Hewitt’s victory was dedicated to her beloved and talented fiancé, the late Laurent Vidal.
Mario Mola found his way to the front of the race despite a 10-second penalty.
Claiming her first WTS victory since 2014, Great Britain’s Jodie Stimpson finally earned her way back to the top of the podium.
Spain’s Mario Mola started off the new World Triathlon Series season exactly where he finished, on top of the podium.
Spain's Mario Mola and Great Britain's Jodie Stimpson were crowned the first 2016 World Triathlon Series race champions.
Both reigning ITU world championships will race this weekend in Abu Dhabi.