– Felt-sponosred triathlete Emma Snowsill
surged past fellow Australian Emma Moffat to win the Hy-Vee ITU Triathlon Elite Cup
in Des Moines, Iowa, Sunday. Snowsill put in a strong ride on her Felt ZW
bike and then a scorching run to win by 16 seconds.
It was Snowsill’s second win in Des Moines; she also took the title here in 2008. The gold medalist
from the 2008 Olympic Games
had the fastest run of the day, posting a split of 34:05, which allowed her to make up a deficit of more than a minute at T2.
Snowsill chased down the lead pack during the run, finally passing the leaders with 2 kilometers to go. From there, she powered away for the win and the $200,000 first place prize. HY-VEE ITU ELITE CUP
DES MOINES, IOWA. JUNE 13
1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run1. Emma Snowsill (AUS) 1:59:35
2. Emma Moffatt (AUS) 1:59:51
3. Helen Jenkins (GBR) 1:59:51
4. Paula Findlay (CAN) 1:59:54
5. Andrea Hewitt (NZL) 2:00:01