Jodie Stimpson has enjoyed the perfect start to the ITU World Triathlon series with the having won both first and second round events.

The British star added to her triumph in Auckland, New Zealand by comfortably beating former World Champion Helen Jenkins in Cape Town, South Africa.

Stimpson told the Express & Star after the race: "I had a stitch, but I just managed to hold on.

"I tried to break (Helen Jenkins) going into the last lap and then I couldn’t, so I just sat behind and I gave it all I’ve got.”

The victories put Stimpson in a commanding position heading into the third round although she was quick to praise her teammates efforts in helping to secure the win.

She said: "The British girls were pushing hard on the bike. They were definitely strong out there.”

The British athletes joined forces throughout the cycling stage and led by Lucy Hall, a small group were able to pull away from the main pack.

Slowly but surely Stimpson managed to keep up a ruthless pace at the front and despite her modesty on finishing the race, she now will surely be the one to beat for the rest of the ITU World Triathlon Series.

In the men's race, Javier Gomez was again victorious in beating Olympic bronze medallist Johnny Brownlee as well as the rest of the field.

This was the same result as the first race for Gomez and Brownlee and the Spanish athlete looks determined to clinch the ITU World Series title.

Johnny's brother Alistair is expected to compete in Yokohama, Japan after recovering from a calf strain.

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