Jonny Brownlee admits losing his world triathlon title in a sprint finish last year was "tough", but believes he is ready to regain it in 2014.
The Olympic bronze medallist was favourite to defend his crown in London last September before he was overtaken on the home straight by Spain's Javier Gomez, who was claiming his third title.
Speaking ahead of the World Series season-opener in Auckland, New Zealand, Brownlee believes his cycling "has improved" enough to take on the Spanish threat of Gomez and Mario Mola.
You can watch the race live from 01:00 BST on Sunday 6 April on the Red Button, online and selected Connected TVs, with highlights available from 18:30 on the Red Button later that day and again on BBC Two at 15:00 on Monday 7 April.
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