Something of a first in men’s ITU World Triathlon Series racing this year. It’s taken six races, but we finally have an athlete secure two wins, courtesy of Jacob Birtwhistle (AUS), at the Hamburg Wasser ITU World Triathlon Hamburg.
Australian Jacob Birtwhistle proved himself to be in the battle for the World Series in 2019 after claiming his second victory of the season in the 2019 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon Hamburg. Birtwhistle led a full podium sweep of training partners, with Frenchman Vincent Luis grabbing second place and Belgian Jelle Geens in third, only a week after stepping on top of the WTS podium for the first time on his life.
“Today was one of these special races”, said Aussie Birtwhistle. “Once we got onto the run, it was almost like a training session for us guys out the front there. I am really happy to come away with the win today, I thought I had a little bit left in the tank when Vincent went past and I just had to stick with him for the last 100m or so and thankfully I just managed to get on top of him”, he explained. For the Australian this second win is “a huge confidence boost, I’ve been able to back up the win in Leeds again this weekend so I guess hopefully that means I will be here to stay and hopefully to the Olympics and I plan to do something similar there”.
Hamburg Wasser ITU World Triathlon Hamburg – Saturday 6th July 2019
750m / 20km / 5km
1st – Jacob Birtwhistle (AUS) – 55:09
2nd – Vincent Luis (FRA) – 55:10
3rd – Jelle Geens (BEL) – 55:13
4th – Mario Mola (ESP) – 55:15
5th – Leo Bergere (FRA) – 55:17
6th – Hayden Wilde (NZL) – 55:20
7th – Justus Nieschlag (GER) – 55:25
8th – Javier Gomez (ESP) – 55:34
9th – Marten Van Riel (BEL) – 55:41
10th – Ryan Sissons (NZL) – 55:45
38th – Thomas Bishop (GBR) – 57:02
43rd – Alex Yee (GBR) – 57:25
DNF – Jonathan Brownlee (GBR)
This article originally appeared at: https://www.tri247.com/triathlon-news/elite/world-triathlon-hamburg-2019-men-report