Triathlon ITU World Championship Series Men's race held in Madrid
Participants compete in the 2012 Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series Men's race on the Casa de Campo Circuit. Jonathan Brownlee from UK finished first, with a total time of 1:51:49.
Great Britain’s Jonathan Brownlee continued his incredible start to the Olympic year in Madrid, with another all-round dominant display to claim his second consecutive ITU Word Triathlon Series win in 2012.
Brownlee was part of a nine-man breakaway on Madrid’s tough bike course that built a lead of over two minutes on the field coming out of T2, before he put the hammer down in the first lap of the run. He surged ahead to win by a comfortable 38-second margin over Russians Alexander Bryukhankov and Dmitry Polyanskiy, in a time of 1 hour 51 minutes and 49 seconds.
It also kept the Madrid title in the family as before this year, Alistair Brownlee had won Madrid in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Clearly Jonathan had the same tactical sense for the Spanish capital, as he stated ahead of the race he wanted to get away in a 10-man breakaway. That played out almost to perfection.
“It was my perfect scenario really,” Brownlee said. “It was a fast swim, with Richard Varga pushing the swim and at the top of the hill we had 40 seconds on the main pack and every single time that kept going up and up and that encouraged everyone to work. Everyone else was great in that pack, everyone was working really well together and there was no one that really missed a turn for the whole 40k, which was fantastic, well done to everyone. Then I got onto the run and I felt okay from the first lap, and I pushed on from there.”