Georgia Taylor-Brown topped Super League Triathlon Toulouse over the weekend in a masterclass performance from start to finish that propelled her back to the top of the individual leaderboard.

 

The Triple Mix format involved three stages with swim, bike, and run in different orders, with the third stage having a pursuit-style start and a longer run. This meant that the faster you completed the first two stages, the greater the lead you would start with in the final stage.

 

The British star put her strength across the three disciplines to good use. In Stage 1 (swim-bike-run), after exiting the water at the front alongside Bahrain Endurance Scorpion teammates Cassandre Beaugrand and Emma Jeffcoat, a good transition and hot start to the bike gave Taylor-Brown clear road ahead to stay out of the crashes behind her on the technical course and get to the finish line with a nine-second advantage. She then finished third in Stage 2’s run-bike-swim, enough to secure pole position in Stage 3 and a 13-second lead ahead of the field. She then put on a commanding solo bike-swim-run show that left her competitors battling for second.

 

She said post-race, “I’m glad I just got to the finish line. It hurt a lot today and I really wasn’t sure what my body was going to be able to do… [The course] is really tough, but it’s going to be one of my favorites because it’s actually got a little hill in there. I quite liked that hill on the bike and the run. Super fun course and I really enjoyed being out there today.”

 

Taylor-Brown also led a resurgent Bahrain Victorious Scorpions back up to second place in the team standings for the race and the overall series. Beaugrand finished in fourth place and Cathia Schar in 13th, while in the men’s race Kenji Nener took third in his first-ever SLT podium finish and climbed to fourth in the overall standings, while Tyler Mislawchuk and Ryan Fisher finished 15th and 17th respectively.

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Bahrain Victorious 13 athletes were out in full force at the World Triathlon Championship Series Grand Final in Abu Dhabi, with Georgia Taylor-Brown scoring silver overall and the rest of the team making strong finishes.

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