Sunday afternoon in the sun-kissed city of Leeds saw Vicky Holland of Great Britain deliver one of the performances of her career.

2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
Photo: Wagner Araujo/Triathlon.org
2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds
2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds

Sunday afternoon in the sun-kissed city of Leeds saw Vicky Holland of Great Britain deliver one of the performances of her career to earn a tough third WTS gold in front of a delirious crowd of 70,000 fans. The win caps a strong first half of the year for Holland, who finished second in Bermuda and fourth in the Commonwealth Games. Teammate Georgia Taylor-Browne came home second to secure a first-ever World Series podium, with USA’s Katie Zaferes finishing third.

“That was the toughest podium so far for me. It was a yo-yo of a race and I don’t really know how but I managed to end up on top,” said Holland after her first WTS win since 2015.

“I had a fantastic start but ended up in no-man’s land, so I take my hat off to Sophie and Georgia who were so strong on the bikes. It was a war of attrition but I somehow came out on top. It’s been nearly three years since I won a big race and I wasn’t sure that I would ever stand on top of a big podium like this again.”

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