GB elites take three golds and a silver at Europeans
Obviously in the form of her life Lee’s victory came 3 weeks after she won the Cagliari ITU Triathlon World Cup.
Lucy Hall set the pace during the opening 1.5km swim in typical style, covering the course in 17:55, with Lee 46 seconds back in 18th position.
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However Lee made ground on the bike to join her team mate at the front and by the time they left T2 to start the 10km run, they had built a lead of 90 seconds.
Lee held her nerve to finish ahead of Yuliya Yelistratova (UKR) and Zsofia Kovacs (HUN), while Hall finished in tenth.
Lee said “It feels amazing to be European Champion although I am not sure it’s sunk in yet. I came out the swim behind the main group and worked really hard on the bike to get back to the lead group before pushing hard on the run for the win. On the third lap, I really began to feel the effort I had made on the bike!