TRIATHLON WORLD CUP: 2ND PLACE IN ABU DHABI
Britain's Tom Bishop (Kuota Kougar) finished second in the opening race of the 2017 World Triathlon Series in Abu Dhabi, as Javier Gomez of Spain won. It is the first time Bishop, 25, has been on the podium in the World Series.
Bishop previous best at this level was fifth in Edmonton in Canada last year.
"I can't quite believe it to be honest but I had a plan. I had a feeling that it might all come together," Bishop said.
"I wasn't sure how it was going to go as it's the first race of the season, but when I found myself in the front group and there was a bit of a gap I was trying to work as hard as I could.
"It was tough. Some of the guys out there were riding really strong and I just did what I could to keep the group going.
"I got to the run and my back was pretty sore so I had to warm myself into it but luckily I had Gomez to pace me through. I thought he's a good act to follow and I tried to hang on to him as long as I could, and that dragged me into second."