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Vicky Holland takes Cape Town win

Cape Town World Triathlon Series

Cape Town – Under foggy skies and a slight chill in the air, Great Britain’s Vicky Holland announced her return from injury in style with her first ever World Triathlon Series win. A late surge on the run gave the Brit just what she needed to hold off the USA’s Katie Zaferes and Switzerland’s Nicola Spirig. With silver, Zaferes moved into the top spot on the Columbia Threadneedle Rankings. [Read more…]

Jonathan Brownlee triumphant in Auckland

Jonathan Brownlee - Auckland

Great Britian’s Jonathan Brownlee finally ended the reign of Spains Javier Gomez Noya in Auckland today at the 2015 World Triathlon Series. Brownlee had not beaten Gomez on three previous occasions he was not to be denied a fourth time. A career best performance from Pierre Le Corre (FRA) saw him grab his first WTS podium.

Following a less than perfect start to his 2015 season he turned in a master-class performance over the tough and hilly course.

Remaining one of the athletes to beat throughout the entirety of the New Zealand course, Brownlee proved his gold-medal worth once foot hit the pavement and he secured a healthy gap that brought him into the finish-line. Adding a 10-second lead after each of the four-lap 10-kilometre run, he took home the top podium position with a time of 1:55:26.

“It was great to win today, first World Series event that I have won in a while. In Abu Dhabi I made a lot of mistakes and I have been beating myself up about it over the last three weeks and training hard because I did not want to do it again,” said Brownlee. “I felt good, I really enjoyed it today and I am pleased to win.”

63 athletes dove into the Auckland Harbour but it was no surprise to see the familiar sight of Richard Varga (GBR) at the front of the pack and first out of the water, a lead group formed crossing through the first transition that remained a tight pack until the end.

With the leaders becoming interchangeable, a 15-man lead group held a united front and stayed uninterrupted for all eight laps of the 40-kilometre bike discipline. The showcased leaders consisted of Brownlee, Thomas Bishop (GBR), Varga, Gomez Noya, Henri Schoeman (RSA) and Pierre Le Corre (FRA). The chase group, which housed New Zealand’s own Ryan Sissons (NZL) and the WTS Abu Dhabi gold medallist Mario Mola(ESP) could not close the gap and stayed behind by over 30 seconds.

Spain’s Gomez returned to form after his 6th-place finish in Abu Dhabi and earned himself a podium position. Despite not being able to catch up to the wind of Brownlee, in the final lap he broke away from Le Corre, who finished third, and established the silver medal. This is the first time in the four outstanding appearances in Auckland that Gomez has not placed first—he was the WTS Auckland champion most recently in 2014.

“Jonathan was just really strong today. I have been through a pretty tough time lately, I got sick right before Abu Dhabi and between that race and today I was taking a strain too so I am really happy with second place. Obviously I would have loved to win but I performed the best I could,” said Gomez.

Another standout performer throughout the day was Richard Varga who lead the charge out of the water and then out on the bike. The strong swimmer was first out of the water and remained a constant competitor among the lead pack on bike, where he also entered with the top time entering the second transition. He finished in seventh place with a time of 1:57:07.

Elite Men
1.     Jonathan Brownlee     GBR     GB     01:55:26
2.     Javier Gomez Noya     ESP     ES     01:55:41
3.     Pierre Le Corre     FRA     FR     01:55:52
4.     Fernando Alarza     ESP     ES     01:56:48
5.     Ryan Bailie     AUS     AU     01:56:53
6.     Henri Schoeman     RSA     ZA     01:57:03
7.     Richard Varga     SVK     SK     01:57:07
8.     Crisanto Grajales     MEX     MX     01:57:17
9.     Ben Kanute     USA     US     01:57:20
10.     Tony Dodds     NZL     NZ     01:57:39

Clarke on Top in Lanzarote

will clarke - Lanzarote 70.3

The hot Lanzarote sun with temperatures up to 28 degrees and a virtually windless day provided an excellent opportunity for breaking records today at the IRONMAN 70.3 Lanzarote 2014 [Read more…]

Guilliaume and Gossage take Lanzarote Ironman 2014

Romain Guillaume

The Lanzarote Ironman 2014, proved to be a dynamic success for both Romain Guillaume of France and Lucy Gossage of Britain, when they both proved dominant in winning this testing event. [Read more…]

Lanzarote Ironman 2014 press conference

Challengers - pre-event Lanzarote 2014

The Lanzarote Ironman 2014 press conference, kicked the introduction of the elite athletes off in its normal cheerful and thorough manner. [Read more…]

Mark Foster in Tri Team

Mark Foster

Britain’s most decorated male swimmer, Mark Foster, has signed up to take part in the London Triathlon, the world’s biggest of its kind, taking place on the 2-3 August 2014 at the Excel Docklands in East London. [Read more…]

Brownlees crowned Abu Dhabi champions

Brownlees - Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 March 2014 – Olympic gold medallist Alistair Brownlee today won the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon short course crown for a second year running, however this year he shared the winners glory with his 2012 World Champion brother and Olympic bronze medalist, Jonathan. The British Olympians crossed the finish line arm in arm, scooping the event’s first ever prize pot for the short course. [Read more…]

Beaugrand and Benson win at Eton Dorney

Gordon Benson

Gordon Benson

Cassandre Beaugrand (FRA) and Gordon Benson (GBR) brought the curtain down on another ETU Junior European Cup season with victory at Eton Dorney. [Read more…]

Taylor-Brown wins in Tiszaujvaros

Georgia Taylor-Brown

Georgia Taylor-Brown

Georgia Taylor-Brown wins gold at the ETU Junior European Cup in Tiszaujvaros.

Taylor-Brown delivered a performance full of power and control to win her first European Junior Cup race. [Read more…]

Lanzarote Ironman 2013 Press Conference

Lanzarote Ironman 2013 Press Conference

Lanzarote Ironman 2013 Press Conference

The Lanzarote Ironman 2013 Press Conference was a more cagey affair this year, there was none of the bravado of the previous year and there was no triathlete who expressed their desire to win more so than Bella Bayliss. [Read more…]