Alistair Brownlee secures hat-trick of European titles

by Erin Greene on 21 Jun, 2014 04:37 • Español

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Alistair Brownlee secures hattrick of titles

Olympic Champion Alistair Brownlee took his fifth victory in Kitzbuehel and claimed his third European gold medal on Saturday. Although a big lead pack of 53 athletes entered T2, after a fast transition Brownlee immediately opened up a gap over eight athletes. Dmitry Polyanskiy (RUS) and Vicente Hernandez (ESP) were the fastest runners of this chase pack and sprinted to silver and bronze, respectively.

The weather conditions were nothing like the women’s race on Friday. The sun was out all day, warming up the Schwarzsee lake in Kitzbuehel to make these European championships a non-wetsuit swim.

The Polyanskiy brothers were the first ones to exit the water after the 1500m two-lap swim, but they were closely followed by a big pack of 25 athletes, with favorites Brownlee, Hernandez, Fernando Alarza, Joao Pereira, and Alessandro Fabian close behind.

At the halfway point of the bike course, two big groups came together to form one big lead pack of 54 athletes. Despite a few breakaway attempts, the lead group stayed together and entered T2 for a fast and nervous transition.

From there it was a one man show for Brownlee who showed he’s back at almost full strength. Matthew Sharp initially led the chase for Great Britain, with Russians Polyanskiy and Bryukhankov, along with Alarza, Hernandez, Pereira and David Mcnamee (GBR).

One after one they dropped off because of the fast running pace from Hernandez, Polyanskyi and Alarza. In the finish chute it was Polyanskyi who took a well deserved silver medal, while Hernandez took his very first major international elite medal with bronze.


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Related Event: 2014 Kitzbühel ETU Triathlon European Championships
20 - 22 Jun, 2014 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Alistair Brownlee GBR 01:54:08
2. Dmitry Polyanskiy RUS 01:54:35
3. Vicente Hernandez ESP 01:54:39
4. Fernando Alarza ESP 01:54:54
5. Alexander Bryukhankov RUS 01:55:07
6. David Mcnamee GBR 01:55:17
7. Alessandro Fabian ITA 01:55:25
8. Ivan Tutukin RUS 01:55:36
9. Justus Nieschlag GER 01:55:45
10. Matthew Sharp GBR 01:55:48
Results: Elite Women
1. Nicola Spirig SUI 02:10:24
2. Sophia Saller GER 02:10:40
3. Annamaria Mazzetti ITA 02:10:58
4. Hanna Philippin GER 02:11:16
5. Lois Rosindale GBR 02:11:35
6. Rachel Klamer NED 02:11:47
7. Charlotte Bonin ITA 02:11:53
8. Elena Danilova RUS 02:11:54
9. Sara Vilic AUT 02:11:57
10. Mateja Simic SLO 02:12:00
Results: Junior Men
1. Raphael Montoya FRA 00:57:43
2. Antonio Serrat Seoane ESP 00:57:47
3. Maxime Hueber-Moosbrugger FRA 00:57:53
4. Lasse Lührs GER 00:58:16
5. Bence Bicsák HUN 00:58:22
6. Jorik Van Egdom NED 00:58:24
7. Léo Bergere FRA 00:58:28
8. Lucas Jacolin FRA 00:58:30
9. Jonathan Wayaffe BEL 00:58:33
10. Ron Lewinsohn ISR 00:58:35
Results: Junior Women
1. Laura Lindemann GER 01:03:14
2. Audrey Merle FRA 01:03:19
3. Cassandre Beaugrand FRA 01:03:29
4. Ditte Kristensen DEN 01:04:22
5. Carmen Gomez Cortes ESP 01:04:42
6. Sophie Coldwell GBR 01:04:54
7. Angelica Olmo ITA 01:05:11
8. Therese Feuersinger AUT 01:05:23
9. Flóra Bicsák HUN 01:05:54
10. Lena Meißner GER 01:06:04
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