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Jodie Stimpson’s perfect start to the season kept on rolling in Mooloolaba, as the British star pulled off a confident win in the opening World Cup of the season.
Straight from a win in the opening World Triathlon Series race in Abu Dhabi last weekend, Stimpson was part of a 10-woman lead group on the bike, and then pulled away from the field on the run to make it two from two to start the 2016 season.
“It’s great to back to back in Mooloolaba, it’s like a home race, I’ve spent a lot of time here since 2009 and you know I’ve got quite a lot of friends here. It’s a nice feeling to be back here. I got second last time I was here to Annie Haug, so it’s nice to get the win,” Stimpson said.
In particular, Stimpson was happy to have a swim this week that better reflected her training form.
“I swam absolutely shocking in Abu Dhabi and it wasn’t a reflection of how my swimming has gone… to be honest I was probably a little bit behind but I managed to catch a brilliant wave coming in, I got dunked a little bit, but I just caught a cracking wave and it made me come up a little bit…goggles were half off, but it was great fun,” she said.
Read the race recap at Triathlon.org