Holland masters WTS Montreal

Vicky Holland made it two-for-two in Canada in taking her third WTS event of 2018 with an impressive win at the ITU World Triathlon Montreal.

| August 26, 2018 | NEWS

Vicky Holland claims her third WTS title of 2018 and second in Canada with an impressive win at the ITU World Triathlon Montreal.

Vicky Holland claims her third WTS title of 2018 and second in Canada with an impressive win at the ITU World Triathlon Montreal.

Photo >Wagner Araujo | ITU

Vicky Holland is 1) on quite a roll in 2018 and 2) very happy to race in Canada as the British star ran her way to the women's title at the ITU World Triathlon Montreal. Holland overcame a tough start to work her way to the front pack on the bike and then ran her way to the win.

Learmonth and Coldwell lead the way in the water

Holland's countrywomen Jessica Learmonth and Sophie Coldwell led the way out of the water with Americans Katie Zaferes and Summer Cook close behind. Zaferes, Learmonth and Coldwell dropped Cook and made a go a three-woman break, but Swiss Olympic gold medalist Nicola Spirig and American Taylor Knibb drove the pace of the chase group, which eventually caught the leaders to create a group of three.

Holland charges through the run

Off the bike the battle for the podium was to be staged between the lead group of 13 that included Holland and countrywomen Learmonth, Coldwell, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Jodie Stimpson, Americans Zaferes, Knibb, Taylor Spivey and Chelsea Burns, Spirig, Canada's Joanna Brown, Norway's Lotte Miller and Italy's Alice Betto.

With a group like that hammering for the win in front, the chase pack with speedy runners like Ashleigh Gentle, Ai Ueda and Rachel Klamer were never able to get in the mix.

The British crew looked to be strongest out during the early stages of the run, with Holland opening up a gap that she would maintain to the line. Zaferes would hang tough to take the silver medal, with Taylor-Brown taking the bronze. As she did last year, Canadian Joanna Brown would take the fourth, 13-seconds ahead of Spirig.

ITU World Triathlon Montreal | Women

August 25, 2018 | Montreal, Canada

Name

Country

Overall

1.5 km Swim

40 km Bike

10 km Run

1

Vicky Holland

GBR

1:59:29

0:19:53

1:03:18

0:34:54

2

Katie Zaferes

USA

1:59:51

0:19:09

1:04:09

0:35:12

3

Georgia Taylor-Brown

GBR

2:00:23

0:20:12

1:03:01

0:35:48

4

Joanna Brown

CAN

2:00:39

0:20:12

1:03:02

0:35:57

5

Nicola Spirig

SUI

2:00:52

0:20:11

1:03:01

0:36:17

6

Jodie Stimpson

GBR

2:01:07

0:20:09

1:03:03

0:36:32

7

Taylor Spivey

USA

2:01:40

0:20:04

1:03:10

0:36:57

8

Jessica Learmonth

GBR

2:01:53

0:19:03

1:04:06

0:37:17

9

Taylor Knibb

USA

2:02:16

0:20:14

1:02:58

0:37:33

10

Lotte Miller

NOR

2:03:01

0:20:08

1:03:02

0:38:16

11

Chelsea Burns

USA

2:03:06

0:20:09

1:03:05

0:38:23

12

Alice Betto

ITA

2:03:07

0:20:00

1:03:14

0:38:25

13

Ashleigh Gentle

AUS

2:03:15

0:20:50

1:05:41

0:35:20

14

Ai Ueda

JPN

2:03:32

0:20:54

1:05:37

0:35:34

15

Lisa Perterer

AUT

2:04:36

0:20:52

1:05:42

0:36:32

16

Rachel Klamer

NED

2:04:40

0:20:09

1:06:21

0:36:44

17

Natalie Van Coevorden

AUS

2:05:03

0:20:05

1:06:24

0:37:04

18

Kirsten Kasper

USA

2:05:58

0:20:10

1:06:20

0:38:02

19

Sophie Chase

USA

2:06:34

0:20:10

1:06:23

0:38:33

20

Claudia Rivas

MEX

2:06:52

0:20:14

1:06:19

0:38:50

21

Gillian Backhouse

AUS

2:07:42

0:20:07

1:06:24

0:39:42

22

Kirsten Nuyes

NED

2:07:51

0:20:46

1:05:41

0:39:54

23

Cecilia Perez

MEX

2:08:34

0:20:12

1:06:21

0:40:33

24

Sophie Coldwell

GBR

2:09:01

0:19:05

1:04:09

0:44:20

25

Summer Cook

USA

2:09:32

0:19:08

1:07:29

0:41:25

26

Maya Kingma

NED

2:11:24

0:19:13

1:07:17

0:43:14

DNF

Zsanett Bragmayer

HUN

DNF

0:20:05

1:06:29

0:00:00

DNF

Michelle Flipo

MEX

DNF

0:20:13

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNS

Rebecca Spence

NZL

DNS

0:00:00

0:00:00

0:00:00

LAP

Therese Feuersinger

AUT

LAP

0:20:08

0:00:00

0:00:00

LAP

Kelly-Ann Perkins

AUS

LAP

0:20:05

0:00:00

0:00:00

LAP

Gillian Sanders

RSA

LAP

0:20:55

0:00:00

0:00:00

LAP

Diana Castillo

COL

LAP

0:20:11

0:00:00

0:00:00

LAP

Rani Skrabanja

NED

LAP

0:20:14

0:00:00

0:00:00

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