Eton Dorney hosted the last ETU Junior European Cup last weekend, with Britain's Gordon Benson winning the men's title and Sophie Coldwell coming third in the women's race.
After a strong swim Benson put in a fast transition to exit T1 in the lead. Despite losing the initiative to teammate Miles Burton during the bike leg, Benson overhauled him to cross the line in 56:11mins. Grant Sheldon (GBR) came second in 56:16mins, with Italy's Dalien Stateff third (56:27mins).
Benson commented after the race: “It was a good race, everyone worked well on the bike and that was what I wanted, we stayed away and then went for it on the run. I came here to qualify and to take away a win is a bonus.”
In the women's race, Cassandre Beaugrand (FRA) put in a polished performance to claim victory in 1:02:39 – but only beating Australia's Jaz Hedgeland by two seconds. Britain's Sophie Coldwell claimed third place with a time of 1:02:58 – her second podium in three weeks.
Coldwell was also crowned women’s British Triathlon Junior Super Series champion, whilst Christopher Perham took the men’s title.