The 2022 Super League Triathlon Championship Series in Malibu generated plenty of talking points, with bike crashes for two of the big favourites.
Georgia Taylor-Brown looked on course for another dominant win, only to hit the ground on Stage 2 – and Taylor Spivey took full advantage to triumph on home turf and claim the outright lead.
GTB was at least able to limit the damage and take third but that wasn’t possible in the men’s race for last week’s Munich winner Matt Houser who crashed on Stage 1 and was then eliminated.
That left Hayden Wilde to claim a significant success – a big step towards overall honours. You can watch it all again via the video below.
Where and when to watch
There were plenty of talking points beforehand too – not least the sea swim and the fact that Vasco Vilaca was bitten by a seal!
Our explainer gave you the full details, with the women’s race getting underway at 1308 local time (2108 UK time), followed by the men at 1420 (2220 UK).
This live blog kept you up to speed with what’s happening and featured interviews and insights from athletes and managers as well as regular video updates from Mark and Lucy Buckingham.
The format and venue
It was the Eliminator this time which meant three regular (swim-bike-run) triathlons, with a short break in between. The last three athletes to finish in Stage 1 were eliminated. Same again in Stage 2.
All remaining athletes then went for overall points in Stage 3, with that final element a pursuit start based upon combined times from Stage 1 and Stage 2.
Each stage will consist of a 300m swim (one lap) ocean swim, a 3.6km cycle (three laps) and a 1.6km (two laps) run, on the coastline next to the Pacific Coast Highway.
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