“I am very happy to finish the season on such a high, it gives me lot of motivation for the upcoming year,” Tertsch said. “And I am proud with the way I executed the race on the day itself, I made good tactical decisions and was able to make the best out of my abilities."
The elite women’s race started in heavy rain, making the 750m swim more challenging. Tertsch exited the water about 30 seconds behind the leaders. Jumping on her Liv Langma Advanced SL bike with a CADEX 42 WheelSystem, she powered to the front of the pack, sticking to the wheel of Nicola Spirig.
Coming into T2, Tertsch had moved ahead of Spirig and finished fastest on the bike by 3 seconds. On the run, Beth Potter (Great Britain) surged past Tertsch and Spirig to take control of the race. Behind the Brit, Tertsch found herself in a three-way sprint at the line. Digging deep, she secured third to take the final spot on the podium.