European medal haul for Brits in Valencia

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The British Paratriathlon team have enjoyed success across a number of classifications at the European Triathlon European Championships in Valencia.

Paralympic bronze medallist Claire Cashmore (PTS5), Dave Ellis (PTVI) and Fran Brown (PTS2) all secured the top step of the podium after enjoying strong performances in their races. 

Cashmore put in a dominant performance that saw her leave the swim in first place and not let anyone past her throughout the sprint distance race. She backed up her performance in Tokyo and will take the confidence from this performance into the World Championships in November. 

Multiple world medallist Ellis, who was competing with his guide Luke Pollard, also left the swim in first place before securing the second fastest bike time and really pulling the race back in the run leg. Oscar Kelly finished in sixth place overall and Rhys Jones was in ninth place. 

World Champion Brown secured a win of over five minutes after putting in a strong performance throughout the race. She secured the fastest swim and bike legs to put herself into a good position ahead of the run leg. 

Double Paralympic medallist George Peasgood (PTS5) was back in action after competing in both triathlon and cycling at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and secured silver behind Paralympic Champion Martin Schulz (GER). Peasgood left the swim in first place and tried to maintain his lead in the bike leg but was chased down on the run. 

Parlaympian Michael Taylor (PTS4) secured his third medal of the season after finishing in second place behind Alexis Hanquinquant (FRA). Taylor was in second place throughout the race and finished with a four minute gap to third place. Finley Jakes finished in fifth place overall only just over a minute from third place. 

In the PTWC race, Josh Landmann finished in 7th place overall and Alison Peasgood and her guide Brooke Gillies didn't finish in the PTVI race. 

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