WTS Stockholm 2015: Javier Gomez finally takes elusive gold

Hard to believe, but reigning world champ Javier Gomez had never won WTS Stockholm before today – and he finally put that right this afternoon with a dominant display that carried him across the finish line nearly 1min ahead of second-placed Joao Pereira (POR).


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That makes it his sixth podium of the 2015 season, and Gomez is looking increasingly likely to become the first athlete to win five ITU World Championships – just two WTS races remain this season, Edmonton and Chicago.

The other two podium spots came down to an impressive battle between Pereira and Aaron Royle (AUS), neither of whom have seen a podium yet this year. Ultimately a last-minute push from Pereira granted him the silver medal, leaving Royle with bronze.