Luis and Zaferes tops in Yokohama

Vincent Luis took an exciting men's race while Kate Zaferes led an American podium sweep at the ITU World Triathlon Yokohama in Japan.

| May 18, 2019 | NEWS

Katie Zaferes made it a hat trick with her third straight WTS win in Yokohama, Japan.

Katie Zaferes made it a hat trick with her third straight WTS win in Yokohama, Japan.

Photo >Delly Carr | ITU

Katie Zaferes has already had a dream year - and we're only in May. The American has followed up her Super League Championship with three straight WTS wins, the last coming at the ITU World Triathlon Yokohama, where she led an American sweep of the podium. In the men's race Vincent Luis managed to outsprint Henri Schoeman to continue his impressive year that also began with the Super Legue title.

Zaferes runs away to another win

It was Jessica Learmonth (GBR) who led the way out of the water after the choppy swim with Maya Kingma (NED), Taylor Spivey (USA) and Zaferes in tow. Those four were joined in transition by Yuko Takahashi (JPN), Summer Rappaport (USA) and Lotte Miller (NOR). The group of seven worked well together on the bike and were able to enter T2 with a lead of about a minute.

That was more than enough of a lead, it turned out. Zaferes and Rappaport quickly moved away from the rest of the group, with Zaferes managing to make a final push with 500 m to go to take the win. Rappaport took second and Spivey, who managed to drop Takahashi on the run, rounded out the all-American podium.

 

ITU World Triathlon Yokohama | Women

May 18, 2019 | Yokohama, Japan

Name

Country

Overall

1,500 m Swim

40 km Bike

10 km Run

1

Katie Zaferes

USA

01:52:12

00:18:46

00:58:06

00:34:07

2

Summer Rappaport

USA

01:52:33

00:18:47

00:58:03

00:34:25

3

Taylor Spivey

USA

01:53:29

00:18:43

00:58:04

00:35:19

4

Yuko Takahashi

JPN

01:53:38

00:18:49

00:58:01

00:35:32

5

Georgia Taylor-Brown

GBR

01:54:25

00:18:58

00:59:55

00:34:14

6

Jessica Learmonth

GBR

01:54:52

00:18:39

00:58:07

00:36:43

7

Maya Kingma

NED

01:54:59

00:18:41

00:58:05

00:36:48

8

Non Stanford

GBR

01:55:10

00:18:56

00:59:56

00:34:59

9

Tamara Gorman

USA

01:55:35

00:18:56

00:59:56

00:35:24

10

Laura Lindemann

GER

01:55:43

00:19:39

01:00:12

00:34:34

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Luis takes the sprint

Right from the start Vincent Luis (FRA), Henri Schoeman (RSA) and Marten Van Riel (BEL) pressed the pace at the front, but they weren't able to open much daylight and were joined early on in the bike by Javier Gomez Noya (ESP), Dorian Coninx (FRA), Aaron Royle (AUS), Jonas Schomburg (GER), Bence Bicsak (HUN), Ilia Prasolov (RUS) and Alois Knabl (AUT).

That group of 10 was able to open a gap of 56 seconds on the chasers starting the run. Luis quickly pushed the pace at the front, with Schoeman, Bicsak and Noya hanging tough behind. Alex Yee (GBR) looked to be gaining ground on the leaders, closing the gap to 30 seconds by 5 km, but his charge stalled and the race came down to a sprint over the final few kilometers. Luis led the way, finishing three seconds up on Schoeman and five ahead of Bicsak. Gomez would have to settle with fourth, with Yee taking fifth.

ITU World Triathlon Yokohama | Men

May 18, 2019 | Yokohama, Japan

Name

Country

Overall

1,500 m Swim

40 km Bike

10 km Run

1

Vincent Luis

FRA

01:43:21

00:17:41

00:54:07

00:30:21

2

Henri Schoeman

RSA

01:43:24

00:17:39

00:54:02

00:30:22

3

Bence Bicsák

HUN

01:43:26

00:17:52

00:53:59

00:30:23

4

Javier Gomez Noya

ESP

01:43:38

00:17:47

00:54:06

00:30:33

5

Alex Yee

GBR

01:43:57

00:18:27

00:54:12

00:29:58

6

Fernando Alarza

ESP

01:44:06

00:18:22

00:54:14

00:30:19

7

Luke Willian

AUS

01:44:07

00:18:24

00:54:14

00:30:21

8

Marten Van Riel

BEL

01:44:09

00:17:41

00:54:06

00:31:07

9

Ryan Sissons

NZL

01:44:13

00:18:25

00:54:10

00:30:28

10

Sam Ward

NZL

01:44:19

00:18:27

00:54:11

00:30:30

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