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It’s gold, silver & bronze for GB at European Sprint Championships

GB triathletes Lucy Hall and Jessica Learmonth have taken gold and silver in the ETU Sprint Triathlon European Championship, held in Châteauroux, France

Setting the pace through the opening 750m swim and then simply riding away from the entire field over the 20km bike leg, the British duo had established a lead of well over a minute and a half before hitting the run course, leaving the large chase pack with no chance to catch them. It was then a sprint finish to decide the victor with Lucy Hall just getting the better of Jessica Learmonth.

It has been a successful year for Hall and this title adds to her winning the ETU World Cup race in Spain last month

Bronze medallist Cassandre Beaugrand (FRA) was still 43 seconds behind Learmonth at the finish.

In the elite men’s race followed home favourite and Rio-bound Vincent Luis (FRA) took gold, while Rostislav Pevtsov (AZE) took silver, and GB’s Grant Sheldon won bronze very tight battle for the final podium position and the Bronze medal.

Châteauroux ETU Sprint Triathlon European Championships
750m / 20km / 5km

Elite Women
1st – Lucy Hall (GBR) – 57:48
2nd – Jessica Learmonth (GBR) – 57:49
3rd – Cassandre Beaugrand (FRA) – 58:32

9th – Heather Sellars (GBR) – 59:10

Elite Men
1st – Vincent Luis (FRA) – 51:59
2nd – Rostislav Pevtsov (AZE) – 52:06
3rd – Grant Sheldon (GBR) – 52:20

13th – Aaron Harris (GBR) – 52:58
18th – David Bishop (GBR) – 53:31
23rd – Liam Lloyd (GBR) – 53:48

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