Flora Duffy Wins 2020 Arzachena World Cup

October 10, 2020 | 5 Comments

Bermuda’s Flora Duffy has claimed yet another major international title, racing to victory in the Arzachena World Cup this weekend in Italy.

The triathlon.org report said, “It was one of those performances you just had to take a step back and admire as Flora Duffy took the tough Arzachena World Cup course by the neck and raced solo for an hour to win another brilliant gold.

“There was to be no catching the Bermudian from the moment she emerged from the water with 10 seconds of daylight behind her, Britain’s Beth Potter running her way into silver ahead of Italy’s Verena Steinhauser.

“The conditions were near-perfect as the athletes took to the beach start line on Saturday morning, 2019 World Champion Katie Zaferes wearing the number one and leading a strong field into the water. By the first buoy, though, it was Duffy who had the clear water ahead of her and as she powered back towards the beach her advantage grew and grew.

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Flora Duffy Bermuda Oct 10 2020

“The short run into transition confirmed a 10-second lead was already hers, Zaferes, Sara Perez Sala, Rachel Klamer and Anna Godoy Contreras looking to try and bridge the gap straight out of T1.

“Duffy had other ideas. The first long climb saw her stretch away and her technical brilliance allowed her to attack the downhill too, carving out a 35-second lead by the end of lap one. Behind her, Angelica Olmo, Leonie Periault and Potter had battled hard to join Zaferes, Klamer and Steinhauser, the two Spaniards dropping off the pace.

“The lead was just north of 50 seconds as Duffy dismounted and headed into transition with no thought of looking back, then it was Klamer, Potter and Olmo out together and looking to chase the podium places.

“As Duffy soaked up the final few hundred metres safe in the knowledge gold was hers for the second successive World Cup, Potter came around the final corner with just enough daylight behind her, Steinhauser edging Periault to the final podium spot down the blue carpet.

The full 2020 Arzachena ITU Triathlon World Cup results follow below [PDF here]:

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  1. Bermudian says:

    Flora is the greatest triathlete EVERRR!! So inspiring!

  2. Western star says:

    Omg love herrrr!

  3. Ruth Holder says:

    Congratulations, to you. Flora Duffy You do Bermuda proud. You are the greatest

  4. Hey says:

    Go Flora go!

  5. Patricia says:

    Congratulations to Flora. All the best to u.

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