European U23 Championship victory for Georgia Taylor-Brown

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World Cup winner adds ETU U23 European Championship title in Velence, Hungary

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Bronze too for Sian Rainsley, puncture impacts Sam Dickinson

With two European Junior Triathlon Championship titles on her CV already from 2012 and 2013, Great Britain’s Georgia Taylor-Brown added another title yesterday, this time at Under-23 level. Georgia has been in great form already this year, highlighted by an ITU World Cup win in Madrid. Having missed two full seasons with injury in 2014 and 2015, it really is fantastic to see her back racing constantly and successfully.

Initially planned as a Standard distance race, the extreme European temperatures saw the event halved to Sprint distance. Taylor-Brown and fellow Brit, Sian Rainsley, were part of a breakaway on the bike. Taylor-Brown was able to use the run speed that has seen her represent Great Britain in international Cross Country races to run clear to a comfortable victory margin, with Rainsley making it two Brits on the podium with Bronze.

This Championship has seen British athletes consistently return podium results – check out the full history below!

There might well have been more podium success for the Brits, but while part of the breakaway on the bike, Sam Dickinson suffered a puncture on the final lap and had to change wheel. He fought back on the run, but came up just nine seconds short of the podium.

Velence ETU U23 Triathlon European Championships – Saturday 5th August 2017
750m / 20km / 5km

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1st – Georgia Taylor-Brown (GBR) – 1:01:55
2nd – Zsanett Bragmayer (HUN) – 1:02:14
3rd – Sian Rainsley (GBR) – 1:02:42

12th – Bronwen Owen (GBR) – 1:04:56

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1st – Bench Bicsak (HUN) – 55:54
2nd – Sylvain Fridelance (GBR) – 56:18
3rd – Mark Devay (HUN) – 56:29
4th – Sam Dickinson (GBR) – 56:38

9th – James Teagle (GBR) – 56:58
18th – Liam Lloyd (GBR) – 58:03
25th – Calum Johnson (GBR) – 58:44

Great Britain’s success at the ETU U23 Triathlon European Championships:

  • 2017: Georgia Taylor-Brown (Gold), Sian Rainsley (Bronze)
  • 2016: Sophie Coldwell (Silver)
  • 2015: Lucy Hall (Gold), Marc Austin (Silver)
  • 2014: Gordon Benson (Gold)
  • 2013: Lois Rosindale (Gold)
  • 2012: Thomas Bishop (Bronze)
  • 2011: N/A
  • 2010: Jonathan Brownlee (Silver)
  • 2009: Jodie Stimpson (Silver)
  • 2008: N/A
  • 2007: Ritchie Nicholls (Gold), Rosie Clarke (Gold)
  • 2006: Will Clarke (Gold), Oliver Freeman (Silver)
  • 2005: Helen Jenkins (Silver)
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