Jonny Brownlee takes gold at Arzachena and more elite action from the weekend

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Jonny Brownlee took top spot in Italy as many British athletes prepare to race on home soil at the AJ Bell 2021 World Triathlon Leeds this coming weekend.

2021 World Triathlon Cup Arzachena

A competitive field was bested by Jonny Brownlee after a commanding display at Arzachena. The British Olympian surged to victory ahead of Adrien Briffod (SUI) in 2nd and Mario Mola (ESP) in 3rd. Recording the fastest run on the day (00:14:49), Brownlee crossed the finish line in 00:54:48, four seconds ahead of his competition.

Grant Sheldon, Tom Bishop and Alistair Brownlee all joined Jonny on the start line. Both Sheldon and Bishop crossed the line under the hour mark in 36th and 40th place respectively, after Bishop suffered a fall on the bike. Alistair Brownlee left the race with a DNF after T2.

RESULTS

2021 Europe Triathlon Cup Olsztyn

Three British athletes finished in the top-fifteen in the men’s race in Poland. Jack Willis took 5th place, crossing the line just five seconds after Simon Westermann (SUI) in 3rd. His compatriots, Harry Leleu and Cameron Main also performed well, finishing in 7th and 12th place respectively. Christopher Perham and Oliver Turner finished in succession in 26th and 27th place.

In the women’s race, Sophia Green followed her recent bronze medal performance at the Sospan Sprint Triathlon Llanelli with a 6th place finish in Poland. Crossing the line 21 seconds later was Iona Miller in 10th place, beating out Germany’s Selina Klamt to secure a top-ten finish.

RESULTS

Challenge St. Pölten

Laura Siddall performed well in Austria to record a 4th place finish. She put down one of the fastest bike legs on the course (02:30:20) to finish in front of Germany’s Laura Jansen. The women’s podium was topped by Anne Haug (GER) whilst the men’s race saw an all-German podium made up of Frederic Funk, Jan Stratmann and Maurice Clavel.

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Tradeinn International Triathlon 140.6inn

The first edition of this long distance race held in Girona, Spain welcomed a number of British athletes to race amongst a competitive field. Two British women made up the top five, with 2019 IRONMAN Lanzarote Champion, Nikki Bartlett, securing a place on the podium in 3rd.  Bartlett shared the podium with Emma Bilham (SUI) and Judith Corachan Vaquera (ESP) before fellow Brit, Chantal Cummings crossed the line in 4th place.

Tom Davis swapped Challenge St. Pölten for racing in Spain and achieved a 14th place finish after trouble on the bike slowed him down significantly. The men’s race was won by France’s Sam Laidlow.

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