On a warm Edmonton evening British athlete Vicky Holland broke the tape for her second win of the 2018 season in 2018 WTS Edmonton. Holland led a fantastic day for the British squad, with her teammates claiming the third, fourth, and fifth place.
Holland was a dominant force in the race from start to finish, coming out of the water in the lead pack, maintaining a lead pack position on the bike and breaking away from a cluster of athletes on the run to secure the gold medal position.
Holland is no stranger to Edmonton having raced there multiple times and winning the 2015 event in blustery and cold weather conditions.
“I was really riding high after Leeds, and I put in a really good block of training. It was unfortunate I had a crash in Hamburg, and I felt very angry and frustrated,” Holland says reflectively. “I take a race at a time. I try not to think about leading the series too much. Katie has had such a strong season, she hasn’t messed up any races.” Read the complete recap at Triathlon.org.
2018 ITU World Triathlon Edmonton
July 27, 2018 – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
750m swim, 20K bike, 10K run