Leading New Zealand triathlete Andrea Hewitt is hoping her bad luck is behind her as she contemplates another ITU World Champs Series with the opening race in Sydney on Sunday attracting a field to rival any World Championship or Olympic Games.
Hewitt has trained well in New Zealand through the summer despite some bad luck when racing, including a puncture in Wellington.
But the 2010 world number six is confident of a repeat performance that saw her podium in Sydney last year.
She says she has great memories from last year, crossing the finish line in a three-way sprint and finishing second.
Another New Zealander Nicky Samuels is high on confidence after her maiden ITU World Cup win in Mooloolaba a fortnight ago.