After a good swim and transition, which put me at the front of the second pack I jumped on my bike and my seat just gave way! After a smooth recovery and banging it back down (watch the highlight show) I jumped back on and resumed my race not losing very much time and still in a good position. But then after another minute I sat at the back of my saddle to balance the weight of it as it was still loose... and it just came off in between my legs!
It was then a decision to stop or keep going. I hate stopping in a race. Stopping always feels a lot worse than having a bad race. So I just carried on and linked up with a guy who had dropped off the pack. Plus there were still guys behind me- they ended up being lapped out. I used the rest of the race as a good hit out. I wanted to get onto the run and get a good session out of the race and practice for the upcoming Asian champs.
After people started realising what had happened the support from family, friends and random people in the crowd was amazing and kept me going even more! 58th was probably my worst result in a WTS but the experience ended up being incredible! I received a standing ovation from the crowd as I crossed the finish line. It definitely took some of the disappointment away from an overall bad result. London WTS really is the best atmosphere I have ever raced in!