Extended highlights of both the men's and women's round six races at the ITU World Triathlon Series in Hamburg. With commentary from Matt Chilton and Steve Trew.
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stops on the World Triathlon Series calendar, the German city of
Hamburg, with the reputation or having the largest and loudest
crowds. This is the oldest triathlon in the WTS calendar. Last year, they
turned it into our fast and furious sprint race. The shorter distances
back and Hamburg is also hosting the Mixed Relay World Championships. And
this weekend will be the first time the Brownlee Brothers go head to
course looks like this. Off a pontoon in the Alster artificial
lake, the athletes must dive in and complete a 750 metre swim. The bike
section takes place on the main shopping streets. It consists of
four 5km laps on a technically demanding course that includes eight
sharp turns. Once the bike has been completed and transition two
negotiated, the athletes will finally run two 2.5km laps on a flat
course around the lake, finishing at the entrance to Hamburg City Hall.
The amateurs are racing at the moment and the crowds have been
roaring them on. One person to expect the most support is home
favourite and current leader Annie Hogg -- Anne Haug. I grew up in a
teachers family, so I got lots of sport from early on, trying every
kind of sport, then deciding on the triathlon at the age of 20. But I
could not swim, so I had to train first. I then it was -- I then
decided to do the triathlon, nearly got third, and I stayed in the
sport, and I am really happy with that. The last World Series race of
2012 goes the way of Germany's Anne Haug. You won your first race at the
end of last year in the Grand Final, and now you are World Series
leader, and people are ready speaking about you being one of the
favourites to take over from the current world champion and take that
title? Are you feeling that expectation? I'll macro from zero to
100 last year, it was quite amazing. I have to get used to the pressure
and staff, but tried to keep it away from me, not put too much pressure
on myself. I race to win, obviously, but if you can win the title or not,
I just try to give my best every time, and I would be glad for a
medal. I did not have a really good race, playing the safeguard, because
of expectations and not willing to risk anything, but you cannot win
without risking. Now I have the races that count for this series,
and I can risk a little more, and get back into fighting mode and
fighting to win. I do not want to be frightened of disappointing anyone.
Quite a rivalry developing between you and Jodie Stimpson, in second
place, winning in Kitzbuhel, of course. What is it like training
together? Can you beat friends and rivals? I think it is possible. We
benefit each other in training, she is an great athlete, and we can
learn from each other, pushing each other to our limits, maybe the
reason why we are in front. After the race, we are friends again full
is top what kind of race are you expecting here?
It is just a sprint, and it will be hard, but I will fight for the end,
and hope the gap is not too big and I can close it. I expect a fast one.
It is always special to race in Handsworth. It is amazing since I
started. -- in Hamburg. The crowd pushes you. Sometimes you forget you
are in pain. We look forward to seeing how that
rivalry plays out here in Hamburg. After five of the eight World Series
races, it is all looking pretty tight at the top of the women's
rankings. Anne Haug returned to number one after have a place in
Kitzbuhel. Jodie Stimpson's win saw her go into second. The Austrian
mountain course was a one off, but Jodie Stimpson wants to prove her
win will not be. It was such a fantastic feeling. I really want to
try and get another win. But they are so hard to come by. With that
great women on the start line, it will be our fast race. I would love
to get on top of the podium again, but who knows? Great Britain's Non
Stanford has moved up to fourth, even though struggling on the
Kitzbuheler Horn, finishing 16th. The flat course in Germany should
suit her better. Tens of thousands of spectators have lined the streets
ready to see these elite women in action. I shall hand you over to
commentators Matt Chilton and Steve Trew.
We start right in front of the Rathaus, and here is the start
representatives. That includes Michael Wright, who is in ninth. --
includes McIlroy. We have 68 in total scheduled to race. And we are
Eddie for Brown says -- and we are ready for round six. In front of a
massive crowd. A beautiful day, a little breeze, warm water. And the
elite women are lined up ready to dive into the water, to get this
race underway. A spectacular start, beautiful weather. In the past, it
has been bitterly cold and wet here in Hamburg, but it is going to be
fine all weekend and a really fast and UDS start. The shorter distance,
just 750 metres, before exiting at a different point to begin the 20 acre
longer-term hike, grinding off with attends llamas are run. -- the 10K
run. Gwen Jorgensen doing well, but not managing completely. I do not
know what happened, very tight on the start. Just trying to watch go
out there with Non Stanford, who made a huge coming out. She is
absolutely pushing it. 15 swimmers out in front, including the eye
right leader, who is having a lovely time. She will have no one for
company. Just a slight kink to the right here. And keeping clear of the
kayak, which is the offer guidance. Now getting more tasty at the back
of the field. I am not sure that kayak should be positioned there,
not helping anyone, that is a hard surface, they are bumping into it.
They should be able to get up to the soft and turning very, and I do not
know what was in mind of the partner there. I am very surprised at that.
The Leeds swimmers could look up to site to get round easily, but this
huge and shut the back at a huge disadvantage. The partner went on
the wrong side. Not a good start. And what was that person doing in
that kayak? They should not have been in the thick of the field. No
wonder some were pushing them out of the way. I am sure he got some abuse
as they went around. What a nonsense. And here is the start
again. Always a spectacular view from the helicopter shot. The crowd
is here in force, able to cool off by dipping feet and ankles into the
water. And watching the swimmers coming to the end of this first leg
of the WTS sprint event in Hamburg. And the leader looking up to see
what is coming ahead. That is her position in transition as her bike
awaits. That early lead closing down now. It looks quite difficult
conditions on the swimmers, coming into this long stretch. Going
underneath the bridge and into the finish and, with the wind really
hitting into the swimmers. You can see the destruction on the surface,
and that long lead has closed, and it will be interesting to see what
Jodie Stimpson and Non Stanford of Great Britain are. Stanford was
excited going into this, saying she learned a lot about herself a couple
of weeks ago in Kitzbuhel, and interesting to see where she will go
on this different, very flat race. And coming up to the exit, just in
front of the Hamburg City Hall. The leader just coming out into the
light at the far side of the bridge. Some of them are still entering that
dark area. Just going under that bridge. And not -- and number 35
from Spain, coming up on the leader, shoulder to shoulder. It looks like
a working group now. They are moving away from the main body of the
swimmers. Shall we have any British athletes in this leads six? A
technical course of four coulomb tours, with seven turns on each, but
it could be interesting to have that mean cushion. -- four kilometres.
What an actors -- atmosphere. We have not seen crowds like this since
Hyde Park last August. 67 exiting the swim, after a 9.5 minutes. A
little break of about seven or eight seconds before the next group. Jodie
Stimpson comes out in 10th. We are still looking out for Non Stanford.
She is through now, in 19th. They give Holland is coming out on 27th
positions, all the British competitors within the top 30. --
Vicky Holland. This transition, a long run through, will be vitally
important, as that gap of six or seven seconds, cannot be closed?
Anne Haug is a bit down on the swim, and will have to work so hard to put
herself in a medal winning position. We join the leaders out on the roads
of Hamburg now, beginning the first of their 54 kilometre laps. Dick
swimmers coming out together. -- five km laps.
They are looking around, you can see what's being exchanged, and not too
many seconds behind with the chase group. Anne Haug is just a little
work to do to close right up to the leaders. She has company. And these
team-mates already exchanging words, discussing tactics for the
next two kilometres on two wheels. Anne Haug has been taken back, by
workers and helpers, into that main pack. She is sitting behind now,
taking as much drafting as she possibly can. And the Australian
taking it up at this stage. Pushing hard, number 27, and she is joined
by number 15 and number 14. It will not be long before this front group
of about eight or nine grows significantly as the chasers come
together. You can see how narrow some of these streets are, really
putting them through their paces here, no massive group able to form
wide across the road, because the width is just four metres in places.
have Non Stanford in that lead group lead group as well. Again, you have
to say what a great job the pacemaker has done for her. Look how
many are with her. They include Non Stanford, officially in 17th
position. Right up there in the thick of the action and Jodie
Stimpson and Vicky Holland is there as well. We have three of the four
British contestants in the lead group. Vanessa Raw is only six
seconds back with a chance to close the gap. Jodie Stimpson's turn.
She's happy to share the workload. This front group now numbers 20 or
more. Possibly even approaching 30 in this front group. The longest
straight section on this bike is just around one kilometre. Everybody
will be looking to try to move as far to the front as they can. On the
turns, that is when accidents are likely to occur. It is a question of
staying as near to the front as possible, but not doing all the work
front of the field. The two Germans have cruised through to lead the
Hamburg WTS Sprint. Bazlen has guided Anne Haug, currently number
one in the world standings, right to the front of the field. Now, the
German supporters are lining the roads of Hamburg. They are
acknowledging the fact that they have chances. They have positions
one and two as they approach the end of the second lap on the bike.
Bazlen and Haug. Good work so far from the German pair. Very good
tactically. Are we going to see a maintenance of that with Anne Haug
They are becoming ones and twos through this very narrow course.
Into transition at the end of the second lap. Bazlen and Haug lead the
way for Germany. Non Stanford in fifth with Jodie Stimpson two back.
All these riders in contention. You have to think that with her running
skills, Non Stanford is very well Holland in 23rd position there for
are deep into the third of four laps in this women's sprint. Simic is
keen to open the throttle a little further. They get to the more tricky
section of the bike laps presently and the pace will slow, almost to a
snail's pace, as they come round some of these hairpins in the old
part of the city. I don't think Sarah Groff has been too far off the
lead of this bike section right from the swim. Jodie Stimpson bridging
that ten-second gap very quickly. She's managed to establish herself
at the front. Going around the corner, people squeezing in and then
it comes out into the single line again. Yeah. In the middle of that
front group, one or two close calls as they came through that left
handed hairpin. Wheels a little this race. She's taken it up again
to put the Germans in first and second position. They have obviously
got some team tactics working here. The chase group coming to this
left-handed hairpin. Last time we got a check on the clock, they had a
41-second deficit. That group does include Gwen Jorgensen from the
United States of America. motorcycle camera speeds from the
last to first within the chase group. The chase group currently led
by Gwen Jorgensen. Twice a winner third position in this chase pack.
Jodie Stimpson is tucked in behind. Ashleigh Gentle is also there. They
complete lap three of five. Non Stanford officially ninth at that
the spotlight. She will be reeled in Brazilian, Oliveira, and the main
lead group. Plenty in there, tucked away, keeping out of trouble, not
doing any work at the front of the field, conserving energy. On a hot
day, that's probably not such a bad tactic. I think Pamela has gone from
the front to see if she can tempt six-second gap just by making that
attack. If people are reluctant to chase, and she can get out of sight,
she be in a commanding situation. As we say that, there seems to be more
effort now to try to close the gap with her to bring her back into the
lead pack rather than in front of others, returning towards the front
of the field and it's Bazlen leading Haug, Haug takes it up. Ever present
is Jodie Stimpson and with four is Non Stanford. Razarenova is looking
for a spare wheel - no, she is saying she is done, her race is run.
This is shaping up to be a pulsating finish in round six of the World
Triathlon Series for 2013. Bazlen is first. The same time as Haug.
Stimpson and Stanford the same time to round off this sprint distance
event here in Hamburg. Bazlen's running is OK. Whether or not she
will be able to keep with Stimpson and Stanford and Haug remains to be
seen. There are one or two Australians who might fancy their
chances as well. Lots in contention. No real opportunity to be making any
ground on the narrow section, so the early preparation work done there.
Even very, very early to be unclipping the shoes, just making
sure the tyre tyres - already, we can see the feet on top of the
shoes, still clipped into the pedals. -- sure the tyres - already,
we can see the feet on top of the shoes, still clipped into the
plenty in contention. They head for the bike stands for the final time.
There's a bit of a problem here for Anne Haug. She didn't make the
quickest entry and exit to transition. She is OK. Away that go.
It's a five kilometre run to complete this sprint distance. Two
British athletes, Non Stanford and Jodie Stimpson, in company with Anne
Haug of Germany, who leads the WTS standings for 2013. They have all
tasted success this season. And now nervous moments for the German crowd
as they watch Haug do battle with Stanford and Stimpson in the early
stages of this five kilometre run. Beginning to open that gap in the
early stages of the run, perhaps ten seconds already, and you wonder is
it possible that Non Stanford has misjudged and gone out too fast? I
don't think so. Jodie Stimpson, with lots of experience now, as indeed
does Haug, content to let Non Stanford lead it through just to sit
behind and see how the race develops. We know Non Stanford has a
sprint finish. She demonstrated that in the San Diego race when she was
involved with a battle for second place with Emma Moffatt, which she
Stimpson is fresh off the back of a win, she is full of confidence
following her triumph in the Austrian Alps. Haug is the home town
hero at the age of 30. She must be approaching the end of her top-level
career. She past the water bottle over to Stimpson there. That was a
good move from Anne Haug. Stimpson might have missed her own feed so
decided to share Anne Haug's water. We saw Non Stanford just miss her
first water bottle and was able to get the second one. I think that is
fantastic, to do that, two of the greatest athletes in the triathlon
world, making sure that neither one is at a disadvantage. Jorgensen
tries to claw her bah way back into contention. -- claw her way back
into contention. Her run is supreme in the right conditions. Surely it
is too much to ask that Jorgensen can get into contention again today.
She is giving it a good go. The announcer getting the crowd to chant
Anne Haug's name. Gentle and Hewitt in fourth and fifth as they hit the
end of lap one. Stanford, Stimpson and Haug, followed by Hewitt and
Gentle. 2.5 kilometres to go in this WTS sprint distance in Hamburg.
Setting up for a grandstand finish will just tuck in and turn three
into four. We have a leading quartet now. Hewitt fancies her chances.
Hewitt, Haug, Stanford and Stimpson. They form the front group with
around two kilometres to race here in Hamburg. All eyes locally on Anne
Haug in the middle of the pack. She looks pretty comfortable. We know
all about Non Stanford's sprinting prowess. Hewitt's a great runner.
Stimpson has proved herself at the highest level already this season
with that victory in Kitzbuehel and the third place in Japan and Madrid.
Fifth in San Diego as well. A stunning season for Stimpson and
Stanford. A big performance by Ashleigh Gentle, who has managed to
claw her way back on to this lead group, making it five now. They seem
to have gone away from Emma Jackson. In fact, they have gone away from
Emma Jackson. She did look to be closing. We now have that three,
that became four, and has now become five. Five chasing three places on
the podium. The sprint title for 2013 upper grabs, two British, a
German, kiwi and an Australian. Five abreast, look at that. Fantastic
racing here. And they are down to the last 1800, coming down to a 1500
metre foot race to decide it today. Ashleigh Gentle comes through.
Letting the others now she is not to be taken lightly in this situation.
Number two is Stimpson, Stanford is finish? Or perhaps Haug making her
move, perhaps 1000 metres out? You have to think Non Stanford would be
favoured if it comes down to a sprint. Perhaps we might see Anne
Haug looking to make her mark 800 metres out. So the noise levels have
just dropped off slightly as they are on the extreme far reaches of
the Rhine course? -- of the wrong course. We'll Anne Haug Winford
Germany? Stanford, Stenson, Hewitt and Gentle all going to be fighting
have every step of the way. There is an injection of pace at the front
from Haug, just a little kick from the German, but the two British
triathletes went with her. Possibly a step too far for Hewitt, who
appears to be going backwards. Gentle struggling to stay with them.
Jodie Stimpson had moved to the left, able to see any changes in
speed whatsoever. As soon as Anne Haug went for that, Stimpson was on
her shoulders, also making sure that Stanford is also in with a chance.
Haug objects and other bit of pace. Now, she is going for victory in
Hamburg. It looks like it is a good break from Anne Haug. Stimpson and
Stanford struggling to match the German's pace. When she went away,
Stanford first to react, Stimpson a little slower. Will this bring have
a home win in Hamburg? It looks like it might be decisive from Anne
Haug. A brave effort from Haug to do that so early. Can she maintain
that? We know she is a strength runner. That looks to be happening.
I commend this performance. Looks like less than 800 metres to go and
I cannot read that gap being closed by the two British athletes.
looks like Stanford and Stimpson will fight it out for second as Anne
Haug's timing is perfect this afternoon. Full of running still,
the noise levels rising, the result they wanted to see. As Anne Haug,
the World Triathlon Series leader for 2013, has left the British duo
behind her. Haug takes the applause, heading towards the finish for
transition for the final time. What a burst of speed, keeping plenty in
reserve, tactically superb, aided by Bazlen's excellent work on the
bike. She was able to drafting behind, take it easy, and look at
her running up to the finish. Plenty more to give. Stanford and Stimpson
still battling for second, but it looks like Haug's victory in Hamburg
this afternoon. Anne Haug of Germany within sight of her second victory
of the year. She won in Auckland at the opener. This is then, I classed
in Madrid by Stanford and in San Diego by Jorgensen and Stanford. Now
she knows victory is ours for the taking. And it is the blue carpet.
Anne Haug soaking it all up here in Hamburg, the 30-year-old from Munich
coming in with a classy finish to win the WTS sprint title for 2013.
Anne Haug wins in a time of 57 minutes and 21 seconds. Stanford's
Sprint keep seven second, Stimpson the winner in Kitzbuhel finishes in
third. Andrea Hewitt in fourth, Ashleigh Gentle instead. The Germans
wanted to see victory in Hamburg or Haug. -- for Haug. And she really
had to work for it. She judged that run to absolute perfection.
An unforgettable home victory in overall standings for 2013.
Huge congratulations. How does it feel to have won a race on home soil
believe it. You torture yourself to the limit and to be in the middle of
the podium is a dream come true and amazing. There were three of you
girls so tight on the run, we wondered who would kick burst, then
about 800 metres to go, I huge burst of energy from you. We did that come
from? I felt very good on the run, and planned to attack on the hill
with one kilometre from the finish line, then decided now or never, and
Winford Gold and I did it. Representing Great Britain, Non
Stanford. Congratulations, silver in Hamburg. How are you feeling?
Absolutely delighted. I got my hand stuck at one point, working really
hard to get back into the bike group, trying to make the run hard
from the start, but when Anne Haug went, she had some speed. What was
going on at the beginning of that run? The dot in the first lap, that
was the podium, then Andrea Hewitt came up from behind. It was crazy. I
think I must have slowed down quite a lot and let them back into the
race. But it was a good race, exciting, I did not know what would
happen. To share the podium again with Jodie Stimpson is fantastic.
Once you stole Anne Haug kick on, was it just about second, then?
dug in and I am pleased with second. Well done, another podium,
congratulations. Thank you. How does it feel to back your win at
in Kitzbuhel? Fantastic. It was fast, or in from the word go, and
great to finish on the podium. were the crowds like? It was
awesome, but everyone was shouting for Anne Haug.
What a race, with two British women on the podium again and Anne Haug
making sure no one else won on her home turf. Coming up, the Brownlee
brothers lead in the men's sprint rates, then extended highlights of
the Mixed Relay World Championships. Now it is finally here, after it
injury, illness, late withdrawals, the battle we have all been waiting
for. All three male Olympic medallists on the start line for the
first time since London 2012. Prepare yourself for Brownlee
against Gomez against Brownlee. Started off very well in Auckland. I
won the first race of this year. Unfortunately, I had an ankle
injury, so I had to miss the first race. By season started in San
Diego. That went great for me. I1-macro. The first three or four
days in San Diego, I did not feel good. That did not make me very
happy. Then my first race of the year, I won that one. Jonny was very
strong, and I was very happy with winning that race. In Madrid, that
was a few weeks later, again I was first. I planned to raise in
Madrid, but I was just not right and had to pull out of Madrid. I knew I
was tight for running fast and would not beat Jonathan. But it was good.
Kitzbuhel was new and exciting, uphill was different. I was feeling
very excited for the first time, but got ill 24 hours before the race,
could not get out of -- had to pull out and I was gifted. Kitzbuhel gave
me the chance to race without being fit running wise. It was all decided
on the bike, and it was decided then. Unfortunately, I crashed five
days before the race. Nothing too serious, but hurt a lot of kin. --
skin. But no Hamburg. Not only the first
time you are facing Alistair since London 2012, but the whole Olympic
podium, you guys just missing each other this season? We have. Some bad
luck as well, injuries, illnesses, but also last year, the Olympic
year, took a lot out of everyone. When you aim for a something for so
long, training so hard, the year after, it has to take something out
of you. Having some bad luck, but last year was hard. It is true
racers are different when the Brownlees racing. It will be fast
from the beginning and they do not look back. The push as hard as they
can on the bikes. We love to raise the best one in the world. With
those two, it will be a fast race. I like running with massive margins, I
am very competitive. The races I remembered are those that are
hard-fought. I think, deep down, I appreciate strong competition.
Alistair has an incredible record, being very good when he turns up.
With the spring, the Brownlees out there, the course is very fast, lots
of crowds. If I was a betting man, I leader appears to be in a commanding
position, but he has competed in all five races so far this year and
peered to the Brownlees with two apiece. They cannot afford to miss
any more races, making this weekend crucial.
With nine of the top ten men in the world lining up here in Germany,
this race should be another brother, now to hand you back to Matt Chilton
and Steve Trew. There is Jonny Brownlee, he missed
Kitzbuhel where his brother triumphed with a dominant display of
uphill climbing. And there is Alistair. The Olympic champion. Both
Brownlee brothers being warmly welcomed onto the start pontoon. And
to go. Javier Gomez closest to us, number one, coming up against both
Brownlee brothers here today. And in the goal for the sprint
distance 750 metres in the relatively warm waters. Gomez has
made a good start, easy to spot in the red suit. You can be sure that
Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee will be hot on his heels, not letting him
get too far away. Alistair fresh off the back of a win in Kitzbuhel,
Jonathan winning the two previous rounds. Gomez won the opener in
Auckland. It is the first time all three Olympic medallists have raced
together so far this season. The first time Alistair and Jonathan
Brownlee will do battle since the Olympic games in Hyde Park in August
fourth. That could well will be Richard Murray of South Africa.
Richard Varga leads through. Looking to see the position of that safety
canoe. The kayak was in the way for the women's swim. Thankfully, it's
kept clear of danger this time. This is always a worrying time. There was
a bit of ducking and diving there and a bit of afters as well between
two swimmers. One got ducked, and then he returned the compliment.
They need to be separated. That was Adam Bowden who took the brunt of
the punishment there. Richard Varga leading them through. He has one of
the Brownlees behind him. Richard Murray won this triathlon 12 months
ago, a good all-rounder. 66 having a little go there is Max Schwetz of
Schwetz. I wonder if we are going to see a repeat of the situation we saw
in the women's race earlier. Anne Haug has to be challenged in the
swim, she had a pacemaker working for her. I wonder if that is the
situation that Max Schwetz has put in. They disappear from view now
under this wide road bridge which crosses the river. It brings them
back into daylight in a moment. They will exit on to the main road before
trotting into transition and picking Unionist their bikes for five
four-kilometre laps around the streets of Hamburg. We kex pect an
early front group of ten or 12 to form. They are back into daylight.
Varga is spotted by the crowd. The crowd are 15-deep in places. They
have already tasted success today, the Germans, with victory for Anne
Haug. They will all be keeping a close eye on the position of Jan
Frodeno. We are sure that is Alistair Brownlee in third place.
Johnny was a couple of positions down when we saw him. No reason to
doubt he is not going to be up in the top ten coming out of the swim.
We will see if the brothers will be working together. Lots of noise to
greet the swimmers as they approach the end of stage one of this sprint
distance. Varga is on his feet and out of the water. Closely followed
by Schoeman. Alistair, the first of the Brownlee brothers, Jonathan hot
on his heels. The important names, as far as British triathlon is
concerned, is Brownlee. They are coming in in third and fourth
respectively. They will be in the thick of things as they head out of
transition on two wheels. We could have Adam Bowden, Aaron Harris
taking part in this sprint distance this afternoon. This was Brownlee on
his way up the ramp, Alistair Frodeno yet. They are on the road,
just getting their feet into the shoes. Schoeman looks over his
shoulder and that white bike helmet worn by Alistair, with Jonathan in
fifth position at this stage. So the bike course takes them away from the
including one very sharp out and back hairpin, a left-hander.
strong possibility of a group getting away from here and certainly
Jonny Brownlee has gone to the front, he's looked behind and said,
"Come on, let's go for this!" Both the Brownlee boys love putting
themselves on the line. Very, very aware that their running strengths
are so good and we do seem to have a big effort on this group trying to
and the chasers. It's getting on for ten seconds, possibly more. And
there's Frodeno, second of the chasing group. Frodeno therefore in
13th position at this stage, the former Olympic Champion, in his
farewell race. Schwetz behind Frodeno, so I wonder if we will see
him moving to the front to try and going in at the front. Schoeman is
having to work really hard to stay with Javier Gomez. The other one I
spotted early on was Aaron Royle of Australia. He is in this group. That
is the left-handed tight hairpin, which needs to be handled with care.
Very, very close to going through the barrier. Perhaps an indication
of how hard these cyclists are working at the front. Alistair and
Johnny, they have both talked about shortened slightly. We have gone
down to nine. Two have been struggling to keep with the pace.
The Brownlee boys, we have also got Luis of France, Vincent Luis, who
was a strong contender - he will be hoping he can keep with them. Fabian
is in there, Ryan Sissons, Gulf of Mexico Gulf of Mexico, Frodeno and
Varga to complete the front group -- penalty. He still managed to stand
still for 15 seconds. He still took the bronze medal. Gomez split them.
Long shadows across the streets of Hamburg. A terrific shot from the
helicopter. The brunt of the work is being taken by Alistair, Johnny and
Javier Gomez. Our remaining six athletes, are they content to be
in there. And there is Frodeno. can't see it happening if we
maintain the pace at the front here. Every time we see it, one of the
Brownlee, Gomez, Sissons, Fabian, Luis and Raphael. They have formed a
breakaway group and they look unlikely to be caught. A British
flag is being waved furiously. Slightly outnumbered today, the
British supporters. They like what they have seen so far with two
athletes already on the podium. We could have two more today with
Jonathan and Alistair. The chasing group, with Mola doing much of the
work alongside Jan Frodeno. Tony Moulai. There's Mola. Second in the
seeing if the other brother is coming through. Now there's that
encouragement - "Come on, guys, if you want to stay with us, you have
to be prepared to work!" They don't hold back - they will be dishing
their commands out. There are two who have just sat back and eased it
up at the back of the leading group as we take a look at the chase
group. They were 20-plus seconds behind at the end of lap two. We
will get a check shortly on whether that has stretched or shrunk at the
end of lap three. We saw the women's race earlier where Vicky Holland
finished 19th on her comeback. Vicky is now alongside Sonali.
How does it feel to be back racing? It is great to be back here. On a
course like this, you can hear the atmosphere, you can see how many
people come to watch it. It is great to be back. On a race like today, it
shows you that you have to be at your best otherwise you won't be
able to compete. The women's race was a thrill to watch. Two of your
team-mates on the podium and Anne Haug, what a tactical race from her?
Absolutely. The Germans employed a pacemaker tactic and they showcased
how to do it today using Bazlen to drag Anne Haug around and then she
flew off the front. Now, here they come! The men are around halfway
through the bike course. You have raced on this course already today.
What are you expecting from them? You know, I think these boys will
not get caught. This course is tight and technical, very, very fast.
There are a lot of turns towards the second half of the course. Those
boys in a smaller group have the advantage when it comes technical.
Here is the chase group. I don't think they will get caught now.
are about 20-plus seconds down. About 20 seconds, yes. Thank you.No
problem. Aurelien Raphael, the Frenchman.
Gomez with Luis, who has decided to have a little time at the front.
Alistair can't resist it. He doesn't like the lack of pace. He decides to
race. The speed of this bike leg, they are deep into lap four of five
now. They are having to work so hard to stay there. It looked like Javier
Gomez was wondering at the intensity of this. Schoeman is thinking, "Are
couple of bike lengths. With the chasers, we have the Brazilian with
a mini break. That will not last long.
himself I've run by his compatriot -- out run by his compatriot,
perhaps feeling he should get to the front and perhaps squeeze of one or
two of the members of this lead group. After that last few seconds,
when he was leading the group, he went back into third. Jonathan
seemed to say something, shake his head, and Jonathan unimpressed with
Brownlee brothers Aaron a sensational position, first and
kilometres on two wheels and excellent work by this group of
nine, but really only by Gomez and the Brownlee brothers and occasional
output from Fabian and Royle. Heading under and passed the central
railway station. Ultimately, it will be offered raise between Javier
Gomez and Alistair and has an Brownlee. -- will be a foot race. I
repeat of the Olympic triathlon last August. But it is a shorter
distance, just five kilometres to run, rather than the Olympic ten.
1800 metres left to ride. Luis of France into third position, wanting
a good position to get involved when they enter to park up the bikes.
This really is so fast. If they are running anywhere near we have seen
them do before, they will have a finishing time of around 50 minutes
for this sprint distance event, really quite stunning. They are
taking it to a new level, these guys. Can anybody go with the big
three question mac nine in this group. We know the capabilities of
the Brownlees and Gomez, what about the other sex? Now it is time to
think about arriving in transition. -- other six? Preparing for the
arrival and this mind. Jonny Brownlee learned his lesson at the
Olympics, with the penalty for at this might malfunction. There is
Alistair's spot in the transition area. And it is Fabian, the Italian,
sneaking alongside, to get himself a nudge towards his position in
transition. Feet on the floor, Jonathan nice and early, everyone
hitting it on the mark, and the nine leaders arriving together in
transition. Whether they will leave together is a different matter.
Alistair is there a fast, shoe is going on, Jonathan on the other side
from his brother, helmet off, sunglasses in hand, but not
bothering. And nine in, and nine out. Gomez kicking away to give
himself an early advantage. I think we will see this absolutely flat out
from the first place. Frodeno comes in, the Swiss is there as well. And
there goes the former Olympic champion, Frodeno out of transition
with a lot of work to do. I confront, it is the Brownlees and
Schoeman and Gomez. The other five at the moment not keeping with them.
This was Alistair coming into transition. Good work. A group of
four, Jonathan Brownlee, Alistair Brownlee, Henri Schoeman and Javier
Gomez. The French triathletes and Royle so far unable to match the
running pace of the front four. Alistair seems content at the moment
just to follow his brother through and Schoeman, after that initial
fast pace, back in fourth place. This will be the big question for
him. Frodeno leading the trailing pack. Schoeman struggling to keep
pace with Gomez and the brothers. He has been dropped not by much, but a
significant gap of three or four metres. Schoeman will feel that
psychologically. And an issue here with the German in transition.
Stopping to have a conversation, not quite sure what that was about.
wonder if that was a time penalty for an printer and we did not see.
Schoeman working hard, but not able to to get in front. Alistair
Brownlee seems happy to be chasing through now. Jonny Brownlee keeping
nice and cool. And Alistair takes a shower. The three Olympic medallists
from London 2012 out in front in this WTS sprint in Hamburg. The
bronze medallist leading the silver medallist, with a gold medallist
currently in third. It is almost a replay of one old fire on the
standings, these three so dominant at the Olympic games. -- almost a
replay of World Triathlon Series standings. These three have moved
away from the rest of the world. Gomez taking his place at the front.
The Brownlees sat this event out in preparation for the Olympic Games.
Gomez took part in a race that was won by Richard Murray. Gomez the
winner of this race in 2010, and the winner of the opener of this year's
WTS in Auckland. 30 years of age, born in Switzerland, and running for
Spain. The Olympic silver medallist. It seemed like Javier
Gomez was looking to increase the pace, but not wanting to leave this
to a sprint finish, but after that couple of hundred metres at the
front, they are back together. Alistair Brownlee seems to be happy
to keep in third place, monitoring what Gomez is doing, what his
brother Jonathan is doing. And a big gap now between the front three and
the next best. A gap of 20 seconds, possibly more. That is the injection
of pace that these three, the best in the world, have brought to the
final stage of this race. Approaching the end of the first
lap, just 2.5 kilometres of running to go. Jonny looks over his
shoulder. He was beckoning Gomez through there. He kind of step aside
and gave him that gap, but Gomez not accepting, happy to be the meat in
the Brownlee Sandridge at this stage. Nobody has made a move yet.
-- Brownlee sandwich. Nobody has made a move yet, they know each
other well, these three, and terrific races over the years
between the Spaniard and the two Yorkshiremen. The gaps in the next
best, which is Schoeman, is 20 12th.
2.5 kilometres to go, we have seen the winner upfront? Is someone
unusual would have to happen. They are the usual suspects, the most
frequent for the guys, Olympic medallists as well, and it will have
to come from those three. The question will be who will take it.
At the moment, Jonny looks the best, setting the pace. Gomez looks
comfortable and you have to say that Alistair does not look his usual
dominant self. Whispers that perhaps he is not feeling 100% today, but
Alistair Brownlee's 100% is not a normal person's 100%, do not write
him off, I think it will come down to the wire.
I do not think Gomez can afford it to go to a sprint finish. Increase
the pace to run any speed out of the Brownlees' legs. Gomez in front, no
distance between these three. Deep into the final lap. Nothing
between Javier Gomez, Jonathan Brownlee and Alistair Brownlee, the
three Olympic medallist battling for superiority here in Hamburg. I think
Gomez tried to increase the pace then, stretching away by a couple of
metres, immediately covered, and if anything Alistair Brownlee
lengthened his stride, indicating he is feeling very comfortable.
Schoeman now beginning to pay the price for that early pace trying to
go with these three. Just over 1600 metres to run. And the Spaniard,
Javier Gomez, has a little glance. He can sense they are they are. And
here comes Jonathan, easing alongside Gomez, and taking first
position, whilst Alistair is happy to loiter in third at this stage.
And Vidal has finished his race prematurely. That is most unusual.I
hope he is all right. Annexed a modicum of pace here. And the sudden
left and right turns, you can see one of the athletes making a break,
but all responding, all aware. And throughout, going off so fast,
Schoeman trying to stay with them, was able to for about 800 metres,
maybe one kilometre, but just found it too much. But these three have
maintained, watching each other, Alistair particularly the hunter in
this scenario. And you just wonder, is Gomez going to go? If he is going
to make that escape comment he cannot afford to leave it too long.
The younger Brownlee, Jonathan. Gomez, the Spaniard, and the Olympic
champion, Alistair, in third. We thought Alistair might look the more
comfortable, but right now, maybe it is Jonny looking the more
comfortable of the two Brownlees. And you can never really judge with
Gomez, because he has always got something in reserve. We saw on the
women's race, the two Brits in the leading free, almost as sure of a
podium position, then I've run in the last 1000 metres, and you wonder
if that could happen again. -- then out run. Gomez dropping to third for
the moment. Are the Brownlees beginning to turn the screw on
Gomez? And here is the hairpin, will one of them kick? Jonathan tried to
edge away, Gomez and Alistair had it covered. The gap is a fraction
longer than it was. Gomez, can he fight back? He is having to stand
and stare and watch as the gap lengthens. Gomez kicks and tries to
close the gap. I think he just succeeded. Back there, working hard.
You can sense they are watching each other, knowing that one of them is
going to go. And if they are prepared to put everything on the
line, still with the two Brownlees in front, Gomez covering, and not
over by any means at the moment. kilometres per hour across the
streets of hamburg, for the Brownlee brothers and Gomez as they start to
wind it up towards the finish of this sprint distance race, which has
been as thrilling as expected. Another kick from Jonathan. Is Gomez
broken this time? Tries to respond. The two brothers are beginning to
make a dent in Gomez's armour, he cannot reply this time, as Jonathan
Glanz is behind to see his older brother breathing down his neck and
four or five metres on Gomez. Now, Alistair Brownlee goes for it. It is
brother against brother as Alistair Brownlee takes the lead for the
first time on the run. Johnny trying to cover him back. Gomez cannot
match this. Alistair looks behind, "Have I got it this time?" Then
comes Jonny Brownlee again. Jonathan has responded. Jonathan wants this
one. Alistair is trying to come back at him. It's Jonathan's win!
Alistair takes second. 51:05. Third place goes to Javier Gomez. At last,
younger brother Jonathan gets one over on his big brother. He had to
respond. He had to watch Alistair go past and find something to reply. It
will be a great finish again for Richard Murray. He was the winner 12
months ago. He's come back to take fifth. Sven Riederer next, Raphael,
and the roar goes up for Jan Frodeno. No final victory for the
former Olympic Champion. Frodeno ends his IT U career in tenth
position. -- in ITU career in tenth position. That has to be one of the
best races I have ever seen. Brownlee brothers, Jonathan glancing
to his left, Alistair eyes shut, he knew it was a lost cause. Beaten by
his younger brother. So confirmation of Jonathan Brownlee's third WTS
is just 565 points behind now. A sprint finish here in Hamburg
against your brother and you won? Finally I have beaten him! I knew if
I didn't beat him today, I would probably never beat him. He's had
problems throughout the whole year. I have done probably 15 more track
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had to give it all. I am absolutely delighted with second. Good to be on
the podium again. It was really fast again. I worked hard on the bike,
did not feel good on the run. I even tried in the second lap, but they
were faster. But I am happy. It was quite good.
We keep going on about it being your first time racing together? What did
it feel like? Definitely, the races change when they are together. Very
fast from the beginning, no break, no rest, pushing hard. Three wins
out of three races, high confident do you feel defending your World
Championship title? Very confident. Two races left, I cannot afford
anything going wrong. I know that Alistair and Gomez will be better in
Stockholm. Pretty confident, but two more races to go. Well done, what a
finish. Thank you.Still one more race to go, the dynamic and popular
Mixed Relay World Championships. You were part of the victorious British
team last year. I will do race work? It is a fantastic race, high octane,
really fast, with two males, two females. This win is really short,
only 300 metres. This win X it is behind me, . The exit for the
swimming is behind me. They finish on the run with handing over to the
next member of the team. So one mini really each, then attack team?
flying down the ramp here, and off they go. It is fast to watch and
super exciting. How disappointing where you to hear the International
Olympic Committee's decision last week not to include the Mixed Relay
format as part of Rio 2016? It was disappointing, quite a shock, made
earlier than we originally thought. Today was supposed to be the
showcase for the committee to see how fantastic the event is, for the
athletes and spectators, a great event to watch, so a shame it will
not be part of the programme in 2016. But it will take place at the
Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next year. And possibly it could come
back to the Olympics in 2020. hope so. Thank you. The Brits know
how to win this format, having been Mixed Relay champions for the past
two years. But how well do the members know each other? I am Non
Stanford, the 2012 next relay champion. Water her parents names? I
have never met them. I shall go for Welsh names. Jill and John. I am
Alistair Brownlee, the 2011 Mixed Relay champion. What are his parents
names? I do not have a clue. I am Jonny Brownlee, Mixed Relay
champion. What are his parents names? Keith and calf. What is Non
Stanford's most treasured possession? She absolutely loves her
I use my laptop the most. Maybe his Olympic bronze medal? What is
Alistair's most treasured possession? His bike. My most
treasured possession is my Olympic medal. When is her birthday? Early
January. 8th January. I will give you that. April, May. 8th February.
The 30th April. The 30th April, 1990. It is the same day as my Dad.
December? 23rd April, 1988? What does Non Stanford wear to bed,
Jonathan Brownlee? It's hard work with girls, this. I'm going to go
that she wears just a pair of undies. A smile! I'm always happy to
be there. That is a good one! Boxers. Pyjamas. I think Jonny
Brownlee wears a flat cap to bed! Nothing else! LAUGHTER Normally
boxers and a T-shirt! Nothing exciting. He lies! No idea, I have
never seen her in bed! Nothing special. Who does Non think your
biggest rivals this weekend are? think she will have said the German
team. They are strong all round and she races Anne Haug so the German
team. Maybe New Zealand, they are pretty strong and they have some big
athletes. Fair enough! Not as good as Alistair. Who did Alistair say
are your biggest rivals for the Mixed Relay World Championships?
German team. Germany. You are correct. That is one out of five.
She said Germany. You will say the German team. Two out of five for
you. Great. I know her well. Maybe he said Germany as we are in
Hamburg. The French will be good. You scored two out of five. That is
quite good. Yes, it might be better to let their bodies do the talking
to see if the British team can prove you don't need to know each other's
mums and dads to make it a Mixed Relay World Championship hat-trick.
Let's get back to Matt and Steve. There are is the start list. There
are 21 teams involved. It is hard to see Great Britain getting challenged
The best they can hope for is second or third because the outright
favourites are the British team. Here is the course for the mixed
relay today. The swim very short. No the bike. Two laps of 3.3 kilometres
to give us a total of 6.6. The run is a mile. 850 metres followed by
750 metres, then the handover from athlete to athlete. We are ready to
race in Hamburg. The mixed relay about to unfold. What a beautiful
day. Just a bit of breeze, warm lap. No wonder it is a fast and
furious start as we follow them from the helicopter shot above. Jodie
Stimpson opening things up for Great Britain, who are wearing number one.
They are team number one. Steve true is alongside. -- Steve Trew is
alongside. Britain will be tough to beat today? Yes. We have been
looking down the teams here. We cannot see - and I hope we are not
doing this with the kiss of - we cannot see there is the deputy th
that other teams have. What we did yesterday was how critical the
changeovers and the first part of each new discipline was. If Gwen
Jorgensen - she had the same time as Anne Haug and then at the beginning
of the bike, it went. Just because of that, she put herself out of a
very good chance of getting on the podium there. She had a tremendous
run, 30 seconds faster than anybody else. It will be interesting to see
what they do today. We are hoping and expecting that Jodie Stimpson is
in among this leading group. It is difficult to spot who is where. We
will get a look on the computer timing as they come out of the
water. Jodie had a good swim yesterday and there is no reason to
doubt she should be up and fighting hard at the start of this. It has
stretched out just on that short distance here. USA out first, Great
Britain in third. I this I the timing system missed the Japanese
swimmer coming out. The USA are second there. Great Britain right up
there. Stimpson in the darker GB Team strip today, just behind
Switzerland. Stimpson heading for her bike. Helmet on. And now they
make their way out of transition. A few Union Jacks present today.
Obviously, the dominant flag is the Jodie Stimpson in this group as
well. And the French player not Barbie line. They can afford to push
on. -- not far behind. Just a short bike to negotiate. The pace seems
relatively slow at this stage. The Japanese takes it up. France up
alongside. Just behind those Jodie Stimpson for Great Britain. I am
wondering if one of the tactics may be to keep with the leading pack on
the bike, then trying to break on the run. It would be really
difficult to get away on such a short distance, but the run brings
different tactics, so perhaps Jodie Stimpson's tactics, the British
team's tactics, is to keep with the bike at the front, then make a move
on the first of the four runs. Sarah Groff of the USA alongside
Jodie Stimpson of Great Britain. Emma Moffat preparing her shoes for
the ride in transition. Everyone reaching down for the starts,
loosening of this shoe attachments before arriving at the transition
area. Just 520 metres to write. ride. It looks like Jodie Stimpson
once a clear gap in transition, alongside Emma Moffat in front, just
a couple of meat -- just a couple of 100 metres to go. We shall expect
them to rush out of transition. minutes before hitting the run. And
it is a mile, 1.6 Colombo tours, to two laps. -- 1.6 kilometres.
Stimpson had a problem losing some control of her bike coming in, but
no damage done, hanging it up, and with a running shoes, eager to exit
transition. Terrific changeover from Emma Moffat, and Jodie Stimpson has
a few yards to cover now. Andrea Hewitt desperately trying to hold
onto the lead group. And the Netherlands are up there, up into
fourth position. The men are waiting to receive the handover. Sarah
Groff, the 31-year-old American, and her results so far this season, but
being overtaken towards the changeover by Jodie Stimpson,
desperate to make up or two mistakes in transition, wanting to set
Alistair Brownlee of on a leading position, but Groff is having none
of it, only a short distance, and recovering the lead. And away the
men go. About ten metres ahead of the next best. Spectacular start
from the men. Absolutely superb, I love this event. This is where the
action really starts evolving. We had a two team breakaway there,
we're it will develop now, and that huge split on the final run
discipline for the first athletes in each team, and this is where those
splits will stretch and stretch. What an indication of the effort.
You work so hard to stay in that league Park, tremendous performance.
Alistair Brownlee was challenging at the start of the swim, coming around
the turn around already. It will be under 3.5 minutes for the swim
discipline, I am sure. They are already tearing it up here. Frodeno
with a good swim, right in contention here, the 2008 Olympic
champion, Jan Frodeno, not far away from Alistair Brownlee. Getting a
full check on who is we're once they come out of the water in the next
few seconds. It is the Americans first, Ben Kanute holding onto that
first position. Burst into the water, followed by Alistair
Brownlee, Switzerland outset then pack and the next ones out of water.
Seven men, 17 is, about two ride for this bike ride. -- seven men, seven
teams. Expect Alistair Brownlee to force the pace at the front of the
field, looking around already, checking what the opposition is up
to. And there he is, out in front, head down, making opponents work.
And Javier Gomez, miles behind. Goodness me, the Olympic silver
medallist with a mountain to climb, way off the pace. And move from
Alistair, who has decided as transition gets near, she wants
clean space, does not want to take of getting Impey did. -- he wants. I
am looking forward to seeing Alistair Brownlee run the one-mile
discipline. The fastest runner, that there is doubt, and he might just do
enough in his 1600 metre run to effectively win the race for Great
Britain if he explodes out of transition and sprints out of the
two laps. He raced only yesterday, but it was a sprint yesterday, and
has had 24 hours or so to recover. If he runs like we know he can, he
might give Non Stanford and unassailable lead. Down to the
leading free at the front, including smoothly as he would have liked, not
that it should matter, he should be first or second out of transition.
Kanute first, followed by Brownlee. Looks like a split at the front of
the run, and Alistair Brownlee forging ahead of Aaron Royle, just
online number one of the lab section, giving a significant lead
to Non Stanford, going off as the third athlete for Great Britain.
Kanute was first to lead, but dropping to 30 from transition.
Frodeno roared through every step. Gomez has a lot of work to do, miles
behind, not in contention at this stage, it is all about Alistair.
Getting quicker, everything is being left out on the roads here for
Alistair, his last race for a little while, as he cleanly hands over to
Non Stanford, who sprints towards the water. Add a good entry, good
dive. What was it like out there? That
hurt like L. Even if it is short, it still hurts. And your assessment, GB
already doing well all. Perfect planning. Non Stanford is doing
well, in the perfect position. If Non Stanford can maintain this
lead on the swim, there could be a time trial on the bike. Six of the
men coming down and down as Alistair put the hammer down. This creates
different situations, different concentration, because Stanford will
be out on her own, barely aware that if Gwen Jorgensen can close on her
bike, it puts her in a personal situation. Stanford almost done with
the water. She should start to think about her run to the transition
area. Perhaps collecting her bike and heading out on two wheels for
the 6.6 hello metre bike ride, meanwhile Gwen Jorgensen from the US
with that ungainly swims Roque owing well -- swim stroke going well. But
quite a gap. Non Stanford way in front, arriving at transition, on
her bike and away as the others get set to begin. It is conceivable the
second group can close down on Non Stanford. It is possible to do it in
the distance they have. Non Stanford has tasted such success this
season. She kicked off the season in second place in San Diego, beaten by
Gwen Jorgensen there, had her first WTS win in Madrid, then backing it
up with a second place in the sprint in Hamburg 24 hours ago. It has been
the breakthrough season for Non Stanford, but one of the main rivals
has been Gwen Jorgensen, of the USA, and McIlroy of New Zealand
attempting to close the gap on Non Stanford now. News of a ten second
penalty. Non Stanford has to take a ten second standing penalty, because
of an infringement, not by hard, but by Alistair Brownlee, I'd miss you
with his dismount. -- and issue with his dismount. That has fallen to Non
Stanford, taking Brownlee's punishment. That is going to throw
out all sorts of things, with Gwen Jorgensen, around 15 seconds down,
down to five immediately, and she is the strongest runner at the moment.
We have a bite down, and a law enforcement officer in the street.
-- bike down. Coming towards the end of the bicycle leg. Getting ready to
dismount. No sign of the penalty, no visual of that penalty taken by Non
Stanford, but we assume she has taken it, because she is not
figuring, and Germany credited with first position. We shall try and
figure out what has happened. McIlroy almost colliding with Haug.
Jorgensen on her way. Germany leading the way. We are is Stanford?
-- where is. We saw that crash there, but I am hoping nothing has
happened. Unusual to get news of the race leader. We did see up by sick
on the deck, we did see some action to retrieve it. -- bike on the deck.
Was that Non Stanford? There was a body on the left. That looked like
Non. That was a British uniform. It is all over for Britain. We know
that Non Stanford has crashed, do not know if she is all right, what
are you hearing? The coverage has not really sure on what has
happened, we are yet to see the crash. The farce be new is when the
chase back came into transition. -- the first we knew about it is when
the chase came back. Unfortunately, she is probably at the furthest
point of the bike course. We wanted to win this, but the biggest thing
is to make sure Non Stanford is OK and she can continue later in the
year. Fingers crossed she is OK, thank you.
This is the battle for first, second and third, Anne Haug and Gwen
Jorgensen. Drama in Hamburg this afternoon. Engels crossed that Non
Stanford is OK. No newsreader yet -- no news yet on her position.
Jorgensen coming from behind to run through the field, did it to win in
San Diego, again in Yokohama, sixth in the individual sprint yesterday,
leaving Anne Haug, yesterday's winner, behind her. Haug will haul
from a decent performance from Loschke, already in pursuit of
Cameron Dye, who is in the water already full is up the last
triathletes for Germany with a great dive. What a great performance by
Anne Haug there, working so hard on the bike, and getting in the pack in
front, straight to the front, knowing that Gwen Jorgensen would be
in a commanding situation into the run, and yet she did not give an
inch, working and working, and put Germany back in contention. You can
hear that crowd's appreciation hitting the water. Cameron Dye is
coming out. Next out of the water will be the German, Franz Loschke.
Sissons of New Zealand. Dye has his He will have Sissons for company.
Sissons not sure where his bike is. He has lost his bike. Loschke
looking a little heavy with his running steps. Out on the roads of
Hamburg with Cameron Dye of the United States of America. He had an
11-second lead at the time on the swim. He now has most of his 6.6
kilometres still to ride. His feet are in the shoes. He is comfortable.
He is in the lead on this bike. Surely nothing can go wrong. Of
course, it all went wrong for Non Stanford, out in front, no company,
we still don't know what happened. Whether it was a mechanical problem,
or whether she made contact with one of the barriers a t the side of the
road, or something worse. We still don't know. -- at the side of the
road, or something worse. We still don't know. It doesn't appear that
Dye is making... That is Non Stanford, Steve, being stretchered
off the course. That is where we have just past. So Stanford is
clearly receiving medical attention at the side of the course. That was
the scene of the earlier crash. We saw the aftermath of it. Sissons of
New Zealand, Loschke of Germany, coming off the cobbles. Loschke is
and a mile to run. The Germans sensing potentially another victory.
Anne Haug winning the women's sprint yesterday, but they want more. Here
is our leader, Cameron Dye. He is starting to prepare for transition,
physically prepare now. He is moving that shoe. He doesn't want to make
any sudden movements. He wants to get the dismount spot on as well.
And his timing needs to be sweet as he comes into transition. He doesn't
want to slow down too much because he has to - the two riders behind
him are closing the gap. Loschke - dl they are - Loschke and Sissons.
The gap just closing a couple of seconds, but certainly they will be
in transition together. Out of the saddle again, just chasing down as
we come through. Dye might have been too cautious with his preparations
for transition because the other two have kept up the pace as they hit
the cobblestones. Loschke and Sissons, they haven't taken their
feet out of the peddleals, they maintain their pace. Dye comes into
transition. Two feet on the carpet. His bike station is right there.
Sissons and Loschke go past him in transition. They could exit with a
smooth turnover just ahead of the American. The American has missed
his target with his helmet. Goodness me! That could cost him the chance.
He's on his way. But he will be joined pretty quickly by Loschke and
Sissons. Right on his tail. Loschke got that right. Sissons left a
little behind. Now it is a foot race for the gold and Loschke goes past
Cameron Dye. Explodes out of transition, roared on by the German
crowd and his team-mates. Sweet timing for Franz Loschke, who missed
the medal a year ago. He was in the team that finished fourth in
Stockholm. He is now in gold medal position here. Haug and Frodeno and
the rest of the German contingent can barely watch. Loschke grinds it
out here in Hamburg. We hear so much about how a home crowd can lift an
athlete. That is certainly happening here. Loschke has gone for it early
on, as you say. He's not - he doesn't look smooth. He's an
ungainly runner. He is working so hard for it. Ryan Sissons is in hot
pursuit. They have both gone past Dye very early on. You almost hope
that the home athlete can maintain this pace and keep the pressure
right the way through the run. Sissons is looming. Sissons is in
second position for New Zealand. Dye has been dropped to third. It's a
short run. It's a sprint relay. An 850 metre lap and then a 750. The
850 is done for Loschke. He is on his way for the second half. He is
more than halfway through. Roared through transition by the Hamburg
supporters. Just a couple of minutes running only to go. 750 metres to
go. That's our leader from Germany at the moment. He is very aware that
Ryan Sissons is working hard to close on him. Forget about the
Brazilian and the Italian - they are on their first lap. Loschke is on
his second and digging very deep now. Nine seconds is the gap. It is
significant. Loschke getting lifted by this Hamburg crowd, flying
through the streets. There's the man in second, Ryan Sissons, of New
Zealand. Loschke does look faster. It looks like Ryan Sissons has
worked so hard, he is almost struggling to maintain that pace. I
think Loschke has increased the lead and no doubt - he is working so
hard, but you have to give everything to the crowd. They have
lifted him so much. Jan Frodeno is delighted. Jan Frodeno on his final
weekend, he made the top ten in the individual race. He could be able to
end his career on a high note with a gold medal in the relay if Loschke
can keep this going. With 300 metres to run, he shows no signs of letting
up. Franz Loschke of Germany, who has been backed up superbly here
this afternoon by a terrific start from Anne Haug, then Jan Frodeno
went well. It wasn't a race without mistakes, but he did enough before
Anne Haug just about kept tabs with Gwen Jorgensen, Cameron Dye down in
third position for the USA and Loschke is starting to soak it all
up. He knows that this is his win! He is starting to celebrate.
Germany's second gold of the weekend: -- weekend. Loschke's work
is done. The gold medal is his. Let's take nothing away from
Germany, who win the mixed relay and Loschke is lifted aloft by Haug, by
Frodeno and Knapp. They are the champions. It will be the silver to
Sissons and the rest of the New Zealand contenders. A good run from
Ryan Sissons. He will be joined on the podium by Kate McIlroy, Tony
Dodds and Andrea Hewitt. Cameron Dye finishes in third to take the bronze
alongside Sarah Groff, Ben Kanute and Gwen Jorgensen.
Confirmation of the final results of our home town. Yeah. It is amazing.
Yet, it was a fight till the end and all you could do was watch? Yeah, it
was really a great race. It was really hard. Yeah. Great. You have
been on the podium already this weekend. Then you did it again for
the home crowds? Yeah, in front of the home crowd, it is very special
for the Germans. It was like a fairytale weekend for me. Yeah.
Congratulations to everyone. We did a great job. A perfect ending for
you as well, Jan? It is your last weekend of WTS racing? Yes, quite
possibly the last weekend and with the mixed relay comes mixed
emotions. There's so many ups and downs, and favourites and all the
medals that were dealt out before already. But it's like in track and
field, you have to bring a relay to the end and yeah, I am glad my
team-mates carried me today and we had a wonderful race at home.
Brendan, thanks for talking to us. Update us on Non Stanford's
condition? I have spoken to her physio, who is with her at the
hospital. She was treated at the scene by the medics. She was put on
a spinal board as a precaution and arm in a sling, but she's not
showing great signs of pain or distress. She's conscious. She's
talking about things and she's displaying more signs of jut set.
you know ma happened? We haven't been able to get that information.
-- Do you know what happened?We haven't been able to get that
information. 20 seconds up, the group came back in and she wasn't
there. We have no idea. I do know, as a team, the athletes got together
this morning, that he were talking about how they were going to fight
for every second as a lead because they wanted to do it. Johnny, you
never got out there. But I am sure, like everyone else, is happy to hear
Non is doing OK? Yeah. That is the most important thing. At the end of
the day, it is only racing! Obviously, I wanted to race. We had
a strong team. As we keep saying, so much can go wrong and when there's
four people involved, there's four times the chance of crashing and
that's what happened. Alistair, things started off so well. Yes, we
were doing alright. Jody had us in the perfect position. I was trying
to get rid of as many people as I can. Handing over to Non in the
perfect position. She had to keep herself in the race and these things
happen. We are hearing from the hospital that Non is coherent, but
really upset, she feels she has let you down? She is like that. I didn't
see she her come round so I knew it must have been serious. She would
never pull out and let the team down. Like I say, the fact that she
is up and talking is the most important thing. Congratulations to
the Germans on their very first mixed relay World Championship
title. It wasn't of course the ending the Brits were hoping for,
but as we have been hearing, thankfully Non Stanford is doing OK.
Let's not forget, despite all the drama, that was British triathlon's
most successful weekend of racing ever. That just about wraps things
up here in Hamburg. We are back at the end of August for stage seven of
the World Triathlon Series in Stockholm. You will be able to see
live coverage of the women's race on Saturday 24th August on the BBC
Sport website. We will also have extended highlights of the women's
Extended highlights of both the men's and women's round six races at the ITU World Triathlon Series in Hamburg. After the triathlon, dubbed probably the toughest race in the world last time out in Kitzbuhel, the series reaches the business end in Germany.
There are just two rounds remaining after events in Hamburg and Team GB's Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee could be among the competitors.
This time last year Hamburg was the final warm-up for the London 2012 Olympics and it was South Africa's Richard Murray who took the men's honours, ahead of Spain's Javier Gomez, who 17 days later also claimed Olympic silver.
Soon-to-be Olympic bronze medallist Erin Densham took victory in Germany last year, but missed the first half of the 2013 World Series through illness.