Catch up on all the weekends action including the Huelva ETU Cup, Super League Bali and Clumber Park Duathlon.
Barclay Izzard produced a stand out performance in the southwestern Spanish port city to pick up his first standard distance continental cup win, with fellow Loughborough Triathlon Performance Centre training partner Ben Dijkstra finishing third on the podium after an injury hit 2018.
Coming through the swim and bike in a 20 strong chase pack with fellow Briton's Callum Johnson and Chris Perham, Izzard and Dijkstra set out on the run from T2 alongside the fast footed Spaniard González García in the hunt to chase down Márk Dévay (HUN), who had established a solo breakaway. Working through the gears Barclay Izzard looked to be flying throughout the 10km and had reeled the Hungarian in by the turnpoint before pushing on to establish a healthy lead to lift the tape, with González García (ESP) and Dijkstra also moving up past Dévay into the podium positions.
In the women's race Olivia Mathais led out of the swim into T1 and joined forces on the bike with small group including London 2012 Olympic silver medalist Lisa Nordén (SWE), driving the pace at the front away from the chasing pack. Leaving T2 in fourth place, Mathais was well in contention to challenge for a podium spot but unfortunately could quite match the foot speed of the three in front over 10km to just miss out on a medal.
|Gold||Barclay Izzard||Pauline Landron (FRA)|
|Silver||Ignacio Gonzalez Garcia (ESP)||Cecilia Santamaria Surroca (ESP)|
|Bronze||Ben Dijkstra||Emmie Charayron (FRA)|
|Further British Results||7th - Calum Johnson, 15th - Christopher Perham, DNF - Grant Sheldon||4th - Olivia Mathais, 11th - Sophie Alden, 13th - India Lee, 21st - Hannah Kitchen, DNF - Beth Potter|
The stunning north Nottinghamshire National Park welcomed over 600 duathletes this weekend as it hosted a 2020 ITU Standard Distance Duathlon World Championships Age-Group qualifier. In the standard distance race Beijing 2008 Olympian, Will Clarke (1:45:19) set a course record as he continued his preparations for Ironman Texas in the coming weeks, whilst 2018 Age-Group Ironman World Champion Ruth Purbrook (2:02:18) took the top step of the women's podium, finishing over seven minutes clear of her nearest rival.
The Tri Society event also featured a sprint duathlon in which James Mellor (56:26) and Beccy Tipping (1:03:27) picked up the honours in the men's and women's race respectively.
The hunt for a golden ticket was on this weekend with three spots available to both the men's and women's main series. Austrailia's Ryan Fisher and France's Sandra Dodet dominated proceedings, winning on both days in the Equalizer and Enduro to secure their qualification.
Oliver Turner of Jersey and Britain's Connnor Henderson finished 12th and 17th respectively. The next event in the qualifier series is Poznan, Poland in June