Commonwealth champions Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee admit they can’t wait to take on the world in their own backyard after a Leeds leg was announced for next season’s World Triathlon Series.

The duo were part of England’s mixed team relay gold medal squad at Glasgow 2014, with Alistair also taking individual gold and Jonathan claiming silver.

The pair have also had a strong start to the current campaign with Jonathan taking two stage victories in Auckland and the Gold Coast and Alistair starting with top spot in Cape Town.

But the pair both admit that they already have one eye on next year’s race in Yorkshire.

Jonathan said: “Having an ITU World Triathlon Series event in Leeds is like a dream come true in many respects.

“To race at the highest level in the city where I grew up and have done all of my triathlon training is something that I’m already excited about.”

And Alistair says he expects the course to be lined with fans as the duo look to make a real impact ahead of the Olympic Games.

“It’s fantastic news that Leeds’ bid has been successful,” Alistair added.

“I am sure the crowds will come out in force to see a major triathlon event in Leeds for the first time, and I’m sure it will be a brilliant event.”

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