Tuesday, 16 May 2017 : After a crash put paid to Jonny Brownlee’s hopes of a win on his return to action in Yokohama at the weekend, the Yorkshireman is targeting victory on home soil to kick start his season.
A crash on the bike left his handlebars pointing in the wrong direction and when he was unable to right them, the 27-year-old ran barefoot and carried his bike for approximately one mile to the end of the cycling phase, before putting on his shoes and running a further 10km to finish 42nd.
The results means that after three World Series events this season, Brownlee has yet to register a point and with the fourth of the eight races taking place in Leeds next month, he is keen to get back to winning ways.
“After Yokohama everything is now focussed on being the best I can be in front of a home crowd,” he said. “Last year, it was a wall of noise with the streets packed full of fans.
“As an athlete you can’t ask for more and I hope even more fans from across the country are inspired to travel to Leeds and cheer us on.”
Source : Internet