Olympic champion Dame Flora Duffy's bike is still in Denver, making her chances of getting to St. George Worlds almost impossible.
Any triathlon fans checking out the live tracking from Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant today would be wondering where on earth Olympic champion Dame Duffy was. Turns out she wasn’t able to even start today’s race because her bike never made it to Canada.
Dame Duffy posted on social media, “I did not start the today at 70.3 Mont Tremblant because my bike did not arrive. It is still stuck in Denver. I’ll explain more later. Really sad.”
It’s been a tough week for the world’s top triathletes competing in Canada – World Triathlon Championship Series Montreal winner Georgia Taylor-Brown never got her suitcase from Air Canada, who managed to leave it at Heathrow airport all week.
Duffy had chosen to skip the WTCS race in Montreal to focus on the race in Mont-Tremblant – she’s trying to secure a spot for The Ironman 70.3 World Championship in St. George, Utah in October. This weekend is one of the last weekends available to earn a qualifying spot for the 2022 worlds. She had originally planned to compete at Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga in May but had to pull out of that race when she came down with COVID.