Jeanne Lehair spoils the British party to out sprint Sophie Coldwell and Taylor Spivey in London


Whilst things went swimmingly for Alex Yee in the guys’s race, Britain’s Beth Potter could not rather shake the tiredness from Paris last weekend in London, as the Olympic Test Event winner completed simply off the podium in 4th at the preliminary of the 2023 Super League Championship Series.

For the remainder of the field, in specific Luxembourg’s Jeanne Lehair, Potter’s loss was their gain, as Lehair got the win in a magnificent sprint surface to outkick Sophie Coldwell of Great Britain and America’s Taylor Spivey

For the leading trio, West India Quay showed to be perfect premises for redemption after challenging days out in Paris, with Coldwell in specific getting better from a mediocre efficiency in the French capital with a brave race for 2nd in London.

” I truthfully can’t think it”

After a rollercoaster very first 2 phases, where she went from front pack to dropped and back once again, Lehair pulled it out of the bag at simply the best minute to protect her very first Super League win in design, as she continues to develop on a dazzling season up until now.

Jeanne Lehair wins SLT London 2023
[Image Credit– Super League Triathlon]

” I was doing truly terribly on the bike, so I was believing that I would lose out on some energy at the end, however over the last 2 days, I have actually been feeling actually excellent and I believe it’s after boiling down from elevation.

” I truthfully can’t think it, when I remained in 4th I was believing that was an excellent outcome as it was much better than in 2015, then I began thinking of the podium, however I never ever considered the win! I hope I can race the very same whenever, although I do not believe it will be that simple, so in the meantime I can’t think it and in a couple of minutes I will simply attempt to enjoy it.”

Lost for words in her post race interview, Lehair repeated that she never ever anticipated to get the win when she based on the start line the other day, however was beyond happy with the efficiency she handled to assemble versus a strong contingent of world class professional athletes.

” I do not actually understand how to feel, however I never ever believed I might’ve won a race and in the meantime I can’t think it, however I am truly pleased for the group along with I understood I needed to do actually well as I didn’t see a lot of my colleagues shoes in shift.”

” It was simply as savage as I keep in mind”

For Coldwell, the race in London was a welcome pointer of the highs of racing, however likewise the battle of Super League racing. Completing in front of a house crowd, she included, made her 2nd location outcome specifically sweet.

” It was simply as savage as I keep in mind to be reasonable. It was an excellent environment, there were absolutely more individuals than in 2015 and it was remarkable to be back in London, back in the UK and I had an actually excellent day out.”

Coldwell credited group supervisor Michelle Dillon and the rest of the ladies on the Team RTP Sharks team, with 3 of the leading 5 originating from the British centred group, with Coldwell triumphing versus a high calibre house contingent.

” I believe a great deal of individuals were stating about how well the Sharks would do so it was fantastic that all 5 people ended up so high up and we handled to get points throughout the disciplines too so it was a great day out for the Sharks.”

” I didn’t set myself up fantastic”

For American Spivey, representing the Team RTS Warriors, the lead to London came as a bit of a surprise, as the runner-up from in 2015’s series shared that she had actually been handling some injury issues leading into the race.

” That was rough and I didn’t set myself up terrific at the start however I remained client throughout and attempted to be wise and in some way I kept making my method up. I had actually put in such a huge training block, that I believe even taking a week off running, I was fortunately able to carry out well and get on to the podium.”

” It was truly difficult since I understood Beth [Potter] had actually simply come off a win at the Test Event and I have actually been fighting some discomfort in my ankle for a couple of weeks now and I wasn’t even going to begin today, so coming away with 3rd is amazing.”

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