WTS Edmonton: Jonny Brownlee pulls off stunning victory in penultimate World Series race

Jonny Brownlee pulled off a fantastic victory at the penultimate World Triathlon Series race in Edmonton today, storming away on the run with Mario Mola and Richard Murray in second and third respectively. in a fantastic race for the Brits, Grant Sheldon came fourth, Thomas Bishop fifth and Adam Bowden seventh, showing the strength in depth within British Triathlon.   


Despite the race taking place shortly after the Olympics, many who were there in Rio made the start line, including sprint specialist Mario Mola (ESP) Richard Murray (RSA) and Pierre La Corre (FRA). As well as Olympic silver medallist Jonny Brownlee, other Brits on the start line included Tom Bishop, Adam Bowden and Grant Sheldon.  

The swim began as always with Richard Varga (SVK) establishing a huge lead midway through the 750m course. Varga pushed on to finish the swim in a blistering 8:17mins, though it quickly became apparent he had no desire to ride solo as he was quickly joined by Jonny Brownlee and Arron Royle (AUS).
The chase pack were around 20secs down after lap 1 of 4 on the 20km bike leg, and the front three continued to work incredibly hard to keep their lead. Mola was in the chase group, and the other three Brits were all in there alongside Murray.