A new edition of the Hamburg World Series, the longest scheduled date on a rainy afternoon in German lands, has been played today
Among the favorites we find Katie Zaferes, in addition to 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 women, Carolina Routier and Sara Pérez participated
The test began with the 750 swimming meters with neoprene, where the first to leave the water was the French Cassandre Beaugraund followed by 4 seconds by Sophie Codwell and by Sumer Rappaport and Katie Zaferes coming fourth to 6 seconds of the head of the race. Vicky Holland suffered a penalty of 10 seconds for a false start. Carolina Routier left the 20ª and Sara Perez the 46ª.
With a fast transition the British Sophie Codwell launched a strong attack in the first meters of the segment, taking a second to the pursuer group of 22 units with all the favorites but that was unified before going through the first round. A second group passed to 27 seconds where the Spaniards were.
In the second return with a wet and dangerous circuit began to see falls in the lead peloton, until in one of them the world leader Katie Zaferes was involved losing more than a minute.
After the crashes, the head squad was left with 18 units and the difference was increased over the chasing group to go through the last lap with almost a minute difference. Zaferes passed in the last positions to 1: 17 and trying to reach the group that had ahead.
Finally the first to arrive at the T2 was Sophie Codwell followed by Georgia Taylor Brown and Non Stanford with the whole group very close together. The second group came to 1: 20 with Katie Zaferes and the Spaniards in the group.
In the first meters of race Non Standford made an attack taking a few meters ahead of the French Beaugraund, winner last year in Hamburg and Codwell.
Little by little, Standford and Beagraund, separated by a few seconds, distanced themselves from the rest of the athletes coming from behind, going through the middle of the standford course in the lead with 4 seconds ahead of the French and 10 seconds over Klamer, Rappaport, Taylor Brown and Spivey.
In the final part 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 35º and Carolina Routier the 45º and Sara Pérez the 46ª
|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 contested events this season North American triathlete Katie Zaferes continues as world leader with 4.925 points followed by Jessica Learmonth second (4.170) and Georgia Taylor Brown (4.121) third.
The next round of the World Cup will be in Edmonton (Canada) the next 21 for July.