During the swim, little of interest happened, during the bike he soon found himself in a leading group and during the run he was phenomenal; Jonathan Brownlee still got it and just won the World Triathlon Cup in Arzachena, Italy.
When Márk Deváy came out of the water in first position – after 8:45 minutes his 750 meter swim was over – little had actually happened; almost all the men were together and came out of the water one after the other. On the bike, however, that changed completely, because then four men got away with each other. In addition to Deváy, they were New Zealand’s Dylan Mccullough, Frenchman Tom Richard and British Brownlee.
On the tough bike course – three laps with three steep climbs – the four leaders managed to keep a chasing peloton behind. In fact, their leads was initially ten seconds, eventually became thirty seconds and once back in T2 the lead had even increased to almost 50 seconds.
While running, all the excitement suddenly disappeared from the race. That was thanks to one man: Brownlee. From the start, he ran rock-hard, grabbing a lead over the other three men. That lead only grew until the moment when he crossed the finish line after 54:08. Brazilian Manoel Messias became second in 54:25 and French Tom Richard third in 54:35.