

World champion Vincent Luis headlines the men’s field, with the Frenchman potentially facing the challenge of silver medallist Vasco Vilaca of Portugal.

World champion Vincent Luis headlines the men's field ©Getty Images
World champion Vincent Luis headlines the men's field ©Getty Images

The South African duo Richard Murray and Kristian Blummenfelt are also included among the starters for tomorrow’s race.

Norway’s Gustav Iden and Casper Stornes will hope to feature at the head of the race.

Both races will begin with a 1.5 kilometre swim in Rolava Lake, before seven laps of a 6.5 kilometre bike circuit, which will feature cobbles, tarmac, hills and fast turns.

The races will conclude with four laps of the run course.