The warmth was on, fairly actually, in Mexico this weekend for the World Triathlon Cup Huatulco. Dash distance motion noticed the Elite Ladies race on Saturday night, and the Elite Males take to the course on Sunday.
Debut World Cup winners from Germany and Spain topped the podiums.
As she commonly does, Italy’s Bianca Seregni was the category of the sector within the swim. Her 9:29 clocking was a full 21 seconds sooner than Kira Guptar-Baltazar (CAN), who was the primary of a really lengthy line of athletes.
Seregni was caught on the bike after all, however nonetheless lead the peloton into T2, the place 28 athletes had been separated by simply eight seconds.
Emy Legault (CAN) and Annika Koch (GER) lead on the bell with one lap to go, the German working very strongly to the end to win by a snug 12 second margin on the finish. Legault took silver, whereas the all-round efforts of Seregni had been rewarded with a bronze.
A primary World Triathlon Cup victory for the German, Annika Koch informed World Triathlon media:
“It’s superb, I hoped for a podium and I felt good the entire race. I gave it my all and I’m actually glad that it went so effectively
“I imply, you at all times race to win nevertheless it doesn’t occur that usually – it’s simply the perfect feeling. I began working and felt fairly good however stated to myself to not preserve the tempo too excessive as a result of from one second to the subsequent, within the warmth, it could possibly get actually dangerous, so simply tried to hydrate the entire time and funky down at each help station.”
52 males off of the bike inside 10 seconds at T2, provides a really clear image of how key the primary two disciplines had been at the moment in Mexico… this race was coming right down to the 5km run!
Pre-race chat was whether or not Canada’s Tyler Mislawchuk may make it a Huatulco treble, having received the earlier two editions of this race in 2021 and 2019. With 200m to go, it was nonetheless doable, with the Canadian working with Genis Grau (ESP), Miguel Hidalgo (BRA) and David Nunez (MEX), the tempo ramping as much as dash mode.
As they turned onto the blue carpet, Grau simply had the sting and Mislawchuk was unable to make it three in a row, having to accept silver this time round, only one second again.
World Triathlon Cup Huatulco 2022 Outcomes
18-19 June 2022 – 750m / 20km / 5km
Elite Ladies (Saturday)
- 1. Annika Koch (GER) – 1:00:01
- 2. Emy Legault (CAN) – 1:00:13
- 3. Bianca Seregni (ITA) – 1:00:15
- 4. Lisa Perterer (AUT) – 1:00:32
- 5. Rosa Maria Tapia Vidal (MEX) – 1:00:33
Elite Males (Sunday)
- 1. Genis Grau (ESP) – 53:48
- 2. Tyler Mislawchuk (CAN) – 53:49
- 3. Miguel Hidalgo (BRA) – 53:51
- 4. David Nunez (MEX) – 53:54
- 5. Sergio Baxter Cabrera (ESP) – 53:54