GEORGIA Taylor-Brown claimed her first ITU World Triathlon Series victory by taking gold on home soil in Leeds – but there was no joy for the Brownlees in the men's race.

The 25-year-old finished the women's elite race in one hour, 55 minutes and 46 seconds, 11 seconds ahead of world number one Katie Zaferes.

Fellow Briton Jess Learmouth was a further minute and 35 seconds behind to secure third spot at Roundhay Park.

Following a strong swim, Taylor-Brown made up solid ground during the bike and a quick transition in T2 saw her close the gap even further going onto the run.

Once out in front, there was no looking back as she went on to take the tape well clear of pre-race favourite Zaferes.

Commonwealth silver medallist Learmonth came back strongly following issues in T1 to finish third, holding off USA’s Taylor Spivey.

Taylor-Brown said: “Last year’s race was a breakthrough race for me and this year I really wanted to fully commit on the swim and I did that.

"I’m just so happy and I definitely had a tear in my eye crossing the finishing line knowing all my family were here. It was amazing once again racing in Leeds – the crowd are the best on the World Triathlon Series circuit.”

Learmonth added: “I’m delighted to have achieved a podium in Leeds. After difficulties in T1, I managed to keep it together and I’m so happy with the result.

"Going forwards it is a case of taking it race by race and performing the very best I can in every event I compete in.”

The race saw five of the six Brits finish in the top ten, with Non Stanford fifth, Vicky Holland seventh and Sophie Coldwell ninth.

The men’s race saw Tom Bishop as Great Britain’s highest finisher, taking 13th place after a solid all-round performance.

Bishop kept up with the pace over a large proportion of the 10km run but was unable to inject anything extra towards the end as Australia's Jacob Birtwhistle took first place.

Despite strong swim and bike legs, both Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee experienced difficulties on the run and finished down the field.

Wayne Coyle, AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds Event Director, said: “Great Britain claiming two brilliant medals has closed a fantastic fourth edition of the AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds. This weekend has been a celebration of triathlon and confirms Leeds’ status as Great Britain’s beating heart of the sport.

“On behalf on every event stakeholder, we are proud to have delivered a world-class event which has enabled thousands of participants to achieve their personal sporting goals.”