Weiss on a mission
Peru Alfaro (ESP) was the first of a lead group of seven men to exit the waters of Chankanaab Park. Clemente Alonso Mckernan (ESP), Matt Chrabot (USA), Andres Latorre (COL), Todd Skipworth (AUS), Stephen Bayliss (GBR) and Bas Diederen (NLD) followed Alaro out the water. Defending champion Michael Weiss appeared to dig himself into a bit of a hole when he exited the water in twentieth position, six minutes behind.
In the first of three laps of the bike, though, Weiss was on a mission to get to the front, which he did just as the first lap was completed. Alonso Mckernan, Alfaro, Skipworth and Chrabot were able to hang on to the torrid pace set by Weiss, but the question was for how long, and at what cost.