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BBC Sport – Non Stanford & Vicky Holland move closer to Rio Olympics

“His swim and bike showed again that can get into a winning position and he almost held on, so although it wasn’t the result he wanted, there were a lot of positives.

 

Brownlee, whose brother Jonny was already missing the race in Rio through injury, finished down a field that was led home by Olympic silver medallist Javier Gomez.

 

“It’s a stepping stone – we had to podium in this race and now we have to podium in Chicago, so step one is done,” 2013 champion Stanford, 26, told Triathlon.

 

Britons Non Stanford and Vicky Holland took a step towards qualifying for the 2016 Games as they finished second and third in an Olympic test event in Rio.

 

Non Stanford (right) and Vicky Holland will qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics if they finish in the top three at September’s World Triathlon Grand Final

 

 

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