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If Saturday had felt like a high point for French triathlon, there was good reason. First, Vincent Luis delivered a brilliant WTS Hamburg silver in the men’s race, before 21-year-old Cassandre Beaugrand showed why she has been tipped for greatness with a first-ever WTS gold. By the end of Sunday, France was able to add Mixed Relay World Championship gold to their impressive haul, romping to victory by over 40 seconds from Australia, with USA home in third.
“We came here with the A team and everything worked out perfectly,” said Vincent Luis after his final leg sealed the win. “When everything works, you just gotta be happy. The atmosphere here was also great. We are all really looking forward to race the Mixed Relay in the Olympics, we never had a triathlon Olympic medal in France and now we have more chances.
“I can’t believe it,” added Beaugrand, “leaving Hamburg with two gold medals is incredible.” Read the complete recap at Triathlon.org.
2018 Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships Hamburg, Germany – July 15, 2018
1. Team I France (FRA) 1:20:06
2. Team I Australia (AUS) 1:20:49
3. Team I United States (USA) 1:20:51
4. Team I Great Britain (GBR) 1:21:09
5. Team I Netherlands (NED) 1:21:24