Triathlon World Series: British women target Edmonton success

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Non Stanford was second at the Rio test event with Vicky Holland in third

Britain's top female triathletes - Vicky Holland, Non Stanford and Helen Jenkins - will compete at the penultimate World Series event in Edmonton on Sunday.

They should be in contention for honours as the top three in the World Series standingsexternal-link will all be absent.

In the men's race, neither of GB's Brownlee brothers - Alistair and Jonny - is due to compete.

Adam Bowden and Tom Bishop will lead the British challenge in Canada.

The men's field is strong with the top three all taking part.

Four-time world champion Javier Gomez Noya is top of the men's rankings ahead of fellow Spaniards Mario Mola and Fernando Alarza.

Alistair Brownlee has had surgery on a persistent ankle injury and brother Jonny suffered a stress fracture in his left leg but he hopes to be back for the Grand Final in Chicago from 15-20 September.

Holland and Stanford are looking step up their preparation for the Grand Final, where a podium finish would secure a place at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Stanford said:external-link "This is a last chance to practice the small details before the Grand Final, which is obviously all important to me.

"The focus on Sunday is to get everything right and hopefully get a good outcome at the end."

Holland added: "We've been out here training for a few days and the course is pretty flat, so it should be really fast."

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