After a strong 750m sea swim, Stimpson got into a lead group of ten women on the bike, and made a move early in the 5km run to set up the victory.
“It’s great to back to back in Mooloolaba, it’s like a home race, I’ve spent a lot of time here since 2009,” said Jodie. It’s a nice feeling to be back here. I got second last time I was here to Annie Haug, so it’s nice to get the win.”
“I swam absolutely shocking in Abu Dhabi and it wasn’t a reflection of how my swimming has gone. To be honest I was probably a little bit behind but I managed to catch a brilliant wave coming in, I got dunked a little bit, but I just caught a cracking wave and it made me come up a little bit…goggles were half off, but it was great fun.”
Olympic bronze medallist Aussie Emma Moffatt was second and USA’s Kirsten Kasper was third.
It was the weekend for Abu Dhabi victors as Mario Mola also won the men’s race, adding to his Abu Dhabi victory from last weekend.
Stimpson will now stay in Australia in preparation for her next race, the ITU World Triathlon Series on Australia’s Gold Coast on 9 April, where the British selectors will be looking to make their final choice for Rio.
Results, 2016 Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup:
1. Jodie Stimpson, GBR, 58:31
2. Emma Moffatt, AUS, 58:48
3. Kirsten Kasper, USA, 58:56