Stockholm Highlights Triathlon: World Series


Stockholm Highlights

Highlights of the sixth Triathlon World Series from Stockholm. Alistair Brownlee and his brother Jonny are up against Spain's five-time world champion Javier Gomez.


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MUSIC PLAYS Here we go. It's under way.

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A quite stunning performance by Jorgenson. She trains right here in

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Leeds. She will come home for a podium right here in Leeds. Take

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your marks! Explosive start. What an incredible performance!

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Absolutely amazing. It couldn't have gone better. Jonathan celebrates as

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well, finishing second to the best. Brownlee, one, two. Yes, it really

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was quite a weekend and made front page news in Yorkshire at least. We

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now move on top Round 6. World Triathlon Series, the final race

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over Olympic distance. The entire British Olympic team, both men and

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women, have travelled to the Swedish capital. Welcome to Stockholm. Up

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first, it's the women's race with Rio-bound Helen Jenkins and Vicky

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Holland. They're joined by the Indian champion. We'll hear the

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thoughts-of-Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee ahead of his final

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race before Rio and see whether younger brother Johnny can turn the

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tables after Alistair's stunning victory in Leeds. And he will be

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looking to finetune his supporting role to the Brownlees. Transition is

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split here. Relatively unusual for the triathlon. Team 1 is down by the

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city hall. Here I am in T 2. That's the Royal Palace and this is the

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view. It really is stunning. Not that the that's the leets will be

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two-party bothered -- not that the triathletes will be troubled. There

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are cobbles underneath, as there are in lots of areas on this course. It

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really is a challenge. Made even more so because of changes the

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organisers have made. All that should be music to the ears of the

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current leader in the women's world rankings, Flora Duffy of Bermuda.

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I'm really pleased with the season. Definitely taking me by surprise.

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Actually, I finished out of the top five. That, for me, is a huge step

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forward and something I'm happy about. The focus is there for the

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Olympics. But you've also got this twin track now with potential world

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title. How do you play them up against each other? Yeah, I know,

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I've put myself up in a difficult situation. Chances like this don't

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come around often, to be leading the series. Honestly, the Olympics is

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hard, because everything comes down to one day and everyone is focusing

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on it. And your top three are what really counts. They're a tricky

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thing. So, you know, that's the bigger focus, but obviously I would

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love, love to finish on the podium of the World Series. Being from

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Bermuda, not the obvious sport to perhaps take up? Yeah, the

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triathlete community in Bermuda is small but it's very passionate and

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well supported. The climate is great for triathlon. Our waters are

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beautiful to swim in. Great roads, great running. Yeah, so, it seems

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kind of weird and random, but, yeah, made it happen. You are the

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Bermudians here. How frustrated are you perhaps that you're not gonna

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get some of the support the other athletes might get? It's a lot

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different going into a race in my shoes. For example, for this race, I

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have travelled here alone. Obviously I know a few people here. If things

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go wrong, I can have support. It's different to travel on your own. But

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it's something I have become used to. It's sort of what I knew going

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into this, representing Ber magnituda. We're a small little

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country. I'm very proud to represent them. Yeah, it does come with its

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positive and negative sides. Jorge Jorge Jorge as the outstanding world

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number one. Her run is phenomenal. Your tactics are going hard in the

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swim and then the bike would suit other athletes as well. Is there a

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potential of a not necessarily a country alliance but an alliance of

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sorts to put pressure on Jorgenson on that run? Absolutely. You're

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definitely gonna see that at the Olympics. We're gonna have to build

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alliances to push that swim and bike. A few girls can come off the

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bike ahead of her and outrun her. Helen Jenkins and another are two

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top girls I would love to have in a breakaway. There is a potential for

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some girls who are good swim-bikers to have a chance. It's the Olympic

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Games. You have to go for it. How do you like this course? Rgets I love

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the course in Stockholm. The swim can be choppy. That makes it harder.

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The bike is technical. There's a hard hill we go up. Transition 2 is

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on. Go up that ten times. It'll is cobbled and carpeted. It's really

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technical. A few more cobbled sections. Yeah, it's great.

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And thanks to the good form of all the British women so far in 2016, it

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means we have four athletes in the two 13, more than any other nation.

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And joining me to analyse the women's race, performance director

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of British Triathlon, Brendan. And if you wanted a snapshot of how

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strong the women's triathlon is in the UK, it's this team? Amazing,

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isn't it? Not only our four top girls, Vickie, Jody, Helen, and

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people like Jess and Lucy out there doing their job. Last weekend they

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were first and second again. Real strength. Let's look back to Leeds.

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Jess and Lucy, there were a few shenanigans on the bike, with Flora

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Duffy. What happened there in team orders? As a team we talked about

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really clearly wanting a British girl to win that race. Not only was

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it in Great Britain, it was in Leeds, with a lot of the guys train

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in. There was a lot of pride. All the girls sat down with the head

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coach and discussed how best can we get someone on to the podium? You

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have to look at the strengths and the relative people on the field.

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Flora Duffy, what an exceptional swim-cyclist, and another, an

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exceptional runner. We looked at our best athletes to get on the podium.

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It didn't quite go according to plan on the day. The girls did a

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brilliant job on the swim, on to the bike and didn't realise how much

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they'd broken away. They were also clear in their minds that they

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didn't want to give too much of a lead to Flora because they wanted

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our girls to come through. It was one of those ones we sat back,

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agreed we didn't get it right. The girls will get it right next time

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and are committed. Here in Stockholm, Helen is back. You've got

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the three girls for Rio. What are you hoping for? Look, again, we're

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hoping for them to nail their processes. This is one of their last

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big opportunities before Rio. They all go into a big block of training

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after this. So, you know, it's getting T1 and T2 right. It's using

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the bike and the dynamics on the bike to set themselves up. And then

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it's setting themselves up for the run. We've talked constantly not

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about outcome, and I know that's a thrown-around phrase. But it is

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about processes now, because we have six weeks to go to work on the

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outcome of today. So, there's a team plab for the girls for Leeds. What

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about here in Stockholm? Again, the athletes have met with the head

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coach, discussed, "How do we get the best result for our team today?" I

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think ultimately they're focusing on also setting themselves up for a

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good training block. That's the priority for us. No Jorgenson. Does

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that make a difference to your approach? It does. Gwen's run speed,

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outstanding, exceptional athlete. It does throw a different factor into

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where the pressure points our team can put on. Is it on the bike,

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another area? We've taken that into account. A bit nervous as

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performance director for the girls? Naturally you go we're in a critical

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part of our 478-year cycle. The girls' and the athletes'

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aspirations, you don't want them to sort of stop here. But I think

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ultimately our athletes train in adverse conditions. It's what makes

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them great. They also love a challenge. The harder it is, the

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race, physically or technically, they want that. You don't want to

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stop athletes who want to do that, because that makes them brilliant.

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We're gonna back them all the way. Thanks a lot. Speak at the end of

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the programme. Now highlights of the race for the women.

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Holland was the best of the British racers in Leeds last time out. Katie

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Zaferes, Mari Rabie also racing. One to watch is Sarah True. She's won

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here in Stockholm for the last two years, hoping for the hat-trick of

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race victories this weekend in any Sweden, Sarah True. This is how the

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course unfolds. Two laps in the water to make up the 1,500m swim.

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One short lap, one long lap. They'll then ride a single lap from the

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first transition, and then eight further laps around the city centre

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on two wheels. Before they park up the bikes and head out for four

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2.5km loops of the inner city, on the Gamlerstan Island, the

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traditional heart of Stockholm. 35 athletes ready to go in Stockholm.

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Lined up on the carpeted pontoon, wet suits on. The water is cold. The

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water is choppy. And they're ready to go. Two laps in the water. I

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think there might have been a false start there, but they're away. And

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water conditions - cold, choppy, difficult, Annie. Well, they

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certainly are, Matt. They held them for a long time on the start. I'm

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not sure what was going on. There looked to be a bit of confusion. You

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mentioned a false start. Hopefully not. Well under way now. Yeah,

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conditions not great. That's going to affect, really, the kind of

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weaker swimmers. This is a much smaller field. We saw it in Leeds p

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35 athletes. Here in Stockholm, just over 30 as well. That definitely

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affects the weaker swimmers, because there's less of a train and less

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feet to get on to. This is the start again. That was the "On your marks"

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and I don't think you can attribute blame to one particular athlete.

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Let's see if we can spot who was in first. Hmm. Three seemed to go

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before the hooter sounded. And you can see the athletes here really

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finding it quite hard to find a bit of good rhythm, because the water is

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really choppy and these conditions are pretty unusual for the athletes.

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They're used to dealing with whatever is thrown at them but they

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won't be enjoying this swim. So, they've reached the furthest point

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from the pontoon and now they begin this turn. They won't get this far

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on the second lap because it takes a different shape. It's a shorter

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second lap. Going to take a bit of of a guess here, but I think number

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4 is Helen Jenkins. We'll have to wait and see when we get a closer

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look at the numbers on the hat. We expect to see Helen Jenkins up

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there. Great swimmer. And, of course, Flora Duffy who has been

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strong all year round. Had a fantastic race in Leeds where she

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virtually led from start to finish until she was caught by Gwen

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Jorgenson, who isn't racing here today. She's decided to sit out this

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race, I imagine in a big block of her training and preparing for Rio.

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Flora Duffy really is a fantastic athlete to watch. She's incredibly

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brave. Very strong on the bike and I think this bike course will

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definitely suit her. Very technical with that nasty little climb they

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have to take in eight times on the bike and, of course, four times on

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the run. Now, you can see they'll make this final turn and head

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towards the pontoon. A lot of effort going in, in the water. Compared to

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the last WTS in Leeds, when they raced in the lake, the Waterloo

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Lake, which was a millpond. Absolutely still. Not a breath of

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wind on the water that day. And they cruised through it. Today, a much

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more effort required. And we have a group of about 12, I think, coming

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out of the end of lap one after 13 minutes. And they're getting washed

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sideways as they climb the steps. This gives us a good opportunity to

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check on who's where. It's Zaferes of the United States. Duffy of

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Bermuda. True of the USA. Vilic of Austria. Natalie Van Coevorden of

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Australia climbing up the steps. So, the front group of six have a gap of

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about eight seconds from Nicky Samuels, Bonin Bon, Mari Rabie,

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Vendula Frintova, Holland and Stimpson together. Helen Jenkins

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just behind. Hewitt, Reid, Jackson. We haven't seen Stanford go through

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yet. She comes through in 21st position. The sun is beginning to

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come through. We've got a few shadows on the water, making for a

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much more pleasant afternoon now, as they get towards the last 100m in

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the water. I think they'll be happy to come out of this swim and head

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for transition number one. We'll see them begin to prepare for the

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arriving transition. Unzipping the wet suits. It was boredline,

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actually, whether they would have to wear wet suits. I think with the

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conditions as chilly as they are, they were probably happy to put them

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on. Natalie just dropping off the pace slightly. So, the end of stage

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one and the athletes have had a difficult time in the choppy waters

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of Stockholm Harbour. And they emerge now and head towards

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transition. Katie Zaferes has pulled them through, accompanied by Flora

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Duffy, the world number one, and Sarah True. Then Juri Ide of Japan.

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There she is, coming out in fourth position. Could be one to watch

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today, Juri Ide. Natalie Van Coevorden isn't far behind. She's in

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company with Sara Vilic from Austria. They are a pair on their

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own. You can see Van Coevorden has already got the wet suit half off

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before she's left the pontoon. There's a gap of another 10, 12,

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possibly even a greater distance to the next group, who are going to

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have to work hard. The key thing for this group before is that Duffy is

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there. And she's the best cyclist. We could have a group of four,

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possibly six, if Van Coevorden and Vilic get their acts together and

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get in and out of transition quickly and are able to join in the fun at

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the front of the field here. So, we've got four leaving now. Two will

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follow shortly. Two Americans. Zaferes and True. And then Van

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Coevorden unhooking her bike. Vilic has got away with her, so I think it

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should be six at the front. We'll keep an eye on transition and see

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who arrives next. And it is Nicky Samuels of New Zealand. She's just

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ahead of another group of a dozen or so, who are arriving simultaneously.

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Andrea Hewitt right there. Vicky Holland on the right, the first

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British athlete in. And on the left we have Helen Jenkins as well.

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Jenkins and Holland arrived pretty much together. And then in they

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come. East Timor East Timor East Timor -- Jodie Stimpson just lost

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her bearings there. That's quick work getting out of the wet suit.

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The officials can be harsh if the rules aren't followed to the letter.

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And away they go. A little bumping and barging as wheels and shoulders

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clash, as they begin stage two of this afternoon's Olympic-distance

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triathlon. They now have 40 k's to deal with on two wheels.

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Ide, True and Zaferes is here. Duffy has left them. Duffy has gone off on

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her own. We've seen this a few times this season. She's just about in the

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same shot. Duffy out on her own, clearing water from her ears that

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she's picked up. And no company, apart from the motorcycle and the

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camera for Flora Duffy, out on the streets of Stockholm. 22 seconds to

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Zaferes, Ide and True, the two Americans and the Japanese

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triathlete have work to do. Duffy took them by surprise and within

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about 5 k's of the start of the cycle she was 22 seconds in front.

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The one who's broken away from the large group. She's got her eyes on

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the two Americans, and Juri Ide, and she's closing in on them. Good,

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fast, aggressive riding. Meanwhile, Flora Duffy reechesz the cobbled

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carpets within seven laps -- reaches the cobbled carpets with seven laps

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to go. With eight laps to go, her advantage was 31 seconds. In a

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moment or two, when these three are crossing the finishing line, we'll

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see what she's added to that during her second circuit.

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I wonder what the two Americans are going to say up front, the two

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experienced, older athletes up the front when they see thairl

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team-mate, 18-year-old team-mate -- their team-mate, 18-year-old

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team-mate, solo riding. She's dropped the likes of Hewitt. This is

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where she started to make a move at the end of the last lap. A move away

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from the rest of them. Look at the gap now. Up to 48 seconds. 31

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seconds at the end of the previous lap. Flora Duffy has taken another

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17 seconds out of the next best. Now we get to look at the third group,

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which is Jenkins, Stimpson, Holland. Keep an eye out for Stanford. She's

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not in that group, I don't think. Hasn't gone well for Stanford in

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Stockholm so far. Duffy is absolutely tearing through the

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streets of Stockholm here this afternoon. This has been a brilliant

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ride from Flora Duffy. There's a long way to go, but if she stays

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mechanically sound and stays on her wheels, then she is going to hit the

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run with a massive advantage. So, it looks to me like weave got

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our big group of athletes now just about to join the front four. Well,

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it's all been about one triathlete so far, Flora Duffy from Bermuda,

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who wears the number 1. Kicked off with a fourth place in Abu Dhabi in

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March. And then another fourth in Australia. Got on the podium in

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third place in Cape Town. And then had that second place in Leeds last

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time out. Today, she could be on the cusp of her first World Triathlon

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Series victory, and it has been long overdue, as she comes to the end of

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the fourth city centre lap. Dark clouds overhead. We could yet have

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some rain thrown into the mix top liven this race up further over its

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second half. She's more than half distance now on two wheels. Duffy

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climbs up and over the cobbles, and we'll again keep an eye on the clock

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P 31 seconds at the end of lap one in the city. It had grown to 48

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seconds by the time she crossed the line for a second time. Last time

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around, the clock showed a gap of 51 seconds. These guys now riding as a

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group of 15 will hope to try and work together. Vicky Holland just

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tucked in at the back there, not pushing too hard. And everybody

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desperate to avoid any collisions. With the Olympics looming and this

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being the last Olympic-distance race before the Rio medal races in

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August, the last thing any of these triathletes want is a fall from a

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bike, a badly bruised body or worse, and the chance gone to compete in

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the Olympics. It's a minute now. Flora Duffy has got plenty of racing

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in her legs. She has been pretty much omni present throughout the

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World Triathlon Series for 2016 and continues to force the pace at the

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front of the field here. This group of 15 were spread around the streets

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of Stockholm for a while until eventually they came together.

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Knibb, the American, who's second from last in this group, did a

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wonderful job to move from group three to group two. But all show did

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was expel energy unnecessarily, because the two groups merged and

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she, having joined up with Zaferes and True and I'd Eyed, was left

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within this group of 15 as -- Juri Ide, was left within this group of

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15 as they hit the narrowest part of the course now. News of Stanford,

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she's out of the race. We didn't see the incident, but she fell or had a

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collision with another rider. She felt pain in her wrist so she has

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gone for a precautionary X-ray on her wrist. And we'll keep our

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fingers crossed that Stanford has done no further damage. About three

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laps to ride for Flora Duffy to bring this bike leg to a conclusion.

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One athlete that's missing here today, Lisa Norden, the silver

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medallist in 2012 Olympics, and second place - or, rather,

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first-place finisher in 2012 when they first held the race here in

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Stockholm. Her coach said she's absolutely in fine form but this

:23:00.:23:04.

really did not fit in with her preparations for Rio so they decided

:23:05.:23:09.

to sit her out. Obviously it's a great disappointment for her fans in

:23:10.:23:13.

Scandinavia, but I think it was probably the right decision for her.

:23:14.:23:16.

Great to hear from her coach she is riding well. She's had a tough time,

:23:17.:23:20.

the silver medallist from the London Olympics. Just having a look there

:23:21.:23:24.

as Duffy is down on the drops, and she's got a little computer screen

:23:25.:23:28.

there. That would be telling her how fast she's g the wattage she's put

:23:29.:23:33.

in. I don't know how technically minded she is. Some athletes will be

:23:34.:23:39.

keeping a good eye on their wattage. The chase group are climbing now.

:23:40.:23:42.

The third group, led by Gillian Backhouse of Australia. These guys

:23:43.:23:48.

are a long way off the pace. The group does contain the current

:23:49.:23:51.

champion from Great Britain. Doesn't have a whole lot of experience in

:23:52.:23:54.

the World Triathlon Series. Certainly the swim has been her

:23:55.:23:57.

Achilles heel. A little bit better today. This time last year she was

:23:58.:24:02.

further down. But might be slightly disappointed that she didn't make

:24:03.:24:05.

that second chase pack because she was pretty close at the end of the

:24:06.:24:10.

swim. Looks like a fast-paced lap, this one from Flora Duffy, as she

:24:11.:24:20.

eats up the ground underfoot. She certainly looks very smooth and

:24:21.:24:24.

confident on the bike. Watching her take some of the these tight corners

:24:25.:24:29.

- I don't want to speak too early - but she looks very, very confident.

:24:30.:24:36.

Nice rhythm on the pedals, around 85-90 cadence. And news of Jodie

:24:37.:24:41.

Stimpson. She's out of the race as well. Pulled up just - the last time

:24:42.:24:50.

she went through T2. In tears, apparently, Jodie Stimpson feeling

:24:51.:24:52.

unwell, unable to continue this race. And went off with Brendan

:24:53.:25:00.

Purcell, the British tralt performance director. So, I have

:25:01.:25:03.

some -- triathlon performance architector. So, I have some further

:25:04.:25:08.

news on Non Stanford, the rider who came off her bike earlier. The

:25:09.:25:12.

doctor told her to get an X-ray. She thinks the wrist injury may not be

:25:13.:25:15.

as bad as she first feared. It's iced at the moment. And I think she

:25:16.:25:20.

and the rest of the team will make a decision on whether it needs an

:25:21.:25:24.

X-ray post-race. So, better news from Non Stanford. So, they're

:25:25.:25:30.

approaching the final stages of the bike leg. There's a lap and a bit to

:25:31.:25:36.

go for Flora Duffy, who has been absolutely magnificent on the

:25:37.:25:38.

streets of Stockholm this afternoon. She's approaching the Royal Palace

:25:39.:25:42.

for the penultimate time on two wheels. She will climb, she will get

:25:43.:25:48.

clocked. We'll get a check on the time distance. Last time she crossed

:25:49.:25:53.

the start-finish line in transition was 49 seconds. It has been an

:25:54.:25:58.

impressive performance from Taylor Knibb. Now the gap is down to 35

:25:59.:26:04.

seconds. So, if that's confirmed at the end of this lap, then that means

:26:05.:26:09.

that Andrea Hewitt, I think it was Andrea Hewitt who led this move from

:26:10.:26:15.

the chase group, Andrea Hewitt has worked wonders. And they've made a

:26:16.:26:19.

huge dent in Flora Duffy's lead. Really surprised to have seen this

:26:20.:26:24.

happen in this penultimate lap, because that time difference has

:26:25.:26:28.

dramatically reduced since the last timings that we saw. So, here we go.

:26:29.:26:35.

Duffy will take the bell here. Climbing up through transition. Just

:26:36.:26:41.

to remind you, last time she came past this part of the course it was

:26:42.:26:45.

49 seconds. That was the advantage she had over the rest of the field.

:26:46.:26:52.

We think it will be down to around 30 seconds now, but we'll wait for

:26:53.:26:55.

confirmation, because the rest of them are taking the left-handed turn

:26:56.:26:59.

now. Led by a spirited Andrea Hewitt. She's taken this race by the

:27:00.:27:04.

scruff of the neck, the New Zealander has said, "Let's get on

:27:05.:27:09.

with it. Let's do some damage." At the same time, Duffy's pace has

:27:10.:27:13.

eased and it's 25 seconds. At the pend of the lap, at the bell, the

:27:14.:27:19.

chasing group have only 25 seconds to find over the leader, duff Duffy.

:27:20.:27:25.

-- Flora Duffy. Perhaps Duffy has a problem. Could be a mechanical

:27:26.:27:30.

problem. Maybe she's feeling unwell. We've seen that happen to Jodie

:27:31.:27:34.

Stimpson. Stimpson suddenly became unwell. Was sick when she got off

:27:35.:27:39.

the bike, when she abandoned this race. Might have taken in something

:27:40.:27:44.

nasty from the water from the swim. Duffy's pace has eased dramatically

:27:45.:27:48.

and she's only 25 seconds and falling. That's the lead she has

:27:49.:27:53.

over this chase group now, who can sense their target. It's an uphill

:27:54.:28:02.

transition, which is unusual. We had an uphill start in Leeds from swim

:28:03.:28:06.

to bike, which was also unusual. Flora Duffy arrives at transition.

:28:07.:28:15.

Dismounts. Barefoot on the cobbles. Then the comforting carpet

:28:16.:28:19.

underfoot. And she climbs towards her bike park. Switching hands,

:28:20.:28:23.

looking for a straightforward run in. No-one for company, although

:28:24.:28:27.

we'll see them come around that corner shortly. Duffy has had a

:28:28.:28:33.

magnificent triathlon so far, but she's left herself with an advantage

:28:34.:28:38.

of about now 20, 25 seconds, somewhere along those lines. But

:28:39.:28:43.

she's quickly in and sharply out of transition. And she looks in good

:28:44.:28:45.

shape. So, maybe Duffy just eased transition. And she looks in good

:28:46.:28:51.

off to conserve energy for the run. Maybe that was her strategy. In they

:28:52.:28:56.

come, the rest of them. We'll keep an eye on Holland and Jenkins,

:28:57.:29:00.

Andrea Hewitt led the charge up for the chase pack. Rabie of South

:29:01.:29:05.

Africa climbs out of transition. Vicky Holland in about ninth

:29:06.:29:21.

position of that group leading. Taylor Knibb is on her way. Natalie

:29:22.:29:25.

Van Coevorden has a little built of work to do. Nicky Samuels trails as

:29:26.:29:34.

they head out of transition. Her lead hasn't changed since she

:29:35.:29:38.

left transition. It's still a respectable 23 seconds. But you can

:29:39.:29:44.

bet your bottom dollar that trouble is looming for Duffy. And her lead

:29:45.:29:55.

is in danger. Holland and True have been dropped by Hewitt, Jenkins and

:29:56.:30:03.

ud ud. -- Uade. So, an extra breakaway here. We have a second

:30:04.:30:07.

group of three. But Duffy is still pounding along with a good pace

:30:08.:30:11.

here. Looks like at the moment her strategy it solid. Further back

:30:12.:30:21.

through the field, Ueda is heading backwards to join True and Holland,

:30:22.:30:27.

who are battling for these three now in fifth, sixth position at this

:30:28.:30:31.

stage, with the second half of the run to come. Second and third,

:30:32.:30:38.

Hewitt and Jenkins at this stage. Our leader, Flora Duffy, warmly

:30:39.:30:41.

welcomed in towards this climb to the Royal Palace. She will take the

:30:42.:30:53.

bell shortly. And then just 2.5km lie between her and her first World

:30:54.:30:56.

Triathlon Series victory, having been so close on so many occasions,

:30:57.:31:02.

and having enjoyed her best-ever World Triathlon season. It hasn't

:31:03.:31:07.

been easy for Flora Duffy coming to Stockholm. Travel arrangements were

:31:08.:31:13.

disrupted. Her flights were re-routed. She arrived late, missed

:31:14.:31:18.

the briefing, had to start not from position number one but from

:31:19.:31:23.

position number 35 on the pontoon as a result. Her lead is down to 22

:31:24.:31:28.

seconds. It's gone from 30 to 29 to 22 seconds. As Jenkins and Hewitt

:31:29.:31:35.

reach the summit of the climb, and take the bell. Their last lap of 2.5

:31:36.:31:42.

k's ahead of them. They will be battling for second and third at

:31:43.:31:46.

this rate. Unless Duffy suddenly runs out of steam. Victory will

:31:47.:31:54.

surely be hers. Meanwhile, further down the pack, Vicky Holland is up

:31:55.:32:00.

into outright fourth position. Ai Ueda holds fifth. The winner of the

:32:01.:32:04.

last two years in Stockholm, Sarah True, is down in sixth. She will be

:32:05.:32:08.

the top American here this afternoon in Stockholm. And meanwhile Flora

:32:09.:32:16.

Duffy is on her way up the hill for the last time. A magnificent

:32:17.:32:20.

performance for the 28-year-old from Bermuda. The leader in the World

:32:21.:32:27.

Triathlon Series standings has never won a World Triathlon Series race.

:32:28.:32:32.

Until today, that is. Meanwhile, Jenkins and Hewitt continue their

:32:33.:32:38.

race within a race. Duffy takes the left turn and comes towards the

:32:39.:32:44.

line. It will be under two hours and four minutes for Flora Duffy. Hewitt

:32:45.:32:48.

hits the hill ahead of Helen Jenkins. Duffy takes the applause.

:32:49.:32:53.

Duffy takes the tape! Duffy has the win in Stockholm! Two hours, three

:32:54.:33:03.

minutes, 38 seconds. And Hewitt has a better sprint than Jenkins. The

:33:04.:33:09.

New Zealander climbs quicker than the Welsh triathlete. And a smile on

:33:10.:33:16.

the face of Andrea Hewitt. She takes second position in Stockholm. The

:33:17.:33:20.

best of the British today is Helen Jenkins in third.

:33:21.:33:29.

Well, tactically, an incredible performance from Flora Duffy. Took

:33:30.:33:37.

it out from the end of the swim. And never let up. She's led this race

:33:38.:33:42.

pretty much from start to finish to take her maiden WTS win. And after

:33:43.:33:50.

third in Leeds, it's fourth today in Stockholm for Vicky Holland. A

:33:51.:33:53.

minute and five seconds off the pace of today's winner, Flora Duffy.

:33:54.:34:01.

Confirmation of the final results. A first-ever World Triathlon Series

:34:02.:34:07.

win for Flora Duffy, with Andrea Hewitt second. Great Britain's Helen

:34:08.:34:11.

Jenkins third, with Vicky Holland in fourth. And Duffy has consolidated

:34:12.:34:18.

her lead at the top of the standings for 2016, clear of Andrea Hewitt in

:34:19.:34:22.

second, with Jodie Stimpson, who didn't finish today, still in third.

:34:23.:34:28.

I can't believe it. Just in shock that it actually went in my favour

:34:29.:34:33.

today. After on the bike with 30 seconds, I thought, "This could go

:34:34.:34:36.

either way." I felt really good on the run today. Really happy. It was

:34:37.:34:41.

an incredible run. At one point you had a minute on the bike and they

:34:42.:34:45.

pegged it back to 25 seconds. At that point were you starting to get

:34:46.:34:49.

a bit worried? Kind of. When I had a minute, I thought, "OK, now you

:34:50.:34:53.

really have to commit to this." Then they started bringing it back and I

:34:54.:34:55.

thought, "Work the technical sections. Try not to push it too

:34:56.:35:01.

much on the straight. Keep it controlled so you have something

:35:02.:35:05.

left on the run." I thought hedge my bets and it worked out today. I

:35:06.:35:10.

thought we'd catch her. Then it stayed the same and it was like,

:35:11.:35:13.

"Damn it. That didn't work!" She hung in there really well. She fully

:35:14.:35:19.

deserves that victory. I'm really pleased for her. I need a better

:35:20.:35:24.

swim to get up there with her. I'm really happy with foolds

:35:25.:35:26.

performance. Second place. Congratulations to Flora and Helen.

:35:27.:35:30.

They did amazing today. That's the last race before the Olympics. Now

:35:31.:35:35.

we've got a four-week block at altitude, which I'm looking forward

:35:36.:35:39.

to. I sort of respond quite well up there. So, I'm quite excited to go

:35:40.:35:42.

there. Seven weeks today it's the big one!

:35:43.:36:17.

So, just 33 days to go now until the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic

:36:18.:36:25.

Games. 46 days until the men's triathlon. Alistair Brownlee will

:36:26.:36:29.

head to Rio with history in his sights. No triathlete has retained

:36:30.:36:34.

an Olympic title. He's back on track after that brilliant performance in

:36:35.:36:39.

his home town of Leeds. I caught up with Alistair ahead of today's race.

:36:40.:36:43.

Leeds was a brilliant day for me. Obviously it was a massive build-up

:36:44.:36:47.

in terms of the number of years I hope the World Series would come to

:36:48.:36:51.

Leeds, then finally getting the nod about it, designing the course and

:36:52.:36:55.

stuff and then the whole hype in Leeds the week before was aplaysing.

:36:56.:36:59.

I just performed out of my skin, really. Really happy to be able to

:37:00.:37:03.

produce my absolute best performance on that day, firstly for performance

:37:04.:37:06.

reasons. And then to do it in Leeds as well made it really special. We

:37:07.:37:09.

talked immediately after the race and you said, "I'm not in that good

:37:10.:37:14.

a shape." What's your reflection now in terms of where you are in your

:37:15.:37:17.

preparation for Rio? Well, for Leeds, I knew I was swimming well,

:37:18.:37:21.

riding well. I knew my running wasn't quite there and I needed to

:37:22.:37:25.

be significantly better to be in the shape I wanted to be able to win an

:37:26.:37:29.

Olympic gold medal in a few weeks' time. So, to pull of that

:37:30.:37:32.

performance on the day was really good, but it wasn't necessarily a

:37:33.:37:37.

great run performance. That race was won on the bike, really, for me.

:37:38.:37:41.

Being able to having a go, that was very, very close. The race was close

:37:42.:37:46.

in that five - well, that couple of minutes as we were leaving the park,

:37:47.:37:51.

where Johnny managed to come across and Gomez didn't. It could have been

:37:52.:37:56.

a very different result. There's a lot of talk about team tactics in

:37:57.:37:59.

triathlon at the moment. The strongest team is you and your

:38:00.:38:02.

brother? Yeah, I think we are the strongest team, I suppose, for a

:38:03.:38:08.

number of reasons. Being siblings does help a lot. We've got a massive

:38:09.:38:12.

vested interest in both doing well. We train together so hard. And

:38:13.:38:15.

everything around what we do is pushing each other to do well. So, I

:38:16.:38:19.

think for anyone to compete with that is quite difficult. No-one

:38:20.:38:23.

would quite have that relationship who want each other to do so well in

:38:24.:38:27.

the same kind of race. And also we race in similar ways. So, when I'm

:38:28.:38:32.

thinking there in Leeds, I'm thinking, "There's two options.

:38:33.:38:36.

Either I don't wait for him, we get to transition, I ride really hard

:38:37.:38:40.

and I have a 40-second gap on him and Gomez, or I potentially wait for

:38:41.:38:44.

Johnny and this splits completely. Because I know he's not gonna chase

:38:45.:38:49.

then and we get a big gap." It's also in your self-interest as well.

:38:50.:38:53.

In terms of the race here in Stockholm, technical, potentially

:38:54.:38:57.

suits you very well? Yeah. It's a good race in Stockholm, quite

:38:58.:39:00.

similar to Leeds like that. I think it's gonna be a tough swim. It's

:39:01.:39:05.

choppy water. We can see out here, potentially dodgy weather conditions

:39:06.:39:08.

as well. A bit of wind and rain, which is always good to race in,

:39:09.:39:12.

split it up. A technical course, through the old town, some good

:39:13.:39:16.

corners. I think if it splits early in the back it will be another

:39:17.:39:20.

similar tough, all round race like Leeds. Once again, no Gomez this

:39:21.:39:25.

year. He's not raced often. Would you have liked them to be here to

:39:26.:39:29.

pit yourself against them? I was lucky enough four years ago, about

:39:30.:39:33.

the same time, to be in really great form and have a great performance on

:39:34.:39:38.

the day. I felt that really discouraged the rest of the

:39:39.:39:40.

competitors. It's different this time around. They're not here and

:39:41.:39:44.

you've just gotta get on and have the best race you can. Here in T1,

:39:45.:39:51.

the bikes are lined up in ranking order. A nod to Fernando Alarza,

:39:52.:39:57.

wearing the number one this weekend. A good result in Stockholm and he

:39:58.:40:02.

could leapfrog his compatriot at the top of the rankings. Johnny sits

:40:03.:40:07.

comfortably in third place. The fourth member of the British team is

:40:08.:40:10.

Adam Bowden. Here's the full start list. Alarza,

:40:11.:40:25.

Brownlee, Le Corre, Bowden, Schoeman, and Birtwhistle has number

:40:26.:40:29.

eight today, the Australian. Alistair Brownlee has number 10. The

:40:30.:40:35.

Olympic champion was a winner last time, in his home city of Leeds.

:40:36.:40:43.

52 of the world's top triathletes lined up on the pontoon in

:40:44.:40:48.

Stockholm, ready to do battle. Both Brownlee brothers involved. They're

:40:49.:40:53.

at opposite ends of the pontoon. Jonathan closest to us. Alistair

:40:54.:40:57.

starting at the other end. What a spectacular start. All 52 men diving

:40:58.:41:04.

into the water to kick things off. They have a 1,500m swim. A little

:41:05.:41:10.

light rain falling, but thankfully the wind has eased off. And the

:41:11.:41:14.

water conditions, much more favourable for the men than they

:41:15.:41:18.

were for the women's race earlier. It was so very choppy for the women.

:41:19.:41:24.

And as a result the swim was conducted at a fairly pedestrian

:41:25.:41:30.

pace. We'd expect to see faster times for these men. They have extra

:41:31.:41:36.

buoyancy from the wet suits, extra warmth, of course, and relatively

:41:37.:41:39.

flat water to help them swim along. They will swim two laps, a long lap

:41:40.:41:44.

of 1,000m and a shorter lap, after they've exited after lap one, of

:41:45.:41:48.

500m to bring up the total Olympic distance of 1,500m.

:41:49.:41:58.

And we'll expect the early pace to come from Richard Varga, and that's

:41:59.:42:04.

who we're watching now. With Gomez missing today, I think we'll see the

:42:05.:42:08.

swim perhaps slightly off the pace. Although, we have, of course, got

:42:09.:42:14.

Henri Schoeman from South Africa racing. Aurelien Raphael as well is

:42:15.:42:18.

here racing. He did so well when he went off the front with the Brownlee

:42:19.:42:24.

brothers. And now they arrive as one group, having originally split into

:42:25.:42:29.

two. They have re-formed into a single arrowhead and they're making

:42:30.:42:33.

this turn at the top of the lake before heading back to the pontoon.

:42:34.:42:40.

Everybody keeping out of trouble there, sufficiently well spread. I

:42:41.:42:43.

guess that's probably one of the good things of having a longer first

:42:44.:42:49.

lap. They have time to spread out. Sometimes after a 750m, or as it

:42:50.:42:54.

would be, a 350m, 400m race to the turn, they can be so bunched that

:42:55.:42:58.

trouble can happen as they all hit the turn at the same time. I would

:42:59.:43:02.

say that this swim looks a lot smoother than the women's race,

:43:03.:43:06.

that's for sure. And I think you're absolutely right. The fact that it's

:43:07.:43:10.

1,000m for the first loop, it gives the athletes a little chance to find

:43:11.:43:13.

their space in the water and to spread out a bit and you don't have

:43:14.:43:17.

that kind of bottleneck that we sometimes see going into the boys

:43:18.:43:23.

early on in the race, when they have only been in the water 350m, 400m.

:43:24.:43:27.

The swimmers looking reasonably relaxed today. So, the first lap of

:43:28.:43:33.

stage one of today's World Triathlon Series is just about done. The field

:43:34.:43:38.

well spread. A huge gap between first and last out of the water. And

:43:39.:43:45.

here we go. It's Raul Shaw Shaw of France.

:43:46.:43:52.

All the familiar names that you expect to see coming out of the

:43:53.:43:58.

water first. And that includes Gordon Benson. He's had a good

:43:59.:44:02.

start. The third member of the British trio who will race in Rio is

:44:03.:44:07.

right up with the brothers at the start of this Stockholm World

:44:08.:44:11.

Triathlon Series race. So, all three be Union Jack racers, well, three of

:44:12.:44:16.

the four, are counted for. We still await the arrival of Adam Bowden. He

:44:17.:44:22.

comes out in 24th position. And Boden fresh off the back of an

:44:23.:44:27.

excellent seventh place at his home race in Leeds on June 12. Look at

:44:28.:44:30.

the difference between first and last - considerable. They have a

:44:31.:44:33.

short loop to swim now. They'll make a turn. Halfway up the lake. 250m or

:44:34.:44:41.

so up. 250m back. And then it's time to head for the bikes. Prn Well, I

:44:42.:44:46.

have to say that this is an absolutely phenomenal pace by Shaw,

:44:47.:44:50.

because he was clocked at 112 minutes and 15 seconds after that

:44:51.:44:55.

first -- 11 minutes and 15 seconds after that first 1,000m lap. More or

:44:56.:45:01.

less, that's an exactly measured course. That's 1.07 per 100m. For

:45:02.:45:06.

the swimmers out there, they know that's a pretty quick time for an

:45:07.:45:10.

open water swim in a triathlon. Shaw pushing the pace. Good to see the

:45:11.:45:14.

Brownlee brothers back up. Gordon Benson, hats off to him. He's really

:45:15.:45:18.

doing his job as a pilot athlete. With a good swim and a good start,

:45:19.:45:22.

the Brownlee brothers will be looking at the possibility of

:45:23.:45:25.

racking up another World Triathlon Series win here today. It's a race

:45:26.:45:32.

where they've done well in the past. Jopy was the winner in -- Johnny was

:45:33.:45:37.

the winner in 2012. Alistair took the title in 2013. Johnny won in

:45:38.:45:43.

2014, with Alistair second. It's a happy hunting ground for the

:45:44.:45:50.

Brownlee brothers here in Stockholm. Stage one almost done after just

:45:51.:45:55.

about 17.5 minutes. The leading swimmers emerge from the water.

:45:56.:45:58.

Richard Varga will be determined to be first, and he is again. He's

:45:59.:46:03.

never out of the top three coming out of the swim, Richard Varga. Raul

:46:04.:46:09.

Shaw, Jorgen Gundersen from Norway. The first of the brothers, Alistair,

:46:10.:46:13.

comes out ahead of younger brother Johnny. Fernando Alarza, wearing

:46:14.:46:19.

number one here today. Gordon Benson is up there with them as well.

:46:20.:46:24.

Gordon Benson with a chance of riding in that front group. Eric

:46:25.:46:29.

Lagerstrom is also with them. That top group of 15 will arrive pretty

:46:30.:46:33.

much together in transition. Richard Varga has found his bike. Goes

:46:34.:46:38.

through the stepping out of the wet suit, practised time and time again.

:46:39.:46:42.

Good move from Richard Varga there. To the left of the picture, Henri

:46:43.:46:47.

Schoeman is clipping in his cycle helmet. Meanwhile, Johnny is

:46:48.:46:52.

stepping out of his wet suit. Jonathan Brownlee in and out,

:46:53.:46:57.

quicker than his brother, Alistair. Meanwhile, Gordon Benson has had a

:46:58.:47:02.

fairly slope transition. Benson scrambling to get his bike removed

:47:03.:47:06.

from its stand. They're all on the way. All three of the British

:47:07.:47:11.

triathletes who came in that wave have gone. Adam Bowden shouldn't be

:47:12.:47:16.

too far behind. There he is. Front and centre. Adam Bowden of Great

:47:17.:47:26.

Britain. And he's stepping out of his wet suit, struggling to rid his

:47:27.:47:31.

feet of the neoprene. Couldn't get rid of his wet suit there. Helmet

:47:32.:47:36.

going on. Away he goes. The first group of a dozen or possibly more

:47:37.:47:39.

are already on their way on this first lap.

:47:40.:47:48.

So, lap one under way. And it's the Frenchman, Shaw. Raul Shaw leading

:47:49.:47:54.

Johnny Brownlee. Henri Schoeman in third. Richard Varga fourth. This is

:47:55.:47:59.

where this group - and we'll get a full check on the numbers - this

:48:00.:48:03.

group will hope to do some serious damage and open up a decent lead.

:48:04.:48:10.

This is where the Brownlee brothers can use their complemp lary cycling

:48:11.:48:17.

skills to good effect -- exemplary cycling skills to good effect. And

:48:18.:48:24.

really put some daylight between the leading group here and the chasing

:48:25.:48:28.

group. This is the chase group, it numbers three and it includes Gordon

:48:29.:48:31.

Benson, the third member of Britain's Olympic team to travel to

:48:32.:48:38.

Rio for the Olympic triathlon. He's with Luis Miguel Velasquez of

:48:39.:48:42.

Venezuela and Eric Lagerstrom of the United States of America. And Gordon

:48:43.:48:46.

Benson is trying as hard as he can to get his head down, cut through

:48:47.:48:50.

the air and close the gap to the leading group of 12. Came in to

:48:51.:48:55.

transition at about the same time as the Brownlee brothers, but emerged a

:48:56.:48:59.

few seconds down. He will take this out and back. And then he will once

:49:00.:49:08.

again move up and climb out of the saddle and attempt to close it down.

:49:09.:49:13.

Johnny Brownlee takes it up. Aurelien Raphael, another good

:49:14.:49:20.

swimmer. He will be the first to climb at the end of the introduction

:49:21.:49:22.

lap P nine laps to go now. We've got Jorgen Gundersen, the best

:49:23.:49:49.

of the Norwegians here this afternoon. The gap is 25 seconds. We

:49:50.:50:01.

have Alistair Brownlee and Pierre Le Corre going shoulder to shoulder at

:50:02.:50:05.

the moment. The Brownlee brothers looking at each other, chatting to

:50:06.:50:10.

each other. Haven't heard too much from Alistair today. Keeping his

:50:11.:50:15.

counsel. Quite often Alistair is the most vocal man in the race, can be

:50:16.:50:22.

barking instructions, dishing out orders. Thus far, he's kept it...

:50:23.:50:27.

You don't want to mess with Alistair when he's got the bit between his

:50:28.:50:31.

teeth. I think he's in a pretty comfortable place here in this race.

:50:32.:50:38.

There's not any big threat. He hasn't gotta worry about Gomez or

:50:39.:50:42.

somebody like that. The Brownlee brothers are in a really good

:50:43.:50:48.

position. Wilson and Alarza. It's about having a nice, solid race and

:50:49.:50:53.

hitting the run hard. Be nice to see Gordon Benson get back in the mix.

:50:54.:50:56.

These athletes racing hard. Kristian Blummenfelt is gonna want to get

:50:57.:51:01.

back in the mix. A big main pag there going around the bend, that

:51:02.:51:05.

180-degree turn. Kristian Blummenfelt pushing the pace. Looks

:51:06.:51:10.

to me like they're making inroads into the front pack. Perhaps the

:51:11.:51:13.

front pack have seen them coming and picked up the pace again. We'll get

:51:14.:51:18.

a time reference as soon as they hit the blue carpet and make their way

:51:19.:51:22.

up the hill. Andreas Schilling is the Danish athlete riding with

:51:23.:51:26.

Benson and Kristian Blummenfelt. At the end of lap three, with six to

:51:27.:51:31.

go, Henri Schoeman decides to take a turn at the front. He's got one of

:51:32.:51:35.

the brothers for company. And an injection of power and pace from

:51:36.:51:41.

Alistair Brownlee. And he leads the climb to the top of the cobbles

:51:42.:51:48.

outside the Royal Palace. Now, last time they came to this point, they

:51:49.:51:53.

were about 24 seconds ahead of this next group of three, which includes

:51:54.:51:58.

Gordon Benson. That gap is still at 24 segds. -- seconds. This race grad

:51:59.:52:06.

weal seems to be falling into the more than capable hands of the

:52:07.:52:11.

Brownlee brothers. And if they stay safe on two wheels and arrive in

:52:12.:52:15.

transition intact, there's no reason why they can't kick for the front of

:52:16.:52:19.

the field and make it a race between them for the victory in Stockholm,

:52:20.:52:30.

like it was in Leeds on 127 June. If Mario Mola and Javier Gomez were

:52:31.:52:33.

here, it might be a different matter. But with the field that

:52:34.:52:37.

they're currently riding with, you'd think that they have a very good

:52:38.:52:42.

chance. The only one who might have a say is Fernando Alarza. He's had a

:52:43.:52:47.

good season all around, Lars largz. He made the Spanish team -- Alarza.

:52:48.:52:52.

He made the Spanish team, victory in Cape Town. Second in another race

:52:53.:52:56.

and sifth in another race. Didn't race in Leeds. He could give the

:52:57.:53:00.

Brownlees a run for their money today.

:53:01.:53:08.

That's Jonathan who's having a little look at the field. Johnny

:53:09.:53:13.

Brownlee has moved slightly clear of the rest of the pack. Maybe he feels

:53:14.:53:18.

that his best chance of having success today is to make an early

:53:19.:53:23.

break. Well, in fairness, Alistair really got the better of him on the

:53:24.:53:26.

run in Leeds. I think you're absolutely right, Matt. His only way

:53:27.:53:30.

to go to beat his brother today is probably to ride off the front.

:53:31.:53:34.

Whether Alistair is gonna let that happen or not, we'll have to see.

:53:35.:53:38.

The second chase group. It's an enormous picture much riders. Johnny

:53:39.:53:42.

is still away. No-one else has challenged him. He set off - you can

:53:43.:53:48.

see the look on his face of determination and grit as he grinds

:53:49.:53:52.

out this break. And now he's first to hit the carpet. So, Jonathan

:53:53.:53:56.

Brownlee, one of them has gone with him. That's, uh... Henri Schoeman.

:53:57.:54:06.

Races for Turkey. He's -- Jonas Schomburg, races for Turkey. I don't

:54:07.:54:09.

think it will be long before the rest of them join in the fun.

:54:10.:54:15.

Last time we got a check of the time, it was 24 seconds at the end

:54:16.:54:20.

of the previous lap. It's now 20 seconds to the Bence Bence group,

:54:21.:54:24.

which includes Kristian Blummenfelt of Norway, Andreas Schilling of

:54:25.:54:30.

Denmark. Down to 20 seconds. So, an improving picture for Gordon Benson.

:54:31.:54:37.

Yeah, I think this is - Johnny Brownlee has been caught back up

:54:38.:54:41.

again. Perhaps this is the time to have a little play and see what you

:54:42.:54:47.

can do, try out tactics ahead of Rio and see if a break in a course which

:54:48.:54:53.

is technical and has a nasty hill, there are similarities in Rio, just

:54:54.:55:01.

try something out. Did I see that? Yeah, Gordon Benson was slightly

:55:02.:55:06.

left by the motorcycle camera, which was riding behind him, shining its

:55:07.:55:10.

headlight on his leg. Bence Bence waved it past. It went past. I don't

:55:11.:55:15.

know if Benson has got a mechanical issue. Flat tyre is always possible.

:55:16.:55:21.

Just another athlete dropping out there, just going over the bridge as

:55:22.:55:27.

well. Oh, no. Someone weekend down. Jorgen Gundersen hit the deck there.

:55:28.:55:31.

Alistair decided one lap to go, time to take it on, time to have a crack.

:55:32.:55:35.

He's upped the pace significantly. He's gone out of sync there. He's

:55:36.:55:39.

crossed to the wrong side of the road. Alistair Brownlee pushing a

:55:40.:55:45.

little too hard. Thankfully that was a moveable fm barrier. He slalomed

:55:46.:55:53.

for a while there. It's down to 1: 24.

:55:54.:55:59.

The bikes are almost finished with. They have to dismount at the bottom

:56:00.:56:12.

of the hill and then climb, pushing their bikes up to park them up

:56:13.:56:17.

before heading out onto the first of their four laps around the city. And

:56:18.:56:25.

you can see some of them have already removed their feet from the

:56:26.:56:28.

shoes and are resting the feet on tonne of the shoes. And here we go.

:56:29.:56:33.

The dismount line approaching. There it is. The red strip. Down they go.

:56:34.:56:42.

Left turn. Up into the second transition area, a different area

:56:43.:56:45.

where they first arrived after the swim. A split transition here.

:56:46.:56:50.

Blummenfelt on the right. And the Brownlee brothers just easing up

:56:51.:56:53.

into position at the top of the hill. Jonathan drops his helmet in

:56:54.:57:03.

the plastic box. Looking for a quick entry and exist. That's a really

:57:04.:57:05.

sharp transition from Kristian Blummenfelt. Ile Really getting left

:57:06.:57:14.

behind there. Really getting left behind. Not sure what he was doing.

:57:15.:57:20.

That was not the speediest of transitions from Fernando Alarza.

:57:21.:57:25.

They're on their way U the Brownlee brothers leaving transition in about

:57:26.:57:31.

second and fourth position, shil shil and Alarza and Blummenfelt at

:57:32.:57:38.

the back of that group. We have a break in the front.

:57:39.:57:47.

I think it's the Turkish athlete who's the man who's struck first at

:57:48.:57:53.

the front of the race. Jonas Schomburg is the man who's now

:57:54.:57:58.

bowling down the shil in front. About -- hill in front. About to be

:57:59.:58:04.

caught first by Jonathan Brownlee, then by Kristian Blummenfelt, and

:58:05.:58:08.

then by Alistair Brownlee. That's a fine transition from Schomburg. Kept

:58:09.:58:11.

himself out of danger on the bike. Meanwhile, the chase group are

:58:12.:58:15.

approaching the dismount line now. And they will go thut same routine.

:58:16.:58:19.

A little more difficult for them. There's not much room. And they are

:58:20.:58:27.

20-plus in number as they climb. Keep an eye out for Adam Bowden, who

:58:28.:58:33.

is somewhere in this group. Simon Viain is in there as well.

:58:34.:58:41.

We just saw the flag of Adam Bowden, whob has roid arrived at his

:58:42.:58:44.

position. The Brownlee brothers go to the front of the run, with

:58:45.:58:49.

Kristian Blummenfelt for company. The Turkish athlete, Schomburg,

:58:50.:58:53.

unable to match the pace. So, as expected, it looks like being aries

:58:54.:58:58.

for victory between the two Brownlee brothers, as it was in Leeds on June

:58:59.:59:05.

12. They haven't hung about. They've flown out of transition. Kristian

:59:06.:59:09.

Blummenfelt perhaps struggling to go with the pace that Jonathan Brownlee

:59:10.:59:13.

is currently setting. I'm wondering if he's thinking, "How am I gonna

:59:14.:59:19.

get rid of Alistair?" Alistair never looked back in Leeds because Johnny

:59:20.:59:24.

didn't have a chance. Today Johnny Brownlee looking more relaxed and

:59:25.:59:28.

pushing the pace ahead of his older brother. Gordon Benson, we thought

:59:29.:59:34.

he might ride with that chase group, but he has gob. He's had a few very

:59:35.:59:39.

minor issues with his back over the past few weeks, so we assume that

:59:40.:59:46.

his withdrawal was precautionary. We hope so, anyway P Kristian

:59:47.:59:49.

Blummenfelt, what a season he's had. And he's really out to prove himself

:59:50.:59:54.

here. He wants to show that he:mix it with the Brownlee brothers. He

:59:55.:59:58.

has been unable to stay with them at the start of this run. The first lap

:59:59.:00:02.

has gone away from him. But he's battling now for a potential place

:00:03.:00:08.

on the podium. E Fernando Alarza, the man who wears number 1 today.

:00:09.:00:15.

And then the Dane, Schilling, who's had a good race so far. The rest of

:00:16.:00:19.

them strung out through the streets of Stockholm. Well, Fernando Alarza,

:00:20.:00:26.

a little bit down on his running pace that saw him take the victory

:00:27.:00:31.

at Cape Town. Up the hill towards the end of the first lap. We missed

:00:32.:00:36.

the brothers coming through. And they have been and gone. So, the

:00:37.:00:43.

Brownlee brothers have just finished lap one and they are clear of

:00:44.:00:47.

Kristian Blummenfelt in third for Norway. Three laps to go for

:00:48.:00:54.

Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee. You know, at this point, yeah, they need

:00:55.:00:58.

a good 10 k in the legs. Do they need to push themselves or risk

:00:59.:01:02.

injuries or things like that, probably not. I think they'd want to

:01:03.:01:06.

give 100% to themselves and top everyone else, the fans that are

:01:07.:01:12.

watching them. But with Rio just under seven weeks away for the men,

:01:13.:01:17.

I think they can afford to be a little more chilled. Henri Schoeman,

:01:18.:01:26.

he's a great athlete. He deserves to be on the podium. Certainly plays

:01:27.:01:30.

his part in the swim. Works hard on the bike. And could Stockholm be the

:01:31.:01:33.

day that all the hard work pays off for him? Back at the front, the

:01:34.:01:38.

Brownlee brothers continue to dominate here. They've reached the

:01:39.:01:43.

roundabout. For the penultimate time. One more lap after this one.

:01:44.:01:48.

The leaders are Alistair Brownlee, the Olympic champion, and Jonathan

:01:49.:01:52.

Brownlee, the Olympic bronze medallist, and Pierre Le Corre has

:01:53.:01:58.

kicked away from Blummenfelt and Schomburg and Schoeman and he has

:01:59.:02:02.

designs on third place. And a visit to the Stockholm World Triathlon

:02:03.:02:05.

Series podium to join the Brownlee brothers. Asp good move from Pierre

:02:06.:02:10.

Le Corre. He's timed his run superbly. And he's on his way, clear

:02:11.:02:17.

of those who will now do battle for the minor places. Pierre Le Corre is

:02:18.:02:21.

travelling beautifully across the streets of Stockholm now. Pierre Le

:02:22.:02:28.

Corre of France. Wow. Brilliant racing from the Frenchman. He has

:02:29.:02:35.

had one podium finish before in the WTS P 15 races. Relatively new. The

:02:36.:02:39.

world under-23 champion in London in 2013. We know he has a pedigree. But

:02:40.:02:45.

certainly having one of the races or THE race of his life, he makes the

:02:46.:02:49.

other look like they're running slowly. And they were running at a

:02:50.:02:55.

good pace. He raced sensibly. He didn't go out too fast for

:02:56.:02:59.

transition. Got his heart rate back down, relaxed a little bit. When he

:03:00.:03:04.

felt better, he pushed on. He's left these guys now - Schoeman,

:03:05.:03:07.

Blummenfelt, Alarza - he's left them all for dead.

:03:08.:03:14.

Disbr they climb the hill to take the bell. One lap -- they climb the

:03:15.:03:19.

hill to take the bell. One lap to go. The Brownlee brothers will do

:03:20.:03:25.

battle once again for the win. We've seen it so many times. The bell

:03:26.:03:28.

sounds. Jonathan Brownlee reaches the summit just fractionally ahead

:03:29.:03:32.

of his older brother, the Olympic champion, Alistair. Pierre Le Corre

:03:33.:03:38.

in third place outright now. But he is 40 seconds or so off the pace of

:03:39.:03:43.

the brothers in front of him. Meanwhile, the battle continues for

:03:44.:03:47.

fourth. Alarza has clawed his way back through the field to four.

:03:48.:03:51.

Schilling has fifth. Blummenfelt, who looked like a lost cause #20b

:03:52.:03:56.

minutes ago, is still in there -- 20 minutes ago, is still in there in

:03:57.:04:01.

sixth position. As Pierre Le Corre digs deep to climb the cobbles. And

:04:02.:04:17.

take the bell. Alarza and Schomburg and Schilling and Schoeman and

:04:18.:04:20.

Blummenfelt have chopped and changed their positions. But it's Schilling

:04:21.:04:25.

who reaches the bell first from this group of three. Watching Schoeman's

:04:26.:04:34.

face, all the others were grimacing and looked like they were working

:04:35.:04:38.

hard, Schoeman's face looks like it's easier than perhaps it is for

:04:39.:04:41.

him. You almost want to say, "Come on, you can try a bit harder." But

:04:42.:04:47.

he's all these athletes gives 100%. No change at the front. Just a

:04:48.:04:49.

whisker between the brothers. Deep into their final lap now.

:04:50.:05:04.

Alistair looking a little more comfortable than he was five minutes

:05:05.:05:11.

ago. Will he want to push extra hard for the victory over his younger

:05:12.:05:16.

brother today? A long way to go before the Olympics. Whatever

:05:17.:05:20.

happens today is not gonna affect his Olympic preparations. They're on

:05:21.:05:28.

this final out-and-back past the Natural History Museum and the

:05:29.:05:33.

Swedish Parliament, with a long swing around the roundabout, with

:05:34.:05:49.

2,000m left to run. Pierre Le Corre. Looking pretty comfortable in third

:05:50.:05:52.

position at the moment. The bronze medal is his for the taking this

:05:53.:05:58.

evening in Stockholm. Alistair tries to throw another mod cum of pace

:05:59.:06:02.

into this race, but for the moment Johnny has it covered. Johnny spent

:06:03.:06:09.

his life watching his brother go away from him, watching the back of

:06:10.:06:15.

Alistair ahead. Alistair, look at him try and kick now. And this time

:06:16.:06:21.

it's a little more decisive. And this time Johnny can't respond. The

:06:22.:06:26.

gap grows to one, two, three, four metres. Alistair's timing is

:06:27.:06:34.

exquisite yet again. And his younger brother watches Alistair move clear.

:06:35.:06:39.

Well, he certainly went early, Matt, because there was 1,200m still to go

:06:40.:06:43.

and he looked like he was going for a sprint finish there. So, he's

:06:44.:06:47.

given himself quite a lot of work to do. Johnny has well and truly

:06:48.:06:52.

dropped off the pace now. But Alistair Brownlee is gonna have to

:06:53.:06:55.

work pretty hard for the last three minutes. I wonder if he's thinking I

:06:56.:07:02.

could be out here with Gomez and I'm not gonna leave anything out on the

:07:03.:07:07.

course. That's the lead. It's seven, eight seconds now for Alistair

:07:08.:07:11.

Brownlee over his younger brother, Jonathan, as he reaches the final

:07:12.:07:18.

stages of this 10,000m race. The last Olympic distance event before

:07:19.:07:23.

the Olympics, the last competitive triathlon that Alistair will take

:07:24.:07:25.

part in before the Olympic Games in Rio.

:07:26.:07:34.

The spectators getting a bit close to comfort there. Alistair has got

:07:35.:07:40.

this one under control. And he can't see his brother. He looked over his

:07:41.:07:45.

shoulder to see if he'd done enough. Jonathan is once again gonna settle

:07:46.:07:50.

for second position here, as he did in Leeds. And Pierre Le Corre

:07:51.:07:55.

continues to eat up the ground in his quest for his place on the

:07:56.:08:04.

podium in Stockholm. One hour and 50 minutes approaching. Alistair

:08:05.:08:08.

Brownlee takes the last turn and reaches the final climb. A brutal

:08:09.:08:12.

finish after all the effort that's gone before in Stockholm this

:08:13.:08:18.

afternoon. And he's warmly welcomed home by this knowledgeable crowd.

:08:19.:08:24.

The Olympic champion into his final reserves of kick, up the flight

:08:25.:08:29.

home. On to the cobbles now. And towards the finishing line. Alistair

:08:30.:08:35.

Brownlee will make it two in a row. He triumphed in Leeds on June 12. He

:08:36.:08:41.

will win again in Stockholm in early July. The Olympic champion wins in

:08:42.:08:44.

Sweden. Once again it's first and second for

:08:45.:08:56.

the brothers. Alistair has bragging rights, as he did in Leeds. Jonathan

:08:57.:09:03.

comes home ten seconds behind him in second. And it will be Pierre Le

:09:04.:09:07.

Corre of France who will finish in third. He's on his way up the hill.

:09:08.:09:14.

What a tough way to finish after all that's gone before. Pierre Le Corre

:09:15.:09:25.

had a good move up through the field after transition two, after he'd

:09:26.:09:30.

hung up his bike. And he was able to deal with the threat of Alarza and

:09:31.:09:34.

Blummenfelt and the others who might have had an idea of finishing on the

:09:35.:09:40.

podium with the brothers. But it's Pierre Le Corre who finishes third

:09:41.:09:46.

for France. And now there's a battle for fourth,

:09:47.:09:52.

a sprint finish between Schilling and Alarza for fourth position. Oh,

:09:53.:09:56.

this one is gonna go right down to the wire. I think it's Schilling.

:09:57.:10:01.

Schilling just getting there ahead of Fernando Alarza. Confirmation of

:10:02.:10:08.

Alistair Brownlee's win in Stockholm ahead of younger brother Jonathan.

:10:09.:10:12.

With Pierre Le Corre third for France. Adam Bowden finished in

:10:13.:10:18.

tenth position. And Fernando Alarza moves ahead of

:10:19.:10:23.

Mario Mola at the top of the World Triathlon Series standings. Jonathan

:10:24.:10:27.

Brownlee is third. Alistair is up to seventh.

:10:28.:10:29.

Great performance. But big brother got you again? Yeah. I'm a little

:10:30.:10:32.

bit disappointed with the result there. The performance was good. My

:10:33.:10:37.

swim was very good. The bike, I felt good, strong on the bike. And unlike

:10:38.:10:41.

Leeds I didn't make any mistakes. That's what I wanted. The run felt

:10:42.:10:47.

good, I got through the first 5 k comfortably and thought I could have

:10:48.:10:50.

a good crack of putting Alistair under serious pressure.ise thought I

:10:51.:10:53.

was doing that towards the end of the run. He was 0. 5% better than

:10:54.:10:59.

me, but I was closer than Leeds. If I was racing anyone else, a guy from

:11:00.:11:03.

Spain, Germany, anyone in that position, I might have beaten them

:11:04.:11:07.

today. But because it was Alistair, maybe I still have a mental block. I

:11:08.:11:11.

know his strength, how tough he is. When he started to kick, I thought,

:11:12.:11:16.

"He's a tough guy." I'm gonna have to work hard to stay with him. I

:11:17.:11:20.

couldn't do it. Maybe it's physical ability. I won't know until that

:11:21.:11:24.

time I'm under that pressure and beat him.

:11:25.:11:31.

Alistair Brownlee! Alistair, another Brownlee masterclass. Thank you very

:11:32.:11:36.

much. I'm just glad to have another really good all-round triathlon

:11:37.:11:38.

performance. To win again is brilliant. In terms of prermings for

:11:39.:11:44.

Rio, you couldn't have -- preparation for Rio, you couldn't

:11:45.:11:49.

have asked for better? Both races have been good, solid all-round

:11:50.:11:51.

triathlon performances. The results have been good but the performances

:11:52.:11:57.

haven't been aiz I amazing. I think I need to run a minute faster to be

:11:58.:12:03.

in the best position and shape to win an Olympic gold medal. Third and

:12:04.:12:07.

fourth place for Helen and Vicky. They got the worst of the condition,

:12:08.:12:11.

certainly on the swim? That water was choppy. The wind blowing up,

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potential of a storm. It settled down afterwards. Great work from

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Helen. First race back for a little while. Did a really good job. Vicky

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was there as well. Fourth place and heading off in a good position with

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six weeks to go. A good confidence-booster for both of them.

:12:30.:12:31.

Not so much for Non Stanford. She came off the bike. Tell us what

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happened? We have only been able to talk to her briefly. She said she

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overcooked it on one of the corners, came off on her bike. At this stage

:12:41.:12:44.

everything is OK. She's got a bit of a sore wrist. We're just monitoring

:12:45.:12:49.

that with our medical staff. Jody obviously aiming for the world title

:12:50.:12:52.

now. A disappointment not finishing? We're not sure. She pulled out of

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the race feeling quite ill without going into graphic detail. She's

:12:58.:13:00.

recovering now. We're not sure why. We'll sit down and have a chat with

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her. Sometimes these things happen in an endurance event. Those

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Brownlee brothers did it again? Yeah. Lost for words. What hasn't

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been said about them? Unbelievable competitors, number one. Shaping the

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race, making it dynamic to watch. And then what do they love more than

:13:17.:13:19.

anything else? A dog fight between the two of them in the end? Each of

:13:20.:13:24.

them trying to put a bit of pressure on here and there, I mean,

:13:25.:13:28.

exceptional performance. Whether you're British, whatever country

:13:29.:13:31.

you're from, that was an exceptional race to watch. Next up for the World

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Series, it's Hamburg, Round 7. The annual sprint festival and the last

:13:38.:13:39.

race before Rio. After that, it is all roads lead to

:13:40.:13:59.

the Olympic Games. Until then, goodbye.

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Jonathan Edwards presents highlights of the sixth Triathlon World Series event on the calendar from Stockholm.

Rio Olympics medal hopefuls Alistair Brownlee and his brother Jonny are up against Spain's five-time world champion Javier Gomez.

In the women's race, Britain's Non Stanford and Vicky Holland are also hoping to lay down a marker in the penultimate event before this summer's games.


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