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Alba Xandri and Pello Osoro, Spanish Winter Triathlon Champions in Ansó

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The athletes Alba Xandri (Saltoki Trikideak) and Pello Osoro (Delteco Eibar TT) got the first titles of the Spanish Triathlon Federation at stake in 2018, those of champion and champion of Winter Triathlon.

A spectacular day in the Ansó Valley and the Jacetania region provided the ideal setting for a demanding test, starting from the cobbled streets of the Villa de Ansó, where the race segment was disputed on foot. The mountain bike ride up to the slopes of Espacio Nórdico Linza, in an incomparable natural environment, was topped off with a decisive cross-country segment in ideal conditions.

The strategy played an important role for the winners and many more participants. Alba Xandri He reserved “strength in a race in which a very strong rhythm was set. I couldn't and I decided to save for cycling and cross-country skiing, and it worked out well. ” Words of a champion who prevailed over Enara Oronoz y Mari Cruz AragónThe Iberdrola Women's Trophy took third place for the best partial in Linza. Xandri, who had not competed for three years, "did not expect the title at all."

Pello Osoro I knew I had options and it was clear that "I had to put up with Joan Freixa on the bike ride because other years he had gone there, but I hadn't been thinking about the title." He managed to get with him to Linza and in a "very hard" race in which everything "went well" he finished the job with a very tight finish in which he prevailed on the snow. In a few seconds he entered Freixa, and somewhat more delayed the World Cup Jesús Alberto García Colás, who achieved the bronze medal.

For their part, Henar Etxeberria and Txomin Osoro achieved the U-23 titles; and Beatriz Barbera and Miguel Briz Martín those of Junior. Rafa Solís was proclaimed champion of Spain in Paratriathlon, and Joan Freixa added to his elite silver medal the title of Champion of Spain of Professional Collectives. Also noteworthy is the great atmosphere experienced in the Age Group event, and a large overall female participation in the event, with more than 40 women competing

By clubs, Saltoki Trikideak champion of Spain in the feminine category, ahead of the Las Rozas Triathlon Club and the AD Triathlon Ecosport Alcobendas. In the masculine, the victory was for the Hiruki Egues Valley Triathlon, with AD Reinosa-Campoo Triathlon in second position, and Stadium Casablanca Almozara 2000 taking the bronze. The CDM-ECL Avant Moncada won the Spanish championship for men's junior clubs.

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