ITU World Triathlon Cape Town: Jodie Stimpson and Helen Jenkins in one-two for Great Britain
Last Updated: 28/04/14 5:52pm
Jodie Stimpson: Cape Town success for Briton
Jodie Stimpson and Helen Jenkins secured a one-two finish for Great Britain at the ITU World Triathlon Cape Town.
The cold conditions meant the swim leg was shortened to just one lap, with Lucy Hall pushing the British women on to help the lead group of 12 establish an advantage through the cycle, which saw them open a two-minute gap heading into the final transition.
Stimpson and Jenkins then hit the front on the run and it was Stimpson who finishing strongly over the final kilometre to record a second straight series win. American Gwen Jorgensen was third.
The victory for Stimpson cements her place at the top of the world rankings, with Jenkins second.
"The GB girls were definitely strong out there," said Stimpson.
"When Helen passed me it was all about trying to hang on. I tried to break her going on to the last lap and I couldn't, so I sat back behind and then I gave it all I had got and I managed to come out on top."
On Sunday, Britain's London 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Jonathan Brownlee will be out to close the gap on current 2014 ITU World Triathlon Series leader Javier Gomez of Spain.