The Grand Prix Lyonnaise des Eaux French triathlon club championship series concluded at the Triathlon de Nice Cote d’Azur with Les Sables Vendee Tri taking the men’s crown from EC Sartrouville and with Poissy Triathlon retaining their women’s title.
Running ability decided the last Olympic distance race of the ITU World Triathlon Series before competitors face each other in Hyde Park, London for the London 2012 Olympic Games. A fast break for Alistair Brownlee as he left transition gave him victory in the men’s race and Nicola Spirig outsprinted Lisa Norden to win the women’s race.
Alistair Brownlee wins triathlon’s 2011 ITU World Championship Series Grand Final in Beijing, China to take series title with brother Jonathan Brownlee’s third place in the race enough to secure him the runners up place in the series overall.
Helen Jenkins takes second place in the women’s grand final to give her the women’s overall series title.
The three Emma’s give Australia a 1 – 2 – 3 in the women’s round of triathlon’s ITU World Championship Series in Hamburg, Germany whilst Brad Kahlefeldt outsprints Will Clarke to the finish in the final two hundred metres of the run to win the men’s race.
Brownlee brothers 1-2 with Javier Gomez finishing fourth in Dunkerque gives Sartrouville their second victory of the French Grand Prix triathlon series. Poissy’s Andrea Hewitt outsprints Charleville Tri Ardenne’s Emma Moffatt to win the womens race and lead her team to their second victory of the series.
Alistair Brownlee put aside the disappointment of the opening World Championship Series race in Sydney to record his first win of the year in a time of 55:49 at the opening round of the French Grand Prix triathlon series in Nice, France. With his Sartrouville team mates, younger brother Jonathan and their World Championship Series rival Javier Gomez, taking the second and third places the team also made a promising start to retaining the Division 1 team title.
Javier Gomez wins men’s race with Jonathan Brownlee taking silver after Alistair Brownlee slipped and injured himself on the third lap of the run having been with the lead pack throughout the race.
Paula Findlay holds off Barbara Riveros Diaz to take womens title in a time of 02:01:21 with current series champion Emma Moffatt finishing in 13th.