New Zealand triathlete and Santa Cruz resident Bevan Docherty recorded the fastest bike leg but ended up 22nd in the ITU World Triathlon Kitzbühel in Austria on Sunday.
Docherty finished the race, a tuneup for the London 2012 Olympic triathlon, in 1 hour, 54 minutes, 14 seconds. He completed the 26-mile bike in 1 hour, 54 seconds, the same as Justus Steffen of Germany.He added to that a 27th-place swim and a 30th-place run.
Alistair Brownlee of Great Britain clocked the winning time of 1:50:13. Rounding out the podium were Great Britain’s Jonathan Brownlee in 1:51:02 and Spain’s Javier Gomez in 1:51:18.
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