British elites claim five top-ten finishes at ETU European Champs

There were plenty of strong performances from Britain’s elites at the ETU European Championships in Geneva, with Lucy Hall and Tom Bishop placing fifth in their respective races, while Ben Dijkstra claimed bronze in his junior men’s race.


Commonwealth champ Jodie Stimpson finally returned to competition after an achilles injury, and was perfectly placed on the bike alongside Olympic gold and silver medal winners Nicola Spirig (SUI) and Lisa Norden (SWE), until a tyre flat forced Stimpson to stop for a wheel change. She eventually finished ninth.

Britain’s Lucy Hall and Jessica Learmonth were already up the road having led out of the swim. Early into the run Spirig took the lead and ran away to victory. Lucy Hall held on for fifth and Stimpson finished ninth.