Sunday, June 21, 2009

Washington - World Championship Series

A 6th place finish, which brings me up to 6 on the World Championship rankings.
The Potomac river served us a challenging swim. The field spread out pretty quickly because of the drift which pushed us together into the ropes of the first 2 bouys. I found the bike really tough, especially coming out of the corners and because I was in the chase group 35sec back out of the water, so we had to put in a lot of effort to get reach the front of the race. On the run, the long straight road spread the field out and by the last lap there was a gap between each of us in the top 10. Emma Moffatt (1st) and Emma Snowsill (2nd) and Daniela Ryf (3rd) all had great runs to take the podium positions.
Laurent too, had a great run, 30.29 the 2nd fastest in the mens field, to finish 7th after a group of 5 got away after the swim and built up a 2min lead coming off the bike.
Now from Washington DC to Des Moines, Iowa, for the big money World Cup in 6 days time.