World Triathlon Series: Vicky Holland wins gold in Edmonton as GB dominate

Media playback is not supported on this device

Holland wins triathlon gold as GB claim four of top five
World Triathlon Series highlights
Coverage: 12:00-13:30 BST on BBC Two on Sunday (replayed at 18:30 on BBC Red Button).

Vicky Holland won gold at the World Triathlon Series in Edmonton to lead a strong British team effort.

Compatriots Georgia Taylor-Brown, Jess Learmonth and Jodie Stimpson finished third, fourth and fifth respectively, while Australia's Ashleigh Gentle was second.

Victory in Canada lifts Olympic bronze medallist Holland to second in the rankings behind American Katie Zaferes.

Meanwhile, Britain's Jonny Brownlee finished fifth in the men's race.

Holland won in Leeds last month but crashed on the bike leg in Hamburg two weeks ago.

"I was really riding high after Leeds and put in a really good block of training," said the 32-year-old. "It was unfortunate I had a crash in Hamburg and I felt very angry and frustrated."

The final World Triathlon round takes place in Montreal next month before the Grand Final on Australia's Gold Coast in September.

"I try not to think about leading the series too much," she added. "Katie has had such a strong season. She hasn't messed up any races."

Spain's Mario Mola followed up his win in Hamburg two weeks ago with another victory in the men's series, finishing ahead of Norway's Kristian Blummenfelt and Australian Jacob Birtwhistle to stay top of the rankings.

Britain's Tom Bishop did not finish the race because of illness.

The third and final leg of the inaugural World Triathlon mixed relay mini-series, with the teams having the additional motivation of securing Olympic qualifying points, takes place later on Saturday.

You can watch it live from 22:50-01:00 BST on BBC Red Button and online.

And then British athletes will turn their attention to the inaugural multi-sport European Championships from 2-12 August in Glasgow.

Top Stories