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18 Sep 2021
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Championship ○ Jersey
Jersey’21 ○ season’21
Alex Yee and Jonny Brownlee produced one of the most dramatic sprint finishes in triathlon history as the British gold medal winning teammates battled it out in a thrilling finale to Super League Triathlon Jersey 2021.
All eyes were on Vincent Luis ahead of the men’s race in Jersey after the most dominant athlete in Super League history took victory in Munich to move to the top of the overall Championship Series standings. However it was not to be his day, and the Short Chute he won made little difference in the final equation.
It was Yee who was in great form, and improved on his previous results of fifth and third to climb on to the top step of the podium.
The race was nip and tuck, with an impressive front pack breaking clear and the lead changing multiple times.
Ultimately it came down to the final lap of the last run leg to decide the winner. Wilde had the lead with 200m to go before being passed by both Brownlee and Yee who were shoulder-to-shoulder until the very last second when Yee’s signature speed stole the win and added another impressive result to a 2021 CV that already includes Olympic gold and silver medals.
It all means that Brownlee has a one point advantage from Wilde at the top of the Championship Series leaderboard heading to the final race in Malibu next Saturday. Yee is a further point back.
“I am absolutely buzzing,” said a delighted Yee. “The first triathlon I was really on the back foot to be honest and I was just hanging onto the race for most of it. I saw Aaron Royle crash just in front of me in the first bike stage and it really shook me up. By the end I was starting to get my confidence back and move well and I am so pleased to come away with a win in what was a really exciting race.”
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