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Javier Gómez Noya European Runner-up IRONMAN 70.3 and Pablo Dapena third

The Galician triathlete with an exhibition in the race on foot has been second remaining just 11 seconds of the victory. Pablo Dapena has been third

Today it was held in Einshore (Denmark) on IRONMAN 70.3 European Championship where we could see an epic performance of Galician Javier Gómez Noya climbing more than 3 minutes in the race on foot to get the European subchampionship.

In the test we counted on the presence of Eneko Llanos, Pablo Dapena, Anna Noguera and Vicenç Castella.

The test started at 8: 30 in the morning with the 1.900 meters of swimming, where Javier Gómez Noya was the fastest coming out with Pablo Dapena at the head of the race. At 7 seconds Daniel Bækkegård and 26 left the Brit Thomas Davis. Eneko Llanos left the 15º to 1: 28.

In the cycling sector, quickly with a strong rhythm, the Danish Miki Taagholt took the lead to pass through km 18 with 1:05 advantage over a group of 7 where they were the North American Rodolophe Von Berg, the Belgian Pieter Heemeryck, Javier Gómez Noya and Pablo Dapena or Ruedi Wild among others.

In the final part of the course, Rodolophe Von Berg rallied to reach T2 first, followed by Florian Angert and Miki Taagholt at 1:29. At this point Javier Gómez Noya got off the bike seventh at 3:34 and Pablo Dapena ninth at 3:37 from the head of the race. Here Eneko Llanos was the only tenth at 6:12.

From here, the Noya recital began, cutting differences to each kilometer that passed, I was advancing posts to be third at 1: 58 in the passage through the 6,3 km.

The Galician continued to cut time with respect to Rodolophe Von Berg to be in the absence of 3 kilometers to just 22 seconds, putting exciting the final part of the competition.

For his part, Pablo Dapena, with a large career sector did the same as Noya cutting time and climbing to third place in the race and 1: 11 in the 18 kilometer and outstripping in 1: 35 to Patrick Nilson, securing the bronze medal .

Finally  Rodolophe Von Berg took the victory in the test with a time of 3: 39: 31 with 11 seconds ahead of Galician Javier Gómez Noya (3: 39: 42). Pablo Dapena (3: 40: 59) has been third and  Patrick Nilson fourth third with a time of 3: 42: 52. Eneko Llanos has been eleventh with a time of 3:47:20,

Rodolophe Von Berg has Italian nationality through his mother and Belgian through his father and currently lives in the United States. We are confirming this point.

Goal of Rodolophe Von Berg

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