Team Europe produced a superb display in Samorin to again run away with victory in the Collins Cup, triathlon’s answer to the Ryder Cup.
Twelve months ago they passed the 40 points mark, this time it was even more emphatic as they collected 53. And all this without the likes of Jan Frodeno and Lucy Charles-Barclay, who had played starring roles in 2021.
Flora Duffy and her Team International teammates had a decent day, with four individual wins, but it was a shocking afternoon for Team USA as they failed to collect a single victory and took home the ‘Broken Spokes’ trophy as a result.
Match 1 – Daniela Ryf vs. Sarah True vs. Flora Duffy
Duffy led the swim (with a fastest of the day 25:33) but it was a Daniela Ryf masterclass from that point onwards.
The reigning IRONMAN World Champion completely erased the memory of a difficult day here 12 months ago as she took control on the bike and then stretched her advantage over the all-important six minutes mark on the run.
Olympic and Commonwealth Champion Duffy stayed on well for second and herself claimed a bonus point over Sarah True in third.
1. Daniela Ryf (EUR)
2. Flora Duffy (INT)
3. Sarah True (USA)