Brownlee was always in a good position throughout the first Olympic distance race of 2015 (1,500 swim/40km bike/10km run), having been helped through the swim by Leeds-based Slovakian, Richard Varga, and Tom Bishop on the bike.
Very happy to win #AucklandWTS today. It is a honest triathlon course. Just like the Yorkshire hill’s! pic.twitter.com/0XwkMWy9B4
— Jonathan Brownlee (@jonny_brownlee) March 29, 2015
He burst out of the second transition and established an immediate lead over Gomez and Pierre Le Corre of France. Current world number one, Mario Mola (ESP) was a minute down by this stage.