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

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Athletes Alba Xandri (Saltoki Trikideak) and Pello Osoro (Delteco Eibar TT) won 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 already from the cobbled streets of the Villa de Ansó, where the race segment was played on foot. The climb by mountain bike to the Nordic Space Linza tracks, in an incomparable natural environment, was completed with a decisive segment of cross-country skiing in ideal conditions.

The strategy played an important role for the winners and many more participants. Alba Xandri reserved "forces in a race in which a very strong pace was set. I could not and I decided to save for the bike and cross-country skiing, and it went well. " Words of a champion who won Enara Oronoz y Mari Cruz Aragón, taking the third classified Iberdrola Women's Trophy for the best partial Linza. Xandri, who had not competed for three years, "did not expect the title at all."

Pello Osoro I knew I had options and I was clear that "I had to put up with Joan Freixa on the bike ride because other years she had gone there, but I was not thinking about the title". He managed to get with him to Linza and in a race "very hard" in which everything "went well" finished the job with a very tight end in which he won over the snow. A few seconds entered Freixa, and something more delayed the mundialista Jesús Alberto García Colás, who achieved the bronze medal.

On the other hand, Henar Etxeberria and Txomin Osoro achieved the titles Sub-23; and Beatriz Barbera and Miguel Briz Martín those of Junior. Rafa Solis 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 highlight the great atmosphere experienced in the age group test, and a large female participation in the day, with more than 40 women competition

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


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