Jonathan Brownlee admitted once Javier Gomez got away from him at the Cape Town World Triathlon Series victory would the Spaniards as he settled for second once more.
Gomez, who claimed Olympic silver ahead of Brownlee at London 2012, put in a lethal turn of speed on the third of four run laps to surge past the Brit and claim his second win of the season.
After standard proceedings during the swim, a lead group of 14 got away and led the bike section before Brownlee and Gomez took off much like they did at the season opener in Auckland.
Gomez would then surge away at the 6km mark and not be caught with Brownlee, who saw fellow Brit Aaron Harris claim a career-best seventh, admitted that was always going to be the case.
“I always knew if he got a decent gap it was be hard to close it,” he said. “I was trying to focus on Javier and close that gap but it was getting bigger.”
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