Bahrain Endurance team’s Alistair Brownlee won his first sprint triathlon in five years this weekend in Cagliari.
Meanwhile, team mate Vincent Luis solidified his lead in the triathlon series championship in Yokohama, Japan.
Brownlee put on a powerful surge against Justus Nieschlag over the final 300 metres of the run to win the Cagliari World Cup after being in the mix on the swim and dictating pace on the bike.
In Yokohama, Luis continued his quest to capture the top ranking in the World Triathlon Series, winning the Olympic distance race in a sprint against Henri Schoeman.
The Frenchman was among the race leaders from the start pushing the pace in the swim, then forming a lead group of ten on the bike including Bahrain Endurance teammate Javier Gomez.
On the run, Luis led a breakaway group with Schoeman, Gomez, and Bence Biczak and dictated the pace through to the finish line. Despite feeling fatigued, Gomez stayed with the lead group throughout and only missed the podium by 12 seconds as Biczak pipped him for bronze.