Stimpson reserves praise for teammates after Cape Town win

26 April 2014 / 21:05

Jodie Stimpson claimed her second successive World Triathlon Series victory of the season in Cape Town but admitted she couldn’t have done it without her British teammates.

Stimpson pushed two-time world champion Helen Jenkins down to second inside the final kilometre of the run to add to the victory she picked up at the season opener in New Zealand.

Vicky Holland placed eighth while Lucy Hall pressed hard during a shortened swim in Cape Town with all three of her British teammates going with her.

All four were formidable on the bike with Stimpson the most assertive at the start of the run before being caught by Jenkins and pacing with her until the finale.

Stimpson broke away for victory but wasn’t basking in all of the glory as Britain totally dominated the second World Series event of the season in South Africa.

“Lucy Hall was absolutely amazing on that bike, so was Helen, so was Vicky. The GB girls were definitely strong out there,” she said.

“When Helen passed me it was all about trying to hang on. I tried to break her going on to the last lap and I couldn’t, so I sat back behind and then I gave it all I’d got and I managed to come out on top.”

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