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New Zealand’s Gemmell victorious in Rhodes, Greece October 7, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Athletics.
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The New Zealand triathlete Kris Gemmell led from the start of the bike leg to secure his third BG Triathlon World Cup victory with a commanding win in Greece yesterday.

The world number five imposed his aggressive race plan on the rest of the field early in the bike leg, quickly establishing a substantial break on a world class group of triathletes including former World Champion Ivan Rana of Spain.

The huge effort on the bike did not show as Gemmell immediately went to work, with just the 18-year-old Alistair Brownlee of the UK able to stay with the hot pace from the Kiwi number two.

After running side by side for the bulk of the ten kilometre distance with Brownlee, Gemmell surged away with apparent ease in the final 200 metres to score yet another win for a New Zealander in World Cup racing this year.

Meanwhile fellow Kiwi Blair Jordan struggled to make an impact in the hot conditions in Rhodes and eventually withdrew from the event.

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