The 28-year-old, whose first season as a professional came just three years ago in 2017, landed prize money of $11,000 for his efforts and further justified his switch from competitive swimming.
Naturally, Angert was one of the quicker athletes over the first leg and exited the water just outside the top 10.
The 2019 IRONMAN Barcelona champion then set about catching the frontrunners on the bike, and his electric pace would see him lead the all-star line-up for a series of laps in the middle of the 80km leg.
Angert’s blistering 1:40:41 bike split meant he was still in contention when he set out on the run.
Exceptional pace from several other athletes saw Angert slip back on the final leg but finishing 13th in a time of 3:08:14 was a sign of the significant progress he has made during his short time as a pro.
The result at Daytona helped him to #22 in the PTO World Rankings, and Florian was understandably delighted with his performance.
“What a race. Super happy. [I] finally raced with confidence and heart.
“Running felt great, got passed by some serious runners and came home in 13th.
“I take a lot of confidence out of this race and into the training for 2021. Great experience and an awesome race I will remember.”
Here are the ‘Weapons of Choice’ that allowed ‘Flo’ to thrive in Daytona, and record one of his best results to date:
Wetsuit: Sailfish G-Range
Speedsuit: Sailfish Rebel Pro
Trisuit: Cube SLT
Bike frame: Cube Aerium C68 SLT
Frame size: L
Aero Bars: Sync Ergonomics
Front wheel: Zipp 858 TL
Rear Wheel: Zipp Super 9 TL
Front tyre: Schwalbe Pro One TT
Rear tyre: Schwalbe Pro One TT
Tyre and Tube type: Tubeless
Component Groupset: SRAM AXS 1X
Power meter: Quarq
Crank length: 170mm
Cleat System: Speedplay
Gearing: 52 10-28
Saddle: Gebiomized Stride
Hydration System: Cube Inbuilt
Shoes: New Balance Fuelcell RC Elite