Javier Gomez cemented his position at the top of the World Triathlon Series standings, but had to settle for 2nd in Hamburg today as an inspired Vincent Luis of France had the race of his life to sprint his way to 1st place.

The race was over sprint distance (750m swim/20km bike/5km run) and as in the women’s race the swim was non-wetsuit due to the warm waters. Nobody was surprised to see super-swimmer Richard Varga (SVK) lead out into the first transition after a blistering 9:03 swim.