South Africa Triathlon: World Series


South Africa

Action from the second leg of the World Triathlon Series, which takes place in Cape Town, South Africa. Great Britain's Non Stanford is the defending champion in the women's event.


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Hello and welcome to Strathclyde country Park, the 400 hectares of

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countryside here will host three triathlons at the Commonwealth Games

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in three months' time so we are here to check out the course and speak to

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some of the Scottish triathletes hoping to take part. The centrepiece

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of the show is this weekend's will triathlon series race which made

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their debut in Cape Town. The South African city is the second stop out

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of eight, so let's start by reminding ourselves of what happened

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in round one. The opening race of the 2014 World

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Triathlon series here in Auckland. Look at Jonny Brownlee! Jonny

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Brownlee, having a word with Tom Bishop. Gomez has made the first

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move. This might be going to Javier Gomez Noya. What an encouraging

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return for Helen Jenkins. Goodness me! Massive shock. Carnage in

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Auckland. Stimpson leads the way. Stimpson wins in Auckland. Jodie

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Stimpson needs the way in the women's competition on 800 points

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with Helen Jenkins not far behind. On the men's side, Javier Gomez Noya

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smack victory puts on top with Jonny Brownlee hot on his heels. Don't

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forget, the new rules this season meaning athletes must compete in

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five races and the grand final if they want to have any hope of

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becoming world champion. And, so, after a brilliant start the season

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by the Brits down under, the World Triathlon series has landed in

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Africa for the first time in its history. And the setting a glorious

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one. Takes place on the Cape Town waterfront. Coastal views throughout

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the 40 kilometre bike ride, and the run loops four times around Cape

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Town Stadium. The location of this race is a big deal, especially for

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the South African athletes, as they look to grow the sport in this part

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of the world. The flatness of the sport should play to the hands of

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Richard Murray in particular. One series regular who is unable to

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compete is David McNamee. We are very glad to have you here. What

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happened to your wrist? I forced myself, got caught in a cycling

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crash, said I'd wrote and dislocated some bones in my hand. I have some

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metal plates in there now. More fun at airports. Sort of, because it is

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bad enough travelling through with a bicycle. There is never a good time

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for an injury, but this must be especially frustrating because you

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had a very good year last year. Three top three finishers. I was

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16th in the world last year, three top tens, so my career was

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progressing nicely. It has not been a great start to the year, but I

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don't think the season is over just yet. You've already, qualified for

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the Commonwealth Games, how much can you train at the moment, and will

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you be ready? I think I am ready. Or I will be ready. There is not much

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point in going on. I've got 12 weeks until the games. I've got 12 weeks

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to get myself fit. And I believe I can do that. We want to talk more

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about the Commonwealth Games, but we have to get into the action in Cape

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Town. What are your predictions this weekend? It will be interesting.

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Mario Mola, he is a dark horse. He could get his first win this

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weekend. It will be interesting. Who else will it be? The usual? Alistair

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Brownlee won't be there. Will it be Jonathan Brownlee going at it? I

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think so. I would watch out for the South African, Richard Murray,

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because he is one heck of a runner. And also some hometown advantage.

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Definitely. South Africa very excited to host the first World

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Series race. I am sure they will have good support. Let's see if your

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predictions are correct. Time to hand you over to our commentators.

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So, this is the scene at the Victoria and Alfred waterfront in

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Cape Town on Freedom Day. 20 years ago, the country had its first

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democratic elections. So, here we are in Cape Town, having begun the

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series in Auckland at the beginning of April. We have now moved over to

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Cape Town to this magnificent arena. The start takes us out into

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the waterfront for two laps, 750 metres each. Then a plaque is on two

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wheels. A collapse of under five kilometres each to round out the 40

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kilometres. There is a big hairpin, then they come weeping back into the

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desolation of the car park area behind the Cape Town Stadium into

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the second transition, to separate transition areas in Cape Town. The

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run takes them on for by 2.5, two laps. Here is the start list.

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Richard Varga is the swimming specialist.

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A total of 60 two due to start today. They are ready to go in Cape

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Town. The elite men dive into the Victoria and Alfred Harbour in Cape

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Town. They begin the first of two clap 's, 750 metres -- of two laps.

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What a spectacular sight that is looking down from the helicopter

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shot, a big spread of 62 swimmers in the cold waters of Cape Town, just

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over 12 degrees, not for the faint-hearted this swim. They have

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to go around a succession of brightly coloured inflatable buoy

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s, before heading back to the X it point where they leave the water,

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run along the poem -- pontoon. Then they had to the transition area

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number one to pick up their bikes for the eight laps to complete the

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40 kilometres on two wheels. Then a 10,000 metre race on foot. The

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strong swimmers almost certainly led by Richard Varga of Slovakia. They

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are starting to make an impact. It is a good start. Javier Gomez Noya

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and Jonny Brownlee right on the left-hand side of the field, and

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with their top-ranked numbers, they are looking to get the shortest

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swim. It seems very quick. A little bit more difficult if you are on the

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right-hand side because you'll have to go left to go around the turning

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point. The weather is partly cloudy although it is pretty sunny at the

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moment. It is quite chilly-bob in the water, 12.1 degrees. The field

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is beginning to spread. Richard Varga wears number eight, and

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normally we'd see him out in front, and that is what we are getting here

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today. He is very much the swim specialist but he is improving all

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the time in his overall triathlon performance. He trains a lot of the

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time with the Brownlee brothers. This is how it started a few minutes

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ago. This time it is seen from the helicopter. No. Is, everybody

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comfortably away, right on the buzzer to begin the second stage of

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the 2014 world fire from series. -- World Triathlon series. What a

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spread we have, 62 in the water, and some of them are miles behind. So,

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after eight minutes is in the water, Richard Varga leads them to the exit

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point on the Victoria and Alfred waterfront. He will be the first

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dive back in, let's see who has done what. Richard Varga is first.

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Followed by the Spaniard, than the South African, McCartney, the

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Canadian. Brownlee is in there. Gordon Benson has done well in 18th

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position. Good start for the 19-year-old. Harris is doing very

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well, too. Mario Mola is 28th. They keep coming. They are passing each

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other. They are eyeballing others who are yet to reach the pontoon to

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complete lap one, such is the spread of this cold water swim here in Cape

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Town. The Frenchman as he came out of the water, our thoughts are with

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his compatriot Vidal who suffered a heart attack in training last week

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in the swimming pool. He was revived by the French paramedics, airlifted

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to hospital, and we gather that he is in an artificial coma while he

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begins his recovery. His girlfriend is at his bedside, and his family

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are there. A horrific location for Kim and his family and friends. Our

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thoughts are with him at this stage. There is the backdrop of Cape Town.

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Table Mountain often has a layer of low cloud on top, the white cloud

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known as the tablecloth, but that is absent today, clear air, clear

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skies, a good day for racing, but they will be happy to get out of the

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water and get some sun on their backs as they ride on the streets of

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Cape Town for the second stage. Jonathan Brownlee, world number two,

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second behind Javier Gomez Noya in Auckland at the beginning of April,

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he was also involved in that titanic battle for the World Triathlon

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series in September in Hyde Park, Gomez got the better of him on that

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occasion. Jonny Brownlee has had some dramatic races, none more so

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than the Olympic race in London in 2012 he was forced to undergo that

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stop their penalty, having infringed the dismount line, still went on to

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win the bronze medal, one of the most incredible moments of the

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games. Very dramatic, very exciting, and Jonny Brownlee was in the heart

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of it. He had a win in Madrid last year. And Yokohama. And was the

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winner of the sprint event in July in hamburg where he beat his brother

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into second, with Gomez third. So, the swim is done. Out they come with

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Richard Varga leading them through. 16 minutes and 14 seconds from start

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to finish over 1.5 kilometres. We will keep an eye out for the

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British, Gordon Benson is 21st coming out of the water. 21 seconds

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behind. He is in that first group, good start for the 19-year-old, off

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to a fire here. That is very encouraging. If he can make headway

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into that lead group, establishes position early on, it seems we will

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have a gap. Mario Mola is down, he looks like he will miss that first

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group. He might be disappointed with that. Aaron Harris is a little way

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down. Johnny makes his way out of the transition. It is a bit of a

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struggle for one of the Russians their... He is struggling to get his

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wet suit. And Richard Murray is a long way down. Mario Mola also has

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missed the break here. There will be a couple of good riders together in

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what looks like being the second group, but it will all sort itself

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out. Somebody has left their wet suit behind, but will be a stop-go

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penalty, he might have been better advised to turn around, pick it up

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and put it back in the box. It looks like Javier Gomez and Jonny Brownlee

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are not surprisingly up at the front, I think that is Raphael in

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second place, no, it is not. It is Vincent Luis. We see these guys get

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to the front, forced the pace and get away into a small, working

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group. Interestingly, Gomez has a friend in the front group in the

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shape of Goloy, who has had a great swim. -- Godoy. Richard Varga was

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first in, first out of the swim. This was Jonny Brownlee's

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transition, making sure he got everything right. 37.5 pedometer is

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still to run. Jonny Brownlee bellowing instructions down the

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field. -- 37.5 kilometres still to run. That is a familiar look at the

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front, they all finished on the podium. There is Godoy, the other

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Spaniard. One of the Germans is there. The South African... Two

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Frenchman, Vincent Luis and Raphael. We have got Dmitry Polyanskiy, and

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his brother, both up there. There is the youngster from South Africa, he

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is still racing under 23 and he's doing so well to be in lead group.

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McCartney of Canada also in the lead group. The Polyanskiy brothers,

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riding well. So so far, there is a really talented group coming

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through. Fab Ian, traditionally fast in the water, he has made an impact

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again. Will he edged forward and do some work? He is a worker, I've seen

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him getting stuck in, he will be wanting to stay in the lead group,

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but he will not be wanted to lead into the run. This is the chasing

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group, they are one minute from the pace. They include Richard money

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from South Africa -- Richard Murray, from South Africa, and I

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think Aaron Royle is in the group as well. The world number one Javier

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Gomez, the World Triathlon Series champion fought 2013, forcing the

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pace. Jonny Brownlee on his rear wheel. These two have got very used

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to seeing each other's backs in the last three or four seasons. Granger

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Bay Boulevard now, back onto the main thoroughfare which takes them

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to the southern end of Cape Town Stadium, before they head left, back

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towards transition. So, getting towards the end of the

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second lap of eight. Declan Wilson, the Australian, injecting a little

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pace into his ride. I just spotted Gordon Benson, in that second group.

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He has been a little mysterious for the last ten minutes but we know

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where he is now, in the second group and hopefully the graphics will

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stick with that second group and we can confirm his position. Lots of

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noise as the South African right through to complete lap two. He is

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in the group with the two Russian brothers, 14 in total in that first

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group. That is the front of the field here in Cape Town. Then, a gap

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of what we think is about somewhere between 30 and 50 seconds. The

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second group coming in. So it was up to 58 at one point. Richard Murray,

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wearing number 58, leads them through and it has been reduced. So

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it has gone more realistically from 58 to 47. 47 seconds. Lots of the

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names coming through, in this group. Gordon Benson, the 19-year-old, is

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in that second group. A huge group of riders. They have taken some time

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out of the leaders. They have taken about 11 seconds over the first

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couple of laps. So heading in the right direction. Well, we are back

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at the head of the field and for the first time, it looks as though we

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might be getting split. The chase group, we see them going on the

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other side, but there is a big move at the front. At the moment, we have

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got five riders who may not be able to close back on that gap. At the

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front, really working hard, we have got an impact of pace that has gone

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through. Chance of this big group splitting and it will be so hard if

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that happens, they will be in no man's land with a big group chasing

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them down. The gaps are beginning to open and they will need an effort to

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get back on. We are saying that it appears that the pace is beginning

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to take its toll. We saw the athletes get back together, then we

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get a deep turn and again, with got a gap forming. It looks possible,

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just possible that they might beget in a group going away. -- might be

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getting a group going away. That group involves Jonathan Brownlee. It

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also involves Schoeman, there will be a lot of pressure bracing in his

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home territory. He will be getting fantastic support every time they go

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through the transition area. And think that pace at the front is

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really moving up, people are having to work hard now. It is all shaping

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up to be a foot race between Brownlee and Gomez, as we've seen

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semitones. Schoeman will be hoping that his best running form is with

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him today, to give himself a chance of making the podium. Halfway

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through the bike course. Jonathan Brownlee is first in and first out.

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Four laps to go. 47 seconds was the time difference towards the leaders

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last time we got a look. It has been drifting between the late 40s and

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the early 50s in terms of seconds. And the second group now arrive at

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transition. It's around the 50 seconds mark, and try to keep out of

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trouble, 53 seconds this time. No real change between the leaders and

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the chasers. Just sneaking away that little bit, and extra three seconds

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each lap, that progresses of course, possibly outside and then as we go

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into the final discipline. Now, confirmation that the German has two

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served a 15 second penalty. Still without 15 second penalty to come,

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he is in the second group. -- still with that 15 second penalty to come.

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Gomez is starting to consider his options, and guess who's right

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behind him, and sharing the work rate at the front? It is Jonny

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Brownlee. These two will once engage in shoulder to shoulder combat over

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10,000 metres, a ten K run. The last stretch of this cycle stage. So, now

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the athletes will start to think about removing their feet from the

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issues that are attached to the pedals, -- from the shoes, resting

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their feet at stop, getting ready for a smooth dismount. They are

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barefoot out of the park here for these guys as they come to the

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arrival. Jonny Brownlee will be first in and hope to be first out,

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he will have Gomez for company. One or two others will be hoping to get

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in or out of here without incident. Here go the bikes come up on the

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hooks. Anything has to be done according to the rules. Gomez has

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already got his running shoes in his hands and they are going on his

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feet. Johnny struggling to get his left shoe on. They leave transition,

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a very good transition for all 14 men. The anyone who has struggled

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was Schoeman. The first man away was the German, Rieschlag, the unknown

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quantity. Schoeman made a bit of a mess of transition and he finds

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himself maybe 30 metres behind Rieschlag. Let's hope he does not

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panic and try to cut it up in a few seconds, because that might get into

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extra fatigue and tiredness. Here comes the chase pack. 72 seconds

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down at the end of the previous lap, leaving themselves a lot of work to

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do going into the temple or to run. -- into the ten kilometre run.

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Richard Murray bounces into transition to hang up his bike. Had

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a real spring in his step but he missed his target first-time with

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the front wheel of his bike. Now he is surrounded by his opponents, he

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needs to find an escape route. He's on his way out. The Germans still

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has the 15 second penalty to come. Gordon Benson is in and out, keep an

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eye on his performance. A massive group here, including Mario Mola who

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is a great runner, he will look to turn on the speed here in the final

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stretch. Gordon Benson just coming through now.

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And no surprise to see Javier Gomez and Jonathan Brownlee forcing the

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pace here, already putting a dent into the run. Rieschlag exploded out

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of transition quickly but he was hauled in in double quick time by

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the current world number one and current world number two. Rieschlag

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is third. One of the Russians looks to be in about this place, one of

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the Polyanskiy brothers, but the race is here. A glance from Javier

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Gomez, a familiar sight, accompanied by Jonny Brownlee, it looks like

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it'll be a race to the finish between these two and they are

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starting to stretch the field on the first lap. What goes through their

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heads? So many times when they race against each other, the last five

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times they have raced against each other, no one of us got a look in.

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They must be thinking every time, what do I need to do this time? What

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do I learn out of the experience to beat the other? It is that

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confrontation, it is like a world heavyweight boxing match, one

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against one all the time. So strong mentally and physically, it is such

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a tough call. At the moment Gomez leads but he knows that Jonny

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Brownlee is going to be just following and following and

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following. Is there going to be a real change in tactics? At the

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moment, they run away from the rest of the world. If Alistair is there,

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it is the victory rather than the big two. Alistair, sadly injured at

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the moment, taking a strong decision to stay away from this race. So many

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times we have seen this and we've seen different results coming

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through every other race. There is the man the South Africans hope will

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produce America will run. That is Murray. They're coming from a

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deficit of 1.20 minutes. The duel of the champions again. Jonny Brownlee

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seems to have taken the lead, Gomez more than happy to stay on his

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shoulder, more than happy to let his friend and competitor lead. We will

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see many changes before the finish line. Dmitry Polyanskiy, currently

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third, the fastest of the Polyanskiy brothers. He has moved up ahead of

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the trio who currently hold for the position between them. So, Dmitry

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Polyanskiy looking for a place on the podium. So, in Auckland, if I

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under correctly, it was early in lap four when Gomez made a move on

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Jonathan Brownlee, and Jonny had to settle for second because he was

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unable to respond. Let's see how it pans out today, and what the tactics

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will be. Are we going to see any new tactics? We have seen a variety of

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the surge is going through particularly on the final three

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kilometres, the surges, the sprint finishes between the two of them,

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but what we have not seen is an early surge, somebody making a

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determined surge in the first five kilometres, then trying to open a

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gap and hold onto that. And you just wonder, will one of these make a

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determined effort to do something different to try to catch the other

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one unawares, to open a gap early on, and then it is the hard way

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because you are going to hurt right the way through. We saw Alistair do

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it in Stockholm on the bike, he made a break and it worked. With these

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two, they know each other so well, they know their strengths and

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weaknesses, and just getting information, they are over a minute

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faster than the second group. Richard Murray and Mario Mola are a

:31:26.:31:30.

minute off the pace, they pose no threat to this leadership.

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Dmitry Polyanskiy currently holds third position. Polyanskiy has moved

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well away from his particular chasers. At the moment, it is no

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man's land, he's not going to catch these two, but he's going to be

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aware of the chasers behind him. Polyanskiy's best results last

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season came in San Diego where he was seventh and in London where he

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was fourth behind Gomez, Jonny Brownlee and Mario Mola. He is a

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decent runner. Jonny takes some water. With Dmitry Polyanskiy in the

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frame, he is running well and strongly, maybe a comparison of the

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arms with our front two leaders, a little bit wild, not in rhythm, but

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these two are in rhythm. Jonny Brownlee leads, right towards the

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end of lap number two. Gomez is shadowing him. As they have done

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throughout this section. Jonathan Brownlee of Great Britain,

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Javier Gomez of Spain leading the World Triathlon series in Cape Town.

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It is into the second transition. Five kilometres down, five

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kilometres to go. We will have a look at the gap to the third placed

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triathletes, Dmitry Polyanskiy. The Russian is trailing by about 15

:33:23.:33:28.

seconds. So, that is the gap to third. The South African supporters

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just craning their necks, looking down the corridor, the blue racing

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corridor, looking for the next group in because there is one of their own

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in this group. These four are running together, and

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they are looking to maybe close the gap to Polyanskiy. Then there is a

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further gap of ten seconds or so to Schoeman, who is in eighth position.

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Meanwhile, the leaders are in the low niqab Park area behind the

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stadium. And Gomez has injected some pace. -- are in the low niqab Park

:34:33.:34:37.

area. This might be a significant break away for Javier Gomez. He is

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attempting to sprint away from Jonathan Brownlee and Jonathan seems

:34:43.:34:46.

to have no answer at this stage. Jonny looks at Gomez, his head

:34:47.:34:51.

starts to roll slightly, he can't respond. It looks as though Gomez at

:34:52.:34:55.

this stage has the better of Brownlee. We wondered if that

:34:56.:35:01.

surge, the magical surge was going to come earlier. Jonny has got huge

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decisions to make. Does he go to cover immediately? Run the risk of

:35:07.:35:11.

going too fast too soon. Or does he hang back and tried to gradually,

:35:12.:35:17.

gradually get that gap shortened and shortened? To see Javier Gomez go so

:35:18.:35:23.

early, we wondered, we thought maybe something different will happen. And

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that is what he has done, he has gone a couple of kilometres earlier

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than we expected. Gomez leads outright, Brownie in second,

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Polyanskiy in third. The gap has widened in the space of 60 seconds.

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Javier Gomez has put four seconds between himself and Jonathan

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Brownlee. Jonathan getting some encouragement from some of the

:35:50.:35:53.

supporters on the course. It must be psychologically a real blow for

:35:54.:36:03.

Brownlee to get away from him again. Gomez has struck once again in Cape

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Town. Dmitry Polyanskiy running in third position. 24 seconds between

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first and third at this stage. There is Jonathan Brownlee. Javier Gomez

:36:20.:36:27.

way off into the distance. He is already up towards the stadium. Big

:36:28.:36:34.

spread within the top three. And Gomez is cruising now. Looking for

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three wins in a row, Javier Gomez. London in September of 2013,

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Auckland at the start of April 2014, and now Cape Town, the hat-trick of

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World Triathlon series. He is the world champion. 19 kilometres per

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hour his foot speed. He is really travelling beautifully, Gomez. Can

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anyone beat him? Jonny Brownlee, in second, he will be looking forward

:37:11.:37:16.

to the finish, I am sure. The last 600 metres for Jonathan Brownlee.

:37:17.:37:19.

Beat again by Javier Gomez again today. And Gomez can start to enjoy

:37:20.:37:28.

the moment. The noise levels are starting to build as the spectator

:37:29.:37:33.

numbers increase on the final stages of this course. He swam solidly

:37:34.:37:38.

enough, kept out of trouble over the bike, did his share of work at the

:37:39.:37:46.

front of the pack. Good, clean, uneventful transitions for Javier

:37:47.:37:50.

Gomez. Mistake free as usual. He moves from one discipline to the

:37:51.:37:55.

next mistake free. And then that decisive turn of speed to make sure

:37:56.:38:01.

of the wind. And make sure of the win is exactly what he did. He takes

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the red flag pointing him in the direction of the blue carpet. He

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will force a smile on this final stretch, looking for clues third

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straight World Triathlon series win. He won in London 2013, in

:38:19.:38:22.

Auckland earlier this month, and he claims the first-ever World

:38:23.:38:31.

Triathlon series race in Cape Town on Freedom Day in South Africa. He

:38:32.:38:36.

wins the race in Cape Town comfortably. Comfortably in deed!

:38:37.:38:50.

And now he looks down to see his great rival Jonathan Brownlee finish

:38:51.:38:56.

in second again. Brownlee on the podium once again, but a little

:38:57.:38:59.

disappointed to have been beaten so, brands of only one more time by

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Javier Gomez. Gomez executing the perfect triathlon race. In the end,

:39:07.:39:12.

Dmitry Polyanskiy comes through for his first podium of the season.

:39:13.:39:17.

Dmitry Polyanskiy from Russia holding off the challenge with a

:39:18.:39:22.

ease and finish on the final lap. He finishes in third. 43 seconds off

:39:23.:39:28.

the pace of Gomez, and Mario Mola wasn't far behind, didn't do

:39:29.:39:34.

enough, fourth place scenario, Mario Mola, and just nine seconds of the

:39:35.:39:40.

third. The final lap for Mario Mola. And the best of the South Africans

:39:41.:39:44.

will be Richard Murray. He finishes in the top five. He is one minute

:39:45.:39:53.

and five seconds down. There is a sprint for sixth with Aaron Royle

:39:54.:39:57.

sprinting away from Aaron Harris. It is officially a photo. Joao Pereira

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from Portugal, followed by Ryan Sissons to round out the top ten.

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Confirmation of the final results of the Cape Town World Triathlon series

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race, convincing victory for Javier Gomez, second place were Jonathan

:40:18.:40:20.

Brownlee with Dmitry Polyanskiy third for Russia. Aaron Harris was

:40:21.:40:30.

seven for Britain. I think we will work very tired with heavy legs. But

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I ran as hard as I could. And I made this little gap with Jonathan. I

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could keep it, luckily. In Auckland, he won the race in the front, and he

:40:43.:40:47.

took it today. I thought I would change up a little bit, but he

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counter-attacked everything I did. Simple as that, he was very

:40:53.:40:57.

impressive, stronger than me, stronger in the swim and the run.

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Well done to him. Richard Varga led out of the water with Jonathan

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Brownlee and Javier Gomez close behind. 14 men setup the lead group

:41:07.:41:11.

on the bike leg and stayed clear of the chasing pack. On the third lap

:41:12.:41:19.

of Earth -- of the run, Gomez cruised away from Brownlee, taking

:41:20.:41:27.

first, Brownlee taking second, and Polyanskiy taking third. Here are

:41:28.:41:32.

the standings. If Alistair Brownlee wants to get involved in the World

:41:33.:41:38.

Triathlon series battle for 2014, with the new rules, Alastair will

:41:39.:41:42.

have to get involved in every remaining race.

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Back here in Strathclyde, some of the triathletes are out and about

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doing some mixed relay training. Every year, thousands of visitors

:41:54.:41:57.

come here to make use of the fantastic bike and running tracks,

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and enjoy some of the water sports on offer. In July, triathletes from

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dozens of Commonwealth nations will be racing through this part, too.

:42:06.:42:10.

What can we expect? I've been out and about with David McNamee to have

:42:11.:42:19.

a look. So, this will be the start of the pontoon into the Strathclyde

:42:20.:42:26.

Lock. Yes, it is good to go. We will dive in, do two laps, then we going

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to transition this way. Have you swum in this place before? I have

:42:36.:42:43.

slammed twice before. In 2009 and 2010. I have swam here before. It is

:42:44.:42:51.

freezing cold in 2009. 2010, I had a wet suit on. What is it like to swim

:42:52.:42:57.

in? It was OK. It is shallow. But you don't see the bottom. It is

:42:58.:43:03.

quite murky. All triathlon swim is chaos, 60 guys want to get to the

:43:04.:43:08.

first buoy, so it is about trying as hard as you can for 1500 metres and

:43:09.:43:13.

seeing where you are. And on the mixed relay day, that will be the

:43:14.:43:19.

most chaos. It is carnage, but good fun. It is chaotic. One of the most

:43:20.:43:25.

interesting events of the whole event of the Commonwealth Games.

:43:26.:43:31.

So, this is the top of the main hill the athletes will have to tackle on

:43:32.:43:35.

the bike course. This is where we will turn around. It looks quite

:43:36.:43:40.

flat here, but we will be riding hard for three minutes from the

:43:41.:43:44.

bottom. There are five laps on the bike, this is going to be the key

:43:45.:43:47.

point on the race. The last thing you want to do is turn around here

:43:48.:43:51.

and realise there are guys disappearing off the front. So, if

:43:52.:43:57.

the race splits, it is up this climb. This has been part of the

:43:58.:44:01.

British super series, will that be a benefit to some of the Brits taking

:44:02.:44:06.

part in the Commonwealth Games? Yes, I think you need to know the course

:44:07.:44:10.

beforehand. It is invaluable to know the cause. The New Zealand athletes

:44:11.:44:14.

came here specifically to see what it was like. It is very similar to

:44:15.:44:22.

Auckland. And we saw there how valuable it is to know the course.

:44:23.:44:35.

So, very tough bike course, what about the run? It starts off nice

:44:36.:44:45.

and flat and then we do disappear up into the hills. It is three laps and

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that is where the medals will be decided. Who do you think your

:44:49.:44:51.

team-mates will be for the Scottish team? It going to be Grant Sheldon,

:44:52.:44:58.

Austin? I think so, they won medals last year at the junior level. I

:44:59.:45:03.

have been training with them, they are developing into world-class

:45:04.:45:06.

athletes. What do you think your chances will be? Realistically, one

:45:07.:45:12.

of us will be trying to get onto the podium. We are not all going to be

:45:13.:45:16.

on the podium, we will not get first, second and third but I can

:45:17.:45:19.

see one Scottish flag being up there.

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So, that is what the course looks like and we have be -- we have

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talked about the men, but what about the women? Let's start with Natalie

:45:32.:45:36.

Milne, you make in Auckland, how did it go? I was ready pleased with my

:45:37.:45:47.

Sim, my bike was OK and then my run was OK. I had a bad back because I

:45:48.:45:52.

had just crashed. What do you need to do to qualify? I need to be a top

:45:53.:45:58.

eight Commonwealth games athlete in Yucca Harmer. What would that mean

:45:59.:46:03.

to you being in the Scottish team come July? I have wanted to do it

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since I was a child, so even just putting the get on be amazing.

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Gloria, you were born in England but you have Scottish roots? My mum and

:46:17.:46:21.

dad are Scottish and I moved back to Scotland a few weeks ago. It a few

:46:22.:46:26.

years ago. I have been brought up Scottish. How does it feel to be a

:46:27.:46:32.

contender, someone who can compete in Glasgow 2014? It feels surreal.

:46:33.:46:39.

If someone said two years ago when I was not even involved in triathlon,

:46:40.:46:46.

that I would be here, I would have said they were crazy. So had to get

:46:47.:46:52.

involved? I had done a bit of cross country running but not that much.

:46:53.:46:57.

Then someone from the swimming club said, why don't you get involved in

:46:58.:47:02.

triathlon? I did not have a bike, someone lent me a ?200 bike, I did

:47:03.:47:07.

my first race and one that. Then the Academy picked me up and that was me

:47:08.:47:14.

involved in triathlon. Part of the training camp this weekend is you

:47:15.:47:18.

having to prove yourself to the selection team. Yes, it is been a

:47:19.:47:22.

really good weekend, a little bit of swimming, biking and running. It is

:47:23.:47:26.

nice to get involved with the girls, we cycled the bike course.

:47:27.:47:32.

Shona Thompson, some of you might recognise her because she was super

:47:33.:47:37.

series champion in 2012, so you have recognised this course? Yes, it was

:47:38.:47:45.

just at US long, because the water was not warm enough to swim in. --

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it was not a triathlon. It would be brilliant to race hear a game, it is

:47:51.:47:58.

a good course, there are a lot of hills and turns which makes it more

:47:59.:48:06.

interesting. You train in Leeds, where the world champion is also

:48:07.:48:11.

trained, so she would be a competitor? It would not really felt

:48:12.:48:21.

like I was competing against her! I heard that you are made to compete

:48:22.:48:26.

into triathlon? Yes, my husband had done a few triathlons, I was a

:48:27.:48:30.

runner but I had done some swimming when I was younger. He tried to

:48:31.:48:34.

persuade me to have a go but I was not that keen. It was very expensive

:48:35.:48:39.

to enter. He said, I will pay for you if you will come along. So he

:48:40.:48:46.

did. And I loved it. I did not have any equipment, so I borrowed his

:48:47.:48:50.

bike, I wore my trainers and worsening costume, stopped in

:48:51.:48:54.

transition to put on my T-shirt and shorts. -- and eight swimming

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costume. I loved it so I just carried on. So you are living proof

:49:00.:49:03.

that you don't even need your own bike to succeed in triathlon! If you

:49:04.:49:10.

want to get into triathlon or like Shona's husband know someone who

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kicking, or skating, all running... From the banks of the Strathclyde

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Lock, it is time to go back to Cape Town for the elite women's race.

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So, 51 elite women triathletes are lined up in Cape Town, ready to dive

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into the bitterly cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean. For this shortened

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swing to kick off round two of the world trust fund series of 2014.

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They are ready to go, -- the world 's triathlon series. They are ready

:50:18.:50:24.

to go, the 51 athletes are into the water after a delay of 25 minutes.

:50:25.:50:28.

It will be a shock to the system, the water temperature is less than

:50:29.:50:32.

12 degrees, it literally takes your breath away for the first few metres

:50:33.:50:38.

until you adjust your body and your breathing. It will be a sprinter to

:50:39.:50:44.

start. Normally we have a swim of 1500 metres, but because of the cold

:50:45.:50:52.

litre, -- cold weather, it has been shortened to 750 metres. As we

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looked down on the spectacular afternoon on the Victoria and Albert

:50:59.:51:02.

waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa's southernmost magnificent

:51:03.:51:09.

city. This is another look at the spectacular dive start. A good,

:51:10.:51:17.

clean getaway for all 51. No force starts that we have been told of. So

:51:18.:51:21.

no penalties to pay. -- forced start. 3.5 minutes gone in the

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second stage of the World Triathlon Series the 2014. We began in

:51:30.:51:34.

Auckland at the beginning of the month, Cape Town this weekend, next

:51:35.:51:39.

up Japan, then London, Chicago at the end of June, then hamburg in

:51:40.:51:44.

mid-July. Stockholm at the end of August, followed by the grand finale

:51:45.:51:49.

in Edmonton in candour. -- in Canada. Heading back across the end

:51:50.:52:02.

of the water swimming course, they are up to the clock tower. The lead

:52:03.:52:07.

at the moment is with number 12, Lucy Hall from Great Britain. She is

:52:08.:52:12.

leading the swimming here in Cape Town. We saw her do that in the

:52:13.:52:19.

Olympic games two years ago and then at the first race this year, we

:52:20.:52:23.

expected her to go out there and she chose not to. Maybe she is

:52:24.:52:28.

experimenting with tactics, she has changed her training base. Just

:52:29.:52:32.

playing around with it to become a complete triathlete, rather than

:52:33.:52:35.

someone expected to lead the swim and then come back. Second place is

:52:36.:52:48.

the Czech Republic athlete, Frintove, holding second position.

:52:49.:52:56.

We think that Helen Jenkins and hope -- Jodie Stimpson are also in the

:52:57.:53:04.

front group. Heading back towards the first transition, and another

:53:05.:53:13.

regular front runner in the water is out in the lead. The Spanish athlete

:53:14.:53:21.

up there with Lucy Hall and also Frintova from the Czech Republic.

:53:22.:53:27.

The field has not had a chance to get too far spread out. I don't

:53:28.:53:34.

think anyone has got left behind so all 51 will arrive at transition

:53:35.:53:36.

number one within a couple of minutes of each other. We could have

:53:37.:53:41.

one big group at the front of the field on two wheels when they pick

:53:42.:53:46.

up their bikes and begin this long, looping first lap. The swim is

:53:47.:53:51.

almost done. After eight and a half minutes, who will be first out of

:53:52.:53:57.

the water? I think that was Lucy Hall, certainly one of the British

:53:58.:54:03.

triathletes. Coming out of the water first. In the afternoon sunshine. We

:54:04.:54:07.

will check exactly who has done what. Routier officially first,

:54:08.:54:10.

Helen Jenkins is fifth. Vicky Holland is up there as well, a

:54:11.:54:22.

good swim for her, 10th out of the water. Jodie Stimpson is 13th, right

:54:23.:54:28.

on the tail of the leaders. So far so good for the British contingent.

:54:29.:54:39.

Then there is a gap of about ten seconds or so, until the second

:54:40.:54:44.

group, the water. The first of the swimmers arise, multitasking at

:54:45.:54:50.

transition, helmets on, wet suit stepped out of, it is all done with

:54:51.:54:55.

style and speed and plenty of practice. Everything has to be

:54:56.:54:59.

placed particularly and perfectly into the equipment boxes. We have

:55:00.:55:04.

seen enough penalties awarded in the competition is for people who have

:55:05.:55:10.

failed to hit the target, chucking the wet suit into the box, it can be

:55:11.:55:15.

costly if you miss. They are all arriving thick and fast into

:55:16.:55:19.

transition. A massive group will form at the front of the field.

:55:20.:55:23.

Carolyn Routier first out of the water, the first group, then another

:55:24.:55:35.

ten seconds to the second group. They are a minute behind. We talked

:55:36.:55:42.

about Helen Jenkins and confidence, if that is not confidence, I do not

:55:43.:55:45.

know what is, she has gone straight to the head of the field. There is a

:55:46.:55:50.

loose group of 15 athletes coming through the first couple of turns,

:55:51.:55:53.

you can see the effort at the front because those gaps were beginning to

:55:54.:55:59.

extend immediately. The athletes who are desperate to get into that

:56:00.:56:04.

leading group, they are having to work so hard to get into it. Groff

:56:05.:56:11.

is there from the United States. I have not seen Gwen Jorgensen yet. It

:56:12.:56:16.

will be critical for her, whether or not she can get into the lead pack,

:56:17.:56:20.

despite it being a flat cycle section. Thank goodness it is sunny,

:56:21.:56:26.

they must be thinking now, as the come out of the water, a chance to

:56:27.:56:30.

warm their buddies up in the afternoon sunshine. -- warm their

:56:31.:56:37.

bodies up. Lucy Hall is up in the leaders. Jodie Stimpson is there,

:56:38.:56:44.

there is no sign of Jorgensen in the lead group. I think it is a really

:56:45.:56:48.

tremendous amount of speeds to go off with, they have tried to break

:56:49.:56:52.

it down right from the start. Talking of Gwen Jorgensen, I think

:56:53.:56:56.

she is the lone rider trying to close the gap. She did get left

:56:57.:57:01.

behind, trying to warm her body up. She is now pushing hard. He has got

:57:02.:57:08.

Co. This is the chasing group. That is Eileen Reid. And Anne Haug

:57:09.:57:15.

as well. This is a big group. Some talented riders there, and now we

:57:16.:57:21.

are back with the leading 12. They are going to the first of the out

:57:22.:57:25.

and backs, they will be eyeballing the next group which is about 20.

:57:26.:57:32.

That is the difference. That group heading to the hairpin will be

:57:33.:57:37.

working hard to close the gap and join the leading 12. I do not think

:57:38.:57:40.

it will be long before they are up there with them. Unofficially, I

:57:41.:57:44.

make that gap 25 seconds which is a big gap early on. Something is going

:57:45.:57:50.

to depend on whether Anne Haug can dominate in that second group and

:57:51.:57:53.

get people to work with her. This front group are not giving in

:57:54.:57:57.

anything at all. They have got to the front, they are looking behind,

:57:58.:58:02.

Lucy Hall is there, they desperately wants to stay away from the strong

:58:03.:58:11.

runners like Anne Haug and Gwen Jorgensen. Jodie Stimpson gets her

:58:12.:58:13.

head down, she loves working hard in the bike. A big collision that! One

:58:14.:58:19.

rider flat on her face in some trouble. It is one of the Americans.

:58:20.:58:24.

It cannot be Jorgensen again, surely? It is not, it is Hursey, she

:58:25.:58:40.

is in tears as she picks up her bike and goes to the side. Let's see what

:58:41.:58:48.

happened here. Number 16, oh it was a collision, of wheels, and down

:58:49.:58:51.

went Hursey. She managed to avoid getting run over by the riders, but

:58:52.:59:00.

she took someone out with her. Lucy Hall, number 12, for Great Britain,

:59:01.:59:06.

fast in the water today. Jodie Stimpson, the world 11 is alongside

:59:07.:59:11.

her. And good work so far from the British pair at the front of the

:59:12.:59:19.

field. Leave area from Brazil, she struggles on the run, she is strong

:59:20.:59:23.

on the wheels. Vicky Holland there as well. Yes, Holland, Stimson and

:59:24.:59:30.

Lucy Hall, three British triathletes. And so maybe we have

:59:31.:59:37.

got for Brits? That would be very good. A real depth in talent and

:59:38.:59:44.

strength gap Great Britain are exhibiting in triathlon in the men's

:59:45.:59:52.

and women's field. The German lets Lucy called come past. Routier, the

:59:53.:59:58.

Spaniard is there. We have this power trio of Jodie Stimpson, Helen

:59:59.:00:06.

Jenkins and Vicky Holland working well at the front of the field, as

:00:07.:00:11.

Routier edges up to take a turn, just avoiding that rear wheel of

:00:12.:00:17.

Jodie Stimpson. There was one collision, we could do without any

:00:18.:00:22.

more. It really is great teamwork, not just by the British athletes but

:00:23.:00:27.

by everybody because it is classical teamwork, moving up from one side,

:00:28.:00:31.

from the right, getting to the front, it is only about 20 pedal

:00:32.:00:35.

revolutions, and then they just revved into the left-hand side, and

:00:36.:00:41.

then they start taking recovery. That is the cliche of a single wolf

:00:42.:00:45.

moves fastest is not true when you get a good group of athletes working

:00:46.:00:48.

here and working so well and efficiently together. Officials

:00:49.:00:55.

working hard to keep the tarmac clear. No barriers, I notice in

:00:56.:01:09.

certain areas, they are relying on people's common sense to stay away

:01:10.:01:15.

from the field of play. End of lap three, no change, Lucy Hall leaves

:01:16.:01:23.

Jodie Stimpson and Routier. Jenkins is seventh.

:01:24.:01:32.

They are all pretty compact and tightly knit, this group of 12. At

:01:33.:01:40.

the end of lap one, the gap was 25 seconds, at the end of lap two, it

:01:41.:01:46.

was around 44 seconds, at the end of lap three, it is going to be getting

:01:47.:01:51.

on for a minute. This second group have been unable to make an impact

:01:52.:02:00.

at all. And the chances of Jorgensen and Haug, the strong runners, making

:02:01.:02:04.

an impact when they come to the 10,000 metre conclusion of this

:02:05.:02:10.

triathlon are getting slimmer and slimmer. It might be more than a

:02:11.:02:14.

minute at the end of lap three! The indication to me was when we saw the

:02:15.:02:18.

overview, and first of all, group one, it is worth repeating, it

:02:19.:02:24.

really was a perfect chain gang. We flash back to group number two, they

:02:25.:02:28.

were overtaking, there was no cohesion, I've got a bit of energy,

:02:29.:02:35.

I'll go to the front. As you said, over one minute, that is 15 seconds

:02:36.:02:42.

extra on the first lap, then another 15 on the second lap, possibly need

:02:43.:02:47.

Jorgensen and Haug will be able to close down sad gap. -- closed down

:02:48.:03:02.

that gap. Working hard on right-hand side, working hard, move over, then

:03:03.:03:09.

coming back down. Just a chance of recovery. That is why they are

:03:10.:03:13.

working so well together, that is why they are moving their head in

:03:14.:03:16.

terms of time over the second and third groups. -- moving ahead.

:03:17.:03:26.

Again, Lucy Hall, she saw a gap opening, they weren't able to bridge

:03:27.:03:31.

that, so she dived in, and she is more than willing to take extra work

:03:32.:03:36.

on just to ensure this lead group stays away. No real urgency, no work

:03:37.:03:43.

ethic, no bossing of the race from the chase group, they have got a

:03:44.:03:47.

pedestrian pace about them compared to the leaders. That is the time

:03:48.:04:02.

difference. From 25 seconds, 44 seconds, out to 93 seconds over the

:04:03.:04:11.

third lap. The athlete who seems to be getting stronger as the rest of

:04:12.:04:17.

alerts, Lucy Hall, always admired and respected as a swimmer because

:04:18.:04:23.

she was swimming to help Helen Jenkins through, and now we see her

:04:24.:04:28.

doing a huge amount of work on the bike. The motorcycle is following

:04:29.:04:35.

the chasers, it accelerates up to get close and personal. Big group,

:04:36.:04:40.

but the lack of pace is obvious, just from a cursory glance. They are

:04:41.:04:47.

just ambling along. No real hunger for a win from this chase group.

:04:48.:04:57.

Jenkins, Stimpson, Holland and Hall leading the way, doing plenty of

:04:58.:05:05.

hard work. Four of the front 12 are British triathletes. We expected a

:05:06.:05:12.

big group, but I expected it to be at the front of the field. But that

:05:13.:05:19.

leading 12 went early. They can do so much more effective work than a

:05:20.:05:22.

group of 20 or 30, and they got away. Again, we have seen them

:05:23.:05:29.

coming through a tight bend, two switches, and we've still got the

:05:30.:05:32.

motivation, we have still got the hard work going through. They are

:05:33.:05:36.

following the wheels as much as they can. That is what is making the

:05:37.:05:41.

difference. The work ethic stays there. And the work together, that

:05:42.:05:49.

stays together as well. The end of lap six, no change. The leading 12

:05:50.:05:54.

riders, as they have been since the exit of the water, pretty much. The

:05:55.:06:00.

gap started off at 25 seconds at the end of lap one, it grew to 44, then

:06:01.:06:14.

93 seconds, so they have just completed lap six. And this huge

:06:15.:06:19.

group, which forms the chasing peloton will come into transition at

:06:20.:06:23.

the end of lap six and we will get a check on the time difference once

:06:24.:06:25.

again. I am watching this, counting down

:06:26.:06:44.

the seconds, expecting to be in transition, and it is not

:06:45.:06:49.

happening. It is going to be up to the two-minute mark! I think so. It

:06:50.:06:57.

need somebody to take charge. Such a big group like this, it is so

:06:58.:07:03.

difficult. The group has recently doubled in size as well. Previously,

:07:04.:07:08.

we have seen somebody like Annie Haug, she will take command, get the

:07:09.:07:13.

athletes working and bringing them back, and that hasn't happened. She

:07:14.:07:18.

can come and do well from being in an unlikely position after the

:07:19.:07:23.

swim, she has done it many times before. But look at this. We

:07:24.:07:27.

suggested more than two minutes, and that is where it is heading. It

:07:28.:07:33.

might just be slightly under the two-minute mark as they break the

:07:34.:07:45.

time here. One minute 58. Two laps to go. Still no sign of any damage

:07:46.:07:51.

being done as everybody just eases out of transition. They have to give

:07:52.:08:01.

each other space and width to avoid any bike parts coming together. The

:08:02.:08:07.

group of 12, meanwhile, they have worked beautifully together. Sarah

:08:08.:08:14.

Groff has played her part. The favourites now have to be Stimpson

:08:15.:08:19.

and Jenkins. Jenkins has proved her return to form has been solid,

:08:20.:08:23.

robust, and Stimpson won in Auckland. There are two other

:08:24.:08:30.

British contenders in the shape of the Holland and Lucy Hall. They will

:08:31.:08:38.

be keen to make a mark. And we have speculated about the chance of a

:08:39.:08:41.

British one two, three, well maybe there is a chance of a British one

:08:42.:08:47.

two, three, four. I think Sarah Groff might have a say in that! I

:08:48.:08:54.

respect and admire her so much because she is a working athlete.

:08:55.:08:58.

She does not have any weaknesses, and she displayed that at the London

:08:59.:09:04.

2012 games. What a spectacular backdrop this has provided, this

:09:05.:09:12.

beautiful city of Cape Town. The Cape Town Stadium, built for the

:09:13.:09:15.

football World Cup, which is coming our way again in Rio. With the

:09:16.:09:28.

chasing group again. Annie Haug resigned to a mediocre performance

:09:29.:09:33.

today. Jorgensen in front of her. Jorgensen can take out some during

:09:34.:09:40.

the run, but a place in the top ten is surely even beyond her strong

:09:41.:09:44.

running capabilities. There is a gap of more than two minutes, and the

:09:45.:09:50.

gap is likely to grow at the end of lap eight. A couple of hundred

:09:51.:09:56.

metres on two wheels for the front 12. One hour and ten minutes has

:09:57.:10:03.

passed. And transition is approaching. So, here we go, the end

:10:04.:10:11.

of the 40 kilometre ride, the front 12 has remained the same throughout.

:10:12.:10:18.

They come in at the dismount line, and they look for position. Jodie

:10:19.:10:23.

Stimpson is leading the way. Stimpson, Holland, Jenkins, first,

:10:24.:10:30.

second and third into transition. Lucy Hall is seventh. Getting in

:10:31.:10:35.

first is one thing, getting out first is another. Stimpson, not

:10:36.:10:40.

rushing. Holland and Stimpson exit together, Knapp, the German, is

:10:41.:10:50.

third. They won't be a group for much longer on two feet. Sarah Groff

:10:51.:10:54.

is bouncing her way across the carpet in about seventh or eighth

:10:55.:10:59.

position. Lucy Hall, backing them up, she is 12 of the runners as they

:11:00.:11:05.

leave transition to begin lap one of four, 2.5 kilometres per lap on this

:11:06.:11:10.

inner circle around the Cape Town Stadium. Huge statement by Knapp and

:11:11.:11:17.

Holland, they are sprinting out of transition, determined to get on

:11:18.:11:23.

Jodie Stimpson's leading legs. Stimpson is out there and Holland is

:11:24.:11:29.

working hard to get back. It looks like Jodie Stimpson has decided she

:11:30.:11:33.

will run this as she started in Auckland, by putting the hammer

:11:34.:11:37.

down, and maybe she is looking at that, the Brownlee tactic, of going

:11:38.:11:42.

flat out on the first 2.5-3 kilometres. Holland has chosen to go

:11:43.:11:49.

with her, it is a huge statement. Jodie Stimpson is in great running

:11:50.:11:53.

form, and Holland has said, I will give it a go to see if I can do

:11:54.:12:00.

that. Maybe this is the one. Holland beat Stimpson in Stockholm last

:12:01.:12:04.

year. Holland was fourth, Stimpson was fifth in the World Triathlon

:12:05.:12:08.

series race. But Stimpson has kicked already. There is a gap growing.

:12:09.:12:14.

Stimpson is taking this race by the scruff of the neck in the first lap

:12:15.:12:18.

of four on two feet. She is moving clear. Meanwhile, the chasing group,

:12:19.:12:27.

which numbers about 25 comes into transition more than two minutes

:12:28.:12:31.

behind. Now we will see what Haug and Jorgensen are made of on the ten

:12:32.:12:38.

kilometre run. We know Jorgensen is a strong runner, and Haug has in --

:12:39.:12:49.

has it in hard to do it. Haug puts on her shoes, reaches for the visor,

:12:50.:12:53.

makes her way out, shoulder to shoulder with Jorgensen. They are

:12:54.:12:57.

the big threat from the chasing group, but they have a mountain to

:12:58.:13:02.

climb in the shadow of the mighty table Mountain. So, back at the

:13:03.:13:09.

front of the field, Jodie Stimpson has opened up the lead of about four

:13:10.:13:14.

seconds. Four seconds early in the 10,000 metre run. Not many

:13:15.:13:23.

supporters out here. It is a slightly lonely run. Stimpson has

:13:24.:13:29.

taken it on early, wants to make a mark. And that looks to me like

:13:30.:13:37.

Helen Jenkins, who was in second was issued for Great Britain. But it is

:13:38.:13:41.

the 25-year-old from the West Midlands, who won in Auckland

:13:42.:13:45.

earlier this month, second overall in 2013, she showed in Austria she

:13:46.:13:58.

can win triathlons, whether they are flat or steep. Helen Jenkins came

:13:59.:14:04.

out of transition is just a few seconds adrift. Jody's tactics are

:14:05.:14:11.

to go flying out, perhaps Helen's is to get into the group, and then

:14:12.:14:16.

surround her. We are back with the chasers. Moffat is there, chasing

:14:17.:14:21.

behind Jorgensen and Annie Haug, but that is a huge ask. Now goes

:14:22.:14:29.

Jorgensen. She has used the first 600 yards to get herself into place

:14:30.:14:33.

and now she lengthens her stride. Annie Haug follows her through.

:14:34.:14:37.

Surely, surely two minutes is too much. They are running through the

:14:38.:14:45.

deserted car park of the deserted stadium. It is Great Britain first

:14:46.:14:51.

and second. It is down to about 2.5 seconds now, the gap, it was closer

:14:52.:14:58.

to 3-3.5, but Jenkins has made a little break. And Stimpson, I don't

:14:59.:15:06.

think she will be aware of the proximity of Jenkins just yet. We

:15:07.:15:11.

had hoped for a potential one, two, three for Great Britain, but one,

:15:12.:15:20.

two is on the cards. Can we get a gold and silver in Cape Town? So

:15:21.:15:29.

strange to see a dearth of spectators. Normally, the athletes

:15:30.:15:31.

will be getting the crowd behind them, almost instant feedback bike

:15:32.:15:38.

listening to the noise and cheers of the crowd. The only opportunity Judy

:15:39.:15:41.

is going to get is if she looks behind on one of the turns to see

:15:42.:15:46.

what the difference is between herself and Helen. Vicky Holland is

:15:47.:15:52.

running in sixth place at this stage. Behind Kirsten Sweetland of

:15:53.:16:00.

Canada. Holland looking for a solid results, possibly to give her

:16:01.:16:04.

confirmation of a place in the Commonwealth Games team for Glasgow.

:16:05.:16:13.

A big performance by Vicki, she has moved comfortably away. She went out

:16:14.:16:17.

very fast indeed. Perhaps realised that, back off a little bit, seems

:16:18.:16:21.

to have got her second wind now and is running well here. I do not think

:16:22.:16:29.

we will have any collapses, it seems like a fairly comfortable gap from

:16:30.:16:34.

that top six. There we are, that gaps between Helen Jenkins in second

:16:35.:16:38.

and Sarah Groff in third has opened significantly. I think Jenkins might

:16:39.:16:45.

be about to take first position in her own right, they are shoulder to

:16:46.:16:55.

shoulder. Stanford is out of action at the moment, what a prospect when

:16:56.:16:58.

she returns to full fitness with a race against Stimpson and Jenkins?

:16:59.:17:05.

So, Jenkins leads Stimpson in first position, after a move of staff and

:17:06.:17:11.

courage. She has moved alongside Stimpson and now sits at the front

:17:12.:17:14.

of the field. Sarah Groff is third, Jodie Stimpson second. The leader in

:17:15.:17:21.

the Cape Town World Triathlon Series women's elite race is Helen Jenkins.

:17:22.:17:28.

Just 200 metres to go until transition. Further back down

:17:29.:17:38.

through the field, 102 of the backmarkers are about to be lapped.

:17:39.:17:47.

Glover of South Africa, she will be overtaken by Stimpson and Jenkins is

:17:48.:17:51.

Stimpson glances over her shoulder to try and gauge the difference

:17:52.:17:56.

between her and Jenkins in the lead and Groff in third. Glover will have

:17:57.:18:00.

to give way now. Stimpson once again takes her place

:18:01.:18:14.

at the front of the field. Wants to be the first to cross the line at

:18:15.:18:21.

the end of lap three, just to give her chance, her psychological

:18:22.:18:27.

mindset to boost here. She kicks clear as she did after she ditched

:18:28.:18:32.

her bike at the end of the 40 barometer ride. She left transition

:18:33.:18:36.

quickly, she seems to have eased off in the last ten minutes of the run.

:18:37.:18:40.

No real damage done here for Jenkins who is able to respond. Helen

:18:41.:18:46.

Jenkins stays on the shoulder of Jodie Stimpson. They have run 7.5

:18:47.:18:50.

kilometres, they have 2.5 kilometres to run. Great Britain at number one

:18:51.:18:58.

and two, with Sarah Groff in third for the United States of America.

:18:59.:19:08.

She's 28 seconds off the pace. So it is a three athlete race at this

:19:09.:19:15.

stage, with Gwen Jorgensen climbing her way up through the field as she

:19:16.:19:20.

so regularly does. But she is a minute behind at this stage,

:19:21.:19:24.

Jorgensen, more than a minute behind. She has done fabulous work

:19:25.:19:29.

so far. She was two minutes down at the end of the bike. It is now down

:19:30.:19:34.

to one minute and seven seconds as she looks up at the clock. He has

:19:35.:19:41.

got 2.5 kilometres to do the real damage. That is an absolutely

:19:42.:19:50.

stunning final discipline bike when Jorgensen, and you have got to ask,

:19:51.:19:53.

could you get on the podium? She is within 30 seconds of the third

:19:54.:19:58.

place, and taking 1.5 minutes on the first three laps, that is a definite

:19:59.:20:03.

possibility. This will be one of the best runs ever at an individual

:20:04.:20:11.

discipline, but she did not make the break to go with the first bike pack

:20:12.:20:20.

and that is the difference. It will come back down to a battle between

:20:21.:20:24.

the two of these, to see who claims the race. Stimpson took the honours

:20:25.:20:29.

in Auckland, with Haug second and Jenkins taking a stunning comeback

:20:30.:20:34.

after two years out. In her first ever World Triathlon Series

:20:35.:20:40.

competition in its new format. Jorgensen, about two overtake fellow

:20:41.:20:49.

Americans Sarah Groff. Groff has nothing left to give, her heart must

:20:50.:20:54.

think as she sees Gwen Jorgensen heading off into the wild blue

:20:55.:21:01.

yonder with such a pace. There is a break at the front, one of the

:21:02.:21:05.

British runners has broken, Stimpson has gone clear. Stimpson is first to

:21:06.:21:10.

kick again. This time, so far, Jenkins is unable to respond. We saw

:21:11.:21:14.

it from the helicopter shot, it was a bit of a mystery, then we came

:21:15.:21:19.

down to see it was Stimpson who was put her foot down. Jenkins is trying

:21:20.:21:23.

to respond. We cannot write her off at this stage. She has already

:21:24.:21:28.

fought back once under the pressure of the Stimpson kicked. She might do

:21:29.:21:33.

it again right here. And Jorgensen is getting a little closer. Another

:21:34.:21:40.

backmarkers getting in the way. Stimpson moves away from Helen

:21:41.:21:44.

Jenkins... She makes contact with the motorcycle. Goodness me,

:21:45.:21:49.

disaster averted! But right in the dying stages of the race, a coming

:21:50.:21:54.

together of motorcycle and wider. As they come into the final stages. It

:21:55.:22:00.

will be two out of two for magnificent Jodie Stimpson. She

:22:01.:22:03.

timed her sprint finish to perfection here at Cape Town. And

:22:04.:22:08.

she has got plenty more in reserve. She will finish in spectacular

:22:09.:22:13.

style. Stimpson wins in Cape Town, as she did in Auckland. Second place

:22:14.:22:18.

to Helen Jenkins, going one better than her third in Auckland at the

:22:19.:22:24.

beginning of the month, and it will be a magnificent third position for

:22:25.:22:31.

Gwen Jorgensen who's come from the clouds to claim a place on the

:22:32.:22:34.

podium in Cape Town, having been more than two minutes down after the

:22:35.:22:41.

40: That a bike. -- 40 kilometre bike. Confirmation of the final

:22:42.:22:51.

results of the World Triathlon Series race in Cape Town. A win for

:22:52.:22:56.

Jodie Stimpson, with Helen Jenkins in second. And when Jorgensen in

:22:57.:22:59.

third position after a magnificent run. Vicky Holland finished in

:23:00.:23:04.

eighth position. Katie Hewison was 13.

:23:05.:23:09.

The GB girls are pushing hard on the bike today, Lucy Hall was absolutely

:23:10.:23:16.

amazing on the bike today, so was Helen and Vicky. They are definitely

:23:17.:23:20.

strong today. When Helen passed me, it was all about trying to hang on,

:23:21.:23:26.

I was going through a bad bit, I had a stitch, and I was trying to hold

:23:27.:23:31.

onto Helen. I gave it all I got, I tried to break her going onto the

:23:32.:23:36.

last lap and I couldn't, so I sat back behind. I just gave it all I

:23:37.:23:44.

got and managed to got come out on top. I knew she was going to play a

:23:45.:23:48.

tactical game, I had to keep the pressure on, so do you keep pushing

:23:49.:23:53.

or are you tactical? I didn't have anything at the end, but I am happy

:23:54.:23:56.

to be on the podium, it is brilliant. I am not happened -- not

:23:57.:24:01.

sure what happened on the bike, there was a crash in front of me, I

:24:02.:24:05.

was at the back of the pack, I should have been at the front, there

:24:06.:24:07.

are lots of things to think about. The overall series rankings sees

:24:08.:24:18.

Stimpson ahead of Jenkins. Vicky Holland is in 11th position for

:24:19.:24:19.

great Britain. As well as putting the girl through

:24:20.:24:27.

their aces, the head coach was busy on his phone keeping up with the

:24:28.:24:33.

action of the women's race in Cape Town. What a great result, a British

:24:34.:24:38.

one, too. It is amazing, highlighting the strengths that we

:24:39.:24:43.

have in Britain with male and female racing. It is awesome to see Helen

:24:44.:24:47.

and Jodie going at each other, a very healthy and good rivalry to

:24:48.:24:53.

have. The key thing for the Brits was the swim and bike brakes, that

:24:54.:25:00.

front group of 12 committing to make it snapped and they really broke the

:25:01.:25:03.

race which is fantastic. I like to see committed, hard racing. Massive

:25:04.:25:09.

credit to the British girls, Vicky and Lucy Hall, as well, getting

:25:10.:25:13.

really stuck in. And that break was so good that girls like when

:25:14.:25:17.

Jorgensen really had to work on the run. You and I were debating whether

:25:18.:25:20.

she could make up the two minutes, and she did and she got a podium

:25:21.:25:26.

place. Yes, you called it beautifully, you said podium and I

:25:27.:25:31.

said top five! That highlighted that these races are not at done deal, it

:25:32.:25:36.

is not a procession, you have to do all three things well, and Gwen was

:25:37.:25:40.

exposed on the first bit in the bike. She has improved her swim, to

:25:41.:25:45.

come out so close to the front means he has got a chance to take control

:25:46.:25:49.

of races but she needs to get that bike tiptop so she can deliver the

:25:50.:25:54.

high power in the first five K. And so she does not have to run so hard.

:25:55.:26:00.

No question, if she had not been working so hard on the bike, maybe

:26:01.:26:04.

she would have got even closer to the podium. It is an exceptional

:26:05.:26:07.

performance, when you consider how far back she was, commitment and

:26:08.:26:10.

drive, the constant effort she showed to believe that she could get

:26:11.:26:14.

back up there, the girls have got to be frightened of that. They will

:26:15.:26:18.

have to be making smart, tactical and hard decisions to push the race

:26:19.:26:22.

is on and expose Gwen where possible. We were talking about

:26:23.:26:28.

Commonwealth selection, the English team will be difficult with the way

:26:29.:26:32.

the girls are working today. Absolutely, it was nice to see Katie

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Hewison making a strong return, and Lucy delivering consistently, the

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swim and the bike very well, and making progress in the run. The

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England selectors have got a tough job. Jodie is world class right now,

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top of the world standings, but the rest of the girls are fighting hard,

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it will be tough. The women's races seem to be getting more and more

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exciting. I am already looking forward to Japan.

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If you are coming in late, getting up early, you can watch it live on

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the BBC sport website, on the red button or unconnected TVs, for 2am

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for the women's race or 5am for the women -- men's race on the 17th of

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May. We will have highlights at a more civilised hour on Sunday 18th

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of May in the afternoon at 4:30pm. Here are the key dates for the phone

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nation 's athletes hoping to be on the Commonwealth start line.

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We should note who will be -- we should know who will be joining

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Stanford and Jenkins on the Welsh team by the time we get to Hyde

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Park, but we will not find out the Scottish and England teams until

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June 12. The athletes will then have just over a month to prepare for the

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men's and women's races which take place on the same day, July 24, and

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the mixed relay, two days later on July 26.

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So great to have a few more races on British soil to look forward to. It

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is time to say goodbye to Strathclyde until the Commonwealth

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games. I will see you next time with all the action from Japan. Goodbye.

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Ted, I... I'm not interested in coming to see Lady Gaga, sir.

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Action from the second leg of the 2014 World Triathlon Series, which takes place in Cape Town, South Africa.

Great Britain boasts the defending champion in the women's event - 25-year-old Non Stanford. And Team GB's two outstanding male triathletes are brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee. They won gold and bronze at the 2012 London Olympics respectively, but face competition from Spaniard Javier Gomez, who won 2013's series.


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