Vincent Luis made it three for three, while Taylor Spivey took the women's race at Super League Mallorca after series leader Katie Zaferes crashed during the final leg of the race.
November 5, 2018 | NEWS|
After his victories on Jersey and Malta, Vincent Luis made it three for three and extended his lead in the Super League series after a big win in Mallorca. After a crash derailed her race on the second day of competition, Katie Zaferes was happy to at least make the podium, but that wasn't enough for her to take the overall title for the weekend of racing, which went to countrywoman Taylor Spivey.
Luis tactically superb
On Saturday, Henry Schoeman (RSA) won the triple mix format, finishing ahead of Luis and Jonathan Brownlee (GBR). Sunday's final leg of the Enduro, which included two sprint triathlons in a row, offered a "short chute" to each of the earlier heat winners. Luis tok the day after using his "shortcut" in the final lap of the run, finishing with a time of 54:21, just ahead of the Brownlee, who had used his "shortcut" one lap earlier. Schoeman rounded out the the Enduro podium. Overall victory went to Luis, followed by Schoeman and Brownlee.
Taylor Spivey takes the overall win
For the women there was no title defense in Mallorca. Although Zaferes won the Triple Mix on Saturday ahead of fellow Americans Spivey and Kirsten Kasper, third place on Sunday was not enough to give her the overall victory.
During the final leg of the race Sunday's Enduro, Zaferes crashed heading into the first bike/ run transition. Although she was able to continue and made it to the podium, she lost out to Taylor Spivey and Kirsten Kasper. The podium finish, though, was enough to still net her second in the overall standings behind a Spivey. Third place on the overall podium went to Kasper.
For the overall standings, Zaferes still leads with 71 points. Kasper is second with 52 points, ahead of Rachel Kramer with 40 points.