While the New Year is in full effect, the anticipation for the upcoming 2019 Triathlon season is rapidly approaching!
However, before we dive too deep into the year and we start gearing up for all of the action that is expected to unfold, we want to take a look back into the 2018 season and honour all of the impressive accomplishments, stats, moments and performances that made the year so epically thrilling!
So drumroll please, the category is…. BIKE BREAKAWAY!
Linking Flora Duffy to dominating bike performances is not a new connection.
In fact, the Bermudian and two-time WTS World Champion is famous for her strength and tenacity in the cycle.
But in 2018 and her showcase in Bermuda was next-level inspiring. She started the race coming out of the water first and busted through the first Transition onto the 1500-metre course.
While she started out with someone on her tail, it was her first push on corkscrew hill where she blasted off. Duffy couldn’t be touched, she was unstoppable and impressively rode a full 38.38 KM by herself.
She rode with a speedy average pace of 36.072KM/HR to make ultimately finish with a lead of 58 seconds over the chase behind her. She then went on to win the race, which was a memorable moment for everyone who witnessed it since she was in front of her home crowd.