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Non Standford wins the Hamburg World Series

Katie Zaferes, with a crash in the cycling segment, lost all options for victory.

Today a new edition of the Hamburg World Series was held, the longest event on the calendar on a rainy afternoon in German lands

Among the favorites we find Katie Zaferes, in addition to In Jessica Learmonth, Georgia Taylor-Brown, Taylor Spivey, Non Stanford or Rachel Klamer.

It also highlighted the return to competition of Vicky Holland, world champion in 2018 and Nicola Spirig. As for the Spanish Carolina Routier and Sara Pérez participated

The test began with the 750-meter wetsuit, where the first to come out of the water was the French Cassandre Beaugraund followed by 4 seconds by Sophie Codwell and by Sumer Rappaport and Katie Zaferes leaving fourth to 6 seconds behind the head of the race. Vicky Holland suffered a 10-second penalty for a false start. Carolina Routier was 20th and Sara Perez 46th.

With a quick transition, the British Sophie Codwell launched a strong attack in the first meters of the segment, taking one second out of the chasing group of 22 units with all the favorites but which was unified before going through the first lap. A second group went to 27 seconds where the Spanish were.

In the second, I returned with a wet and dangerous circuit, and I began to see falls in the leading peloton, until in one of them the world leader Katie Zaferes was involved, losing more than a minute.

After the falls, the leading peloton stayed with 18 units and increased the difference over the chasing group to go through the last lap almost a minute apart. Zaferes passed in the last positions at 1:17 and trying to catch up with the group ahead.

Finally the first to arrive at T2 was Sophie Codwell followed by Georgia Taylor Brown and Non Stanford with the whole group very close. The second group came at 1:20 with Katie Zaferes and the Spanish in the group.

In the first few meters of the race Non Standford made an attack taking a few meters advantage over the French Beaugraund, winner last year in Hamburg and Codwell.

Little by little Standford and Beagraund separated by a few seconds were distancing themselves from the rest of the athletes who came from behind, passing halfway through the Standford lead with 4 seconds of advantage over the French and 10 seconds over Klamer, Rappaport, Taylor Brown and Spivey.

At the end of the segment, the British Non Standford it was increasing its advantage to obtain its third victory in a world-wide series (Madrid 2013, Cape Town 2016 and Hamburg 2019) with a time of 59: 24 followed by the French Cassandre Beaugraund and by Summer Rappaport occupying the third final position.

Katie Zaferes finished 35th and Carolina Routier the 45th and Sara Pérez the 46th

Female classification

Athlete Time / Difference
Non Stanford 0:59:24
Cassandre Beaugrand 00:59:31 +00:00:07
Summer Rappaport 00:59:42 +00:00:19
Rachel Klamer 00:59:43 +00:00:19
Georgia Taylor-Brown 00:59:49 +00:00:25
Taylor Spivey 00:59:51 +00:00:27
Laura Lindemann 00:59:52 +00:00:28
Nicola Spirig 00:59:59 +00:00:35
Vicky Holland 01:00:03 +00:00:40
Annamaria Mazzetti 01:00:06 +00:00:42

Katie Zaferes continues as world leader

After 6 tests disputed this season, the American triathlete Katie Zaferes continues as the world leader with 4.925 points followed by Jessica Learmonth second (4.170) and Georgia Taylor Brown (4.121) third.

Women's ranking after WTS Hamburg 2019
Women's ranking after WTS Hamburg 2019

The next appointment of the World Cup will be in Edmonton (Canada) next July 21.

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