July 6 - British pair Alistair Brownlee and Jodie Stimpson both secured victory at the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Series in Kitzbühel today.
Brownlee (pictured) finished ahead of Spaniard Mario Mola and Switzerland's Sven Riederer to record his second World Triathlon Series win of the season, following victory in San Diego in April.
It was the Olympic champion's record 14th victory overall in the World Triathlon Series.
Brownlee, who now lies in joint fifth place on this year's World Triathlon Series rankings with younger brother Jonathan - the defending world champion who missed Kitzbühel due to illness - completed the course, which consisted of a 750 metre swim, 11.5 kilometre bike leg and 2.5 km run, in 55min: 23sec.
"I mean if any course is going to be my course, this is going to be my thing," said Brownlee who finished the swim in eighth position before heading to the front of the pack during a gruelling bike stage.
"The background of mountains and mountain running, and it's what I love doing, it was fantastic today.
"I just kind of got away and then it was just all about holding my own rhythm.
"Once I was riding there was nothing I could do."
The 25-year-old had been suffering the effects of a stomach bug earlier in the week, which ruled his brother out of the event.
"My stomach was an absolute wreck, I was sort of on that line the whole time and if I went too hard it hurt too much, so I was just trying to keep a steady rhythm and thankfully it was enough," said Alistair Brownlee.
Spain's Javier Gomez, who had won the Olympic silver medal behind Brownlee at London 2012, finished in 11th position which sees his lead over compatriot Mola reduced to 45 points going into the next event in Hamburg on July 20 and 21.
In the women's race, Stimpson's win in Kitzbühel, the fifth event on the Wordl Triathlon Series tour, was her first ever triumph at this level, as she held off the challenge of Emma Jackson from Australia and Germany's Anne Haug to win in a time of 1hour 03min 22sec.
Stimpson now sits in second spot on this year's World Triathlon Series ranking, 102 points behind the leader, Haug.
"I got half way and my legs were not feeling too bad and people were breathing heavy," said Stimpson, third at the previous two WTS events in Madrid and Yokohama.
"I was like, 'Make sure you're feeling alright', I was like 'no way it's going to hit me soon' and then I got to 2km and my legs were OK.
"[Coach] Darren [Smith] said, 'If you get to 2k then let it rip'," she said.
"I just had to give it a go."
Cycling specialist Haug was part of a leading breakaway group, which also contained Stimpson, Jackson, and Nicky Samuels from New Zealand, and she got herself to the front of the pack as the athletes began the 867 metres ascent up the Kitzbühel horn, but with two kilometres to go, the Briton made her move and the German could not respond.
"I'm in third place so I have to be happy with that," said Haug.
"It was an amazing swim for me - I was almost in the first group, it was a little bit shocking for me.
"But it's a series and you have to be consistent all season and I'm in third place so I have to happy," she added.
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