France's Cassandre Beaugrand left the field in her wake to earn a first-ever WTS gold at Saturday’s WTS Hamburg.

2018 ITU WTS Hamburg
2018 ITU WTS Hamburg
2018 ITU WTS Hamburg
2018 ITU WTS Hamburg
2018 ITU WTS Hamburg
2018 ITU WTS Hamburg
2018 ITU WTS Hamburg
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2018 ITU WTS Hamburg
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2018 ITU WTS Hamburg
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2018 ITU WTS Hamburg
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2018 ITU WTS Hamburg
2018 ITU WTS Hamburg

From a starting line-up packed with seriously powerful podium potential, it was France’s Cassandre Beaugrand who left the field in her wake to earn a first-ever WTS gold at Saturday’s WTS Hamburg. An excellent swim saw the French national champion in contention early on and she held firm in the six-strong lead bike pack, before taking the race by the scruff of the neck and flying through the 5km run in a time of 15:48. Germany’s Laura Lindemann out-sprinted USA’s Katie Zaferes to take the runner-up spot.

“I am so, so happy, I can’t believe,” said the delighted 21-year-old after the race. “I had a crash here last year, and to be able to win one year later is just amazing. I have improved a lot on the bike, and I pushed a lot today to be in the front group.”

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2018 ITU WTS Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany – July 14, 2018

Women
1. Cassandre Beaugrand (FRA) 58:06
2. Laura Lindemann (GER) 58:36
3. Katie Zaferes (USA) 58:37
4. Nicola Spirig (SUI) 58:42
5. Kirsten Kasper (USA) 58:44

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