Pierre le Corre was the favorite beforehand and in Tangier, Morocco, the Frenchman showed why: during the swim and bike leg of the World Triathlon Cup Tangier he was already in good shape and during the run he was really too strong for all his competitors.
During the swim it was Jamie Riddle who set the pace and climbed back on shore after 9:59 minutes. In the ocean, where the water was pretty choppy, quite a few differences were already emerging and that resulted in a fragmented field on the bike, although several small groups soon got back together, thus forming bigger groups. Initially, two men went on an adventure with each other: Ricardo Batista and Angel Sanches Carreras, but they did not stay ahead for long. A large peloton, including Le Corre, soon caught up with the two men and then it was this leading group that rode together to T2. Their lead over a chasing group steadily increased and was over forty seconds at the start of the run.
Fastest transition was, as often happens, for Jonas Schomburg; as a result, the German led solo during the first meters of the run, but he was soon overtaken by David Cantero del Campo and Le Corre. Schomburg in turn dropped back, while at that very moment Le Corre was running away from Cantero del Campo. The Frenchman seemed to almost fly over the course and eventually won the race in a time of 53:55. Cantero Del Campo was second 13 seconds behind and Vetle Bergsvik Thorn was third 23 seconds behind.