MADRID, Spain — United States triathletes Taylor Spivey and Chelsea Burns earned their first career International Triathlon Union World Cup podium finishes with silver and bronze, respectively, Sunday in Madrid.
The Olympic-distance (1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike and 10-kilometer run) Madrid course is one of the toughest on the 2017 World Cup circuit and features six technical bike laps that include the Cuesta de la Vega with an 8 percent gradient.
Great Britain’s Georgia Taylor-Brown took the win in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 5 seconds for her first career World Cup victory. Spivey (Redondo Beach, Calif.) finished in 2:08:56 and Burns (Seattle, Wash.) crossed the line in 2:09:27. Spivey had finished fourth at the New Plymouth (New Zealand) World Cup earlier this season, just missing the podium.
In the men’s race, Kevin McDowell (Geneva, Ill.) was the top American in fifth with a time of 1:54:12. New Zealand’s Ryan Sissons won in 1:53:00 followed by Raphael Montoya of France in 1:53:08. France’s Simon Viain rounded out the podium with a time of 1:53:16.
2017 Madrid ITU Triathlon World Cup
1,500m swim, 40k bike, 10k run
Elite Women – Complete Results
1. Georgia Taylor-Brown (GBR), 2:08:05
2. Taylor Spivey (Redondo Beach, Calif.), 2:08:56
3. Chelsea Burns (Seattle, Wash.), 2:09:27
5. Erin Dolan (Bentonville, Ark.), 2:10:19
Elite Men – Complete Results
1. Ryan Sissons (NZL), 1:53:00
2. Raphael Montoya (FRA), 1:53:08
3. Simon Viain (FRA), 1:53:16
5. Kevin McDowell (Geneva, Ill.), 1:54:12
18. Seth Rider (Germantown, Tenn.), 1:55:37
52. Alec Wilimovsky (Malibu, Calif.), 2:01:17