Taylor-Brown secures silver in Karlovy Vary


World champion Georgia Taylor-Brown won silver at the ITU World Cup in Karlovy Vary behind Bermuda’s Flora Duffy.

The race saw Jess Learmonth come out of the swim in the lead before a small issue in transition led to her being caught by America’s Katie Zaferes.

The pair were in the lead pack for two laps before Zaferes dropped back leaving the Brit out in front on her own.

Learmonth maintained a 30 second lead over the field as the race entered transition two and she struggled with her bike and lost time on the chase pack.

Taylor-Brown maintained a comfortable position in the chase pack for the bike leg and came out of transition two in third place behind Duffy.

The Bermudan made a break and overtook Learmonth and Taylor-Brown moved into second place after going ahead of her team-mate.

Taylor-Brown continued her medal success with silver to add to her gold and bronze from Hamburg the previous week.

“It was really hard to be honest.,” Taylor-Brown said. “In the first lap of the swim I actually really wanted to give up. I wasn’t feeling good, but I stuck in there and I came back to life a bit on the bike. I set off on the run and knew it wasn’t my day today.”

Learmonth crossed the finish line in fourth place. 

In the men’s race, Ben Dijkstra showed his potential by finishing in tenth place overall in a field that included the world champion Vincent Luis.

Image: Janos M Schmidt/World Triathlon 

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