Leanda Cave "embarrassed" by Wales triathlon selectors

Leanda Cave of Great Britain makes her way to the swim start of Ironman Nice on June 29, 2014
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Double Ironman champion Leanda Cave hits out at the Welsh Triathlon selectors after she was overlooked for the Commonwealth Games.

Double Ironman champion Leanda Cave has criticised the Wales triathlon selectors ahead of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

The 36-year-old was overlooked for the event, but both Non Stanford and Helen Jenkins, who were chosen ahead of Cave, have been ruled out of the Games due to injuries.

"I'm prepared to put it on the line for my country and I can't as the selectors didn't have the foresight to see they should always have a plan B," BBC Sport quotes Cave as saying.

"We could have had the best team in the world and we are now down to nothing. I'm almost embarrassed for the Welsh team right now."

Team Wales have stated that Cave was not considered for competition because she was not nominated by Welsh Triathlon.

Reigning world champion Stanford pulled out of the Games in June with an ankle fracture, while Jenkins was ruled out yesterday with a foot problem.

Cave was not included in the reserves list.

Helen Jenkins of Great Britain celebrates second place in the Elite Women's race in the 2014 ITU World Triathlon in Grant Park on June 28, 2014
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