Women’s Heats: Potter Cruises Into Munich Final As Godoy Takes Advantage Of Spitting DQ

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Beth Potter cruised into the finals of the Arena Games Triathlon powered by Zwift World Championship Series opener, but Anna Godoy had to rely on a disqualification to make it through.

Potter was always the heavy favourite and made light work of Heat 1 at Munich’s Olympiapark. A fast Stage 1 saw her secure a whopping 27 second advantage to take into Stage 2 and she was able to cruise home.

The battle for the two other automatic qualification places behind her were much more intense, but it was hometown favourite Lisa Meissner who finished second while the USA’s Gina Sereno narrowly pipped Ilaria Zane for third.

Zane still made the finals as one of two fastest losers. The other also came from Heat 1 to underline the pace in that wave with Luisa Iogna-Prat making the cut.

Heat 2 was more controversial with Petra Kurikova lading after Stage 1 but disqualified before the start of Stage 2 for spitting. Zsanett Bragmayer took the win with German star Anabel Knoll second. Anna Godoy, who has a previous Arena Games podium spot to her name, ended up in third. Had she had to rely on her time to get through then she wouldn’t have made the finals.


Automatic: Beth Potter, Lisa Meissner, Gina Sereno, Zsanett Bragmayer, Anabel Knoll, Anna Godoy.

Fastest losers: Ilaria Zane, Luisa Iogna-Prat.

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