Young Brit Holly Lawrence makes Heather Wurtele work for her win at the North Amer­i­can Pro Cham­pi­onship, while Lionel San­ders tops the men’s podium

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Kessler (USA) and the two took turns to lead the race while Wurtele bided her time within strik­ing dis­tance of the pair.

The Cana­dian fi­nally made her move in the clos­ing stages of the bike and en­tered T2 with just three sec­onds lead over Lawrence and al­most a minute on Kessler.

Lawrence was un­able to close the gap and crossed the line just over a minute be­hind Wurtele to take se­cond spot on the podium, while Kessler held on to take third place.

Mean­while in the men’s race, Lionel San­ders ex­ited the wa­ter 4:30 min­utes be­hind the lead­ers but clocked up the fastest bike and run splits of the day to fin­ish al­most three min­utes ahead of Se­bas­tian Kienle (GER), as Joe Gam­bles (AUS) over­took Kevin Colling­ton (USA) in the clos­ing stages to take bronze.

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