The European Championships dominated the weekend at home, but there was success elsewhere in Europe with British juniors winning four medals at the Riga ETU European Cup event, including gold for Daniel Dixon. Middle distance racers also enjoyed success at Challenge Turku in Finland.
The European Championships 2018 – Glasgow
Jess Learmonth added European silver to the Commonwealth silver she won at the start of the season. She was delighted with the result, finishing behind the ever-green Nicola Spirig (SUI). Rising star, Cassandra Beaugrand (FRA) finished third.
Alistair Brownlee started his first Olympic distance race this season along side Barclay Izzard and hometown hero Marc Austin. There were no medals but plenty of drama with Brownlee finishing fourth, Izzard grabbing a brilliant top ten result and Marc Austin crashing heavily but battling to the finish. He later discovered he’d fractured a bone in his lower back, and will miss the rest of season.
615 British Age-Group athletes suited up in the red, white and blue on Saturday, hauling in an impressive 67 medals.
2018 Riga ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup
18 British Juniors competed at the European Cup this weekend in Riga, Latvia. Daniel Dixon, the youngest British male there took the gold with a five second lead. Matthew Willis was close behind to finish third in a sprint finish with Cameron Main who finished fourth. Marcus Dey came eighth and Tyler Hutchinson finished 13th.
The women’s race saw eight Brits pack out the top 11 places. Freya Thompson earned second after a strong run leg, with Sophia Green completing the podium in third. Full results can be found below
2018 Riga ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup RESULTS:
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Challenge Turku, Finland
The middle-distance race featured six British names across the pro men and women’s races. Sarah Lewis came out on top to win with a 53 second lead. Claire Hann and Frankie Sanjana finished fifth and sixth respectively with Emma Deary placing eight. In the Men’s race Thomas Davis had an incredible start leading on the bike course ahead of two times IRONMAN 70.3 world Champion Sebastian Kienle. Davis held his own against a strong field to finish fourth, with Sam Wade placing seventh.