The French star was in prime position throughout and she admitted afterwards it was an important stepping stone en route to the Paris Olympics next year.
“I think I wanted this so much, it was not like anger, but I just wanted to win,” she explained.
“I’ve been thinking about it for the last month and training hard – I’m so happy.”
Transitions the fourth discipline
She was faultless throughout and agreed that it wasn’t all about swim, bike and run either.
“Last year my transitions cost me a lot, and today they just saved me a bit of time. I’m very happy with that.”
And while conscious a very different Olympic-distance test awaits in Paris, she enjoyed the shorter format which saw her crowned Super Sprint World Champion.
“I think it’s just my strength, like 1500 metres is what I like doing on the track. So I’m very confident at this distance and I love it so much.”
And there were no complaints from runner-up Beth Potter who told World Triathlon: “I knew Cassandre was going to be hard to beat, but I’m happy [with my race].
“I woke up feeling a bit ill, actually, so I’m a bit proud of how I stuck it out and got through the race.
“I quite enjoy the shorter format. Obviously, we have a lot of practice in Super League and I really enjoy that kind of racing.”
There was plenty for the home crowds to cheer too, with Laura Lindemann rounding out the podium while Annika Koch and Marlene Gomez-Göggel were fourth and fifth respectively.
“The crowds were awesome again – it’s the magic of the home race,” said Lindemann. “I think it’s just amazing to race here in Hamburg on home soil and yeah, it was just so, so much fun.”