Ashleigh Gentle gives the surprise and wins the World Series of Motreal to Flora Duffy

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With a spectacular race segment on foot the Australian has achieved her first victory in a WTS.

Today was the seventh stage of the world circuit, where the Australian Ashleigh Gentle has given the surprise imposing to Flora Duffy, who paid the lost time in a bad T2, getting his first victory in a World Series after having been second in Gold Coast and Hamburg.

The test that began at the 19: 30 Spanish time, has been disputed on Olympic distance- The first to complete the 1,5 km of swimming was the American Katie Zaferes, followed closely by Yuko Takahashi, Emma Jefcoat and the Spanish Carolina Routier 2 seconds.

Already on the bike a group was formed in the passage through the first round of 18 units with Flora Duffy, Katie Zaferes, Ashleigh Gentle, Andrea Hewitt, Rachel Klamer and Carolina Routier among others. In this group there were 9 triathletes who had made the podium this season in a WTS.

The 9-lap bike course, which passed through historic Montreal, featured several steep slopes and several highly technical turns.

Step cyclist in the World Series in Montreal

The group was losing units to stay with 12 units thanks to the strong pace of the head, where Carolina was staying to pass through the third round of the segment with 1 minute of advantage over the pursuer group.

Finally the 11 group with all the favorites arrived at the T2 with Katie Zaferes at the head, followed by Flora Duffy with more than 2 minutes and a half ahead of the chasing group of Carolina Routier.  A bad transition from Duffy He made me go out with several seconds of delay although he quickly reached the leading group.

On the first slope of the circuit, he broke up forming a group of 4 with Flora Duffy, Andrea Hewitt, Kristen Kasper and Ashleigh Gentle, the only triathlete who has managed to be faster than Duffy this year in the 10 km of running and who has marked a strong rhythm in the first round to outscore in 9 seconds to their pursuers in the passage through the first round.

The Australian was increasing the advantage, over Flora Duffy who was alone in the second position and trying to reach Gentle going through the second lap with 20 seconds of advantage.

Ashleigh Gentle he knew how to maintain his advantage to get his first World Series victory with a final 01 time: 59: 03 followed by Flora Duffy (01: 59: 26) and for Andrea Hewitt (01: 59: 47) occupying the third final position. The Spanish  Carolina Routier finally finished in the twentieth final position.

Female classification

Ashleigh Gentle  AUS 1:59:03
Flora Duffy  BER +00:00:2301:59:26
Andrea Hewitt  NZL +00:00:4401:59:47
Joanna Brown  CAN +00:01:1902:00:22
Kirsten Kasper  USA +00:01:2202:00:25
Rachel Klamer  NED +00:01:2802:00:31
Taylor Knibb  USA +00:01:4702:00:50
Yuko Takahashi  JPN +00:01:5702:01:00
Katie Zaferes  USA +00:02:1002:01:13
Charlotte McShane  AUS +00:02:4502:01:48


Tomorrow it will be the boys' turn, where Mario Mola, Fernando Alarza, Javier Gómez Noya and Vicente Hernández will start at 19:20 Spanish time.

The next round of the World Series returns to the European continent in Stockholm next August 26


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