British Triathlon confirm elite team for ETU European Championships

Vicky Holland and Adam Bowden headline the British team...

Last week British Triathlon confirmed its largest ever Paratriathlon team, and has now confirmed a team of twelve athletes to take part in the elite events ETU Triathlon European Championships in Alanya, Turkey 14-16 June.

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London 2012 Olympian, Vicky Holland, features in the senior women’s team alongside Non Stanford, who has demonstrated excellent form so far this year. Lois Rosindale and Vanessa Raw make up the rest of the women’s team and are joined by Adam Bowden and Mark Buckingham on the men’s side.

Bowden has already achieved two top ten finishes in the ITU World Triathlon Series so far this year.

Defending European junior champion, Georgia Taylor-Brown, 19, features in a strong team of junior athletes that also includes the Australian Youth Olympic medallist, Marc Austin from Scotland.

The course features a sea swim, flat bike ride and four-lap run course that has a short hill on each lap. The biggest challenge will be the heat, which could reach up to 30 degrees.

Great Britain Triathlon Team:

Men
Adam Bowden, 30, London, coached by Mark Pearce in Loughborough
Mark Buckingham, 28, Holmfirth, coached by Mark Pearce in Loughborough

Women
Vicky Holland, 27, Gloucester, coached by Dan Salcedo/Andy Beadle in Swansea
Vanessa Raw, 28, Durham, coached by Tom Bennett in London
Lois Rosindale, 23, Leeds, coached by Malcolm Brown/Jack Maitland in Leeds
Non Stanford, 24, Swansea, coached by Malcolm Brown/Jack Maitland in Leeds

Junior Men
Marc Austin, 19, Glasgow, coached by Blair Cartmell in Stirling
Gordon Benson, 19, Leeds, coached by Malcolm Brown/Jack Maitland in Leeds
Grant Sheldon, 18, Hamilton, coached by Blair Cartmell in Stirling

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Junior Women
Florie McLeish, 17, Preston, coached by Chris Volley in Stirling
Sian Rainsley, 16, Coventry, coached by Steve Lloyd at West Midlands academy
Georgia Taylor-Brown, 19, Manchester, coached by Malcolm Brown/Jack Maitland in Leeds