Brits crash out of contention as Birtwhistle wins in Hamburg

British hopes ended on the tarmac in Hamburg as Australian Jake Birtwhistle defeated France’s Vincent Luis for his second World Triathlon Series win of 2019.


Jonathan Brownlee, Tom Bishop and Alex Yee were all caught up in crashes during the 20km bike leg of the sprint distance contest leading to Bishop finishing 38th, Yee, 43rd and Brownlee being unable to continue.

None of the trio were seriously injured in the collisions, for which Yee will be particularly grateful, having suffered broken ribs, vertebrae and a collapsed lung in a high-speed bike crash when racing in 2017.