JIMMY Lund has been selected for his first European battle.

British Triathlon have confirmed the selection of the 19-year-old from Keighley for his first senior ETU sprint European Cup triathlon race in Kecskmet, Hungary, on Sunday, August 18.

The event's sprint distance race will consist of a 750-metre swim, a 20k bike and 5k run.

He is currently attending an altitude training camp in Livigno, Italy with the Loughborough Triathlon Performance Centre, which is the triathlon performance environment at Loughborough University where he is studying for a degree in sport and exercise science.

Lund, a former student at Ermysteds Grammar School in Skipton, will return from the altitude camp on Tuesday, August 13 and will then fly to Hungary in time for the race.

It continues a great run of success this year for the teenager.

Lund finished fifth at the Cardiff Triathlon in the fourth round of the British Triathlon Elite Super Series.

The event was invitation-only from the British Triathlon Federation and featured the cream of the crop of the UK’s up-and-coming triathletes.

The Keighley man finished fifth senior triathlete in an overall time of 55.02.

The next race in the British Triathlon Elite Super Series will be held at Parc Bryn Bach, Gwent in South Wales.

He competed in his first senior British Triathlon Elite Super Series race last month at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire.

The sprint distance race consisted of a 750-metre swim a 19.8km bike and 5.4km run.

Lund was second out of the swim in a time of nine minutes and four seconds, his bike ride was completed in 29 minutes and eight seconds and he completed the 5.4km run in 19 minutes 59 seconds.

He finished in seventh place in a time of one hour, one minute and 49 seconds.

He continues to receive expert advice and assistance from Stuart Rider of Riders Cycle Centre in Skipton, who has recently built his new racing bike, and from running coach John Dennis of Keighley and Craven AC.