World Triathlon

2020 Yearbook

Digital magazines from the International Triathlon Union (ITU) and the World Triathlon Series

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HAMBURG WASSER WORLD TRIATHLON SERIES (M) Vincent Luis defends World title on new-look Hamburg course The fields were deep with talent and experience and the races always looked like being hugely unpredictable given the past 6 months, but it was to be France's Vincent Luis who delivered a composed sprint-distance performance in the men's race to land a brilliant second consecutive world title at the 2020 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon. An excellent swim put him in a front bike pack, but it was on the run that the 2019 champion was able to really pull away with only teammate Leo Bergere and Portuguese Vasco Vilaça for company, the 20-year-old holding on for a brilliant silver in only his second WTS outing. "I knew I was in good shape and I've spent the last six weeks doing a lot of sessions with some of the best guys in the world," said a thrilled Vincent Luis. "I swam good and when you have the two Brownlee brothers with you, you always have a good chance to get away. I had the two young guys with me on the run so I was a bit scared but pushed the pace with one lap to go." 7 contents

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