WTS Hamburg: Zaferes wins her first WTS event

There is nothing unusual about seeing a USA athlete on the top of the podium but this time it was Katie Zaferes taking the top spot instead of Gwen Jorgensen, who had to settle for third place. In a great performance Rachel Klamer from The Netherlands took second and her first podium finish.

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Jorgensen was always the favourite for WTS Hamburg, which was raced over the sprint distance, but both Zaferes and Klamer had a great swim leg exiting in the lead group behind Britain’s Lucy Hall, and from then on never lost their command of the race. 

They formed a lead group of eight on the bike leg which included Hall, Charlotte Bonin, Mari Rabie, and Caroline Routia and quickly managed to gain a lead of about 30 seconds on the first chase group which contained Gwen Jorgensen.  Initially Helen Jenkins and Jodie Stimpson were in the second chase group, but then the two groups merged and the pair came to the front to try and push the pace.