Georgia Taylor-Brown, Ryan Sissons on top at Madrid ITU World Cup

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Another British ITU Triathlon World Cup winner in 2017

Are you keeping up? Congratulations if you are, because staying up to speed on the run of British success in 2017 is keeping this Editor very busy.

Today’s Madrid ITU Triathlon World Cup in Spain may well have had almost a ‘second team’ British entry – such is the strength of the British squad currently – but that still didn’t didn’t stop another victory!

After Cape Town (Lucy Hall) and Chengdu (Non Stanford), the third ITU World Cup win for 2017 for a British athlete today went to Georgia Taylor-Brown.

After a Silver medal in the 2013 ITU World Junior Triathlon Championship in London, Taylor-Brown suffered an extended period of injuries which kept her out of international competition until 2016. Second at the ETU European Cup earlier this year in Quarteira (to another British winner, Sophie Coldwell), Taylor-Brown was towards the front of the race all day and part of breakaway of eight athletes from whom the podium would be decided.

Despite doing more than her fair share of pace-setting on the bike, Taylor-Brown looked in fine shape on the run and pulled away to a comfortable 51 second winning margin over Taylor Spivey (USA), with another American athlete, Chelsea Burns, taking Bronze.

A fitting win for the Manchester athlete at the end of a very challenging week for the City.

The men’s race was decided on the run, with a three-man group of Sissons (NZL), Montaoya (FRA) and Viain (FRA) pulling clear of Great Britain’s Marc Austin in fourth. The Kiwi’s experience won out over the final 400m, and her pulled away to take the win – which was also a first World Cup Gold for him.

Madrid ITU Triathlon World Cup – Sunday 29th May 2017
1.5km / 40km / 10km


1st – Georgia Taylor-Brown (GBR) – 2:08;05
2nd – Taylor Spivey (USA) – 2:08:56
3rd – Chelsea Burns (GBR) – 2:09:27
4th – Natalie Van Coervorden (AUS) – 2:09:44
5th – Erin Dolan (USA) – 2:10:19

27th – Jenny Manners (GBR) – 2:16:12
DNF – India Lee (GBR)


1st – Ryan Sissons (NZL) – 1:53:00
2nd – Raphael Montoya (FRA) – 1:53:08
3rd – Simon Viain (FRA) – 1:53:!6
4th – Marc Austin (GBR) – 1:54:09
5th – Kevin McDowell (USA) – 1:54:12

11th – James Teagle (GBR) – 1:54:57
24th – Liam Lloyd (GBR) – 1:56:16
29th – Douglas Roberts (GBR) – 1;57:25


John Levison
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TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in the sport for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages. While his passion is triathlon, you'll also find him watching Boxing, Darts or at the theatre enjoying a good musical...