The last three weeks have gone very well for me. The goal at the beginning of this trip was to improve my ranking and I scored maximum points over 3 races so I’m very pleased.
Yesterday was the final race of the three. We were in China for the ITU Weihai Premium Asian Cup. The race played out very similar to last week in Japan. Gavin Noble (IRL), Mitchell Robins (AUS), Brent and I exited the water together. We were later caught by Claude Eksteen (RSA) and Anton Chuchko (RUS) in the first 5k of the bike and the six of us rode together and got a lead on the rest of the field. I had a smooth transition and was first out onto the run. I was able to run controlled for the first 5k and then picked up the pace on the second half and opened a gap. I ended up winning by about 45 seconds.
Going into the race I felt good but inevitably I was carrying a bit more fatigue compared to the previous weeks. My legs didn’t feel quite as strong on the run but I was still able to execute my race plan and get the job done so I’m happy.
I’m back in Victoria now for a good block of training and then next up is the Edmonton World Cup on July 10th.