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Casper Stornes gives surprise at the Bermuda World Series

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The young Norwegian has surprised everyone by escaping into the cycling sector and achieving victory. Mario Mola was fourth with a great comeback.

Today the second stage of the Triathlon World Series in the Bermuda Islands with the presence of 52 men and 32 women who took the start in the elite category.

The test has been disputed on Olympic distance (1,5-40-10) in a tough cycling circuit with 10 ascents to Corkscrew Hill with a technical descent that has made the differences in the test.

The test began at 6 in the afternoon at about 23 degrees Celsius, with the 1.500 meters of swimming, without neoprene, in the crystal clear waters of the Bermuda Islands in the port of Hamilton, where the fastest was Henry Schoeman, one of the fastest swimmers on the circuit, followed by Pierre Le Corre and Ben Kanute. Mario Mola started 28 seconds, Fernando Alarza 33 and Uxío Abuín 35 seconds behind the race leader.

On the tough cycling circuit with the spectacular climb to Corkscrew Hill, a 15-unit front group quickly formed with Schoeman, Blummenfelt, Richard Murray. Mario Mola and Fernando Alarza passed in a chasing group at 30 seconds while Uxio Abuín did so at more than 50 seconds. Little by little they added units to the group to finally regroup at km 10 of the race, forming a squad of 30 units where all the favorites were where the Norwegian Casper Stornes, the youngest triathlete of the test at 21 years old, took advantage of the break to launch a solo attack reached 2:26 advantage.

Finally Stornes arrived alone in T2 with 1:16 of advantage over Blummenfelt who attacked in the final part of the cycling sector along with his compatriot Gustav Iden and the Danish Andreas Schilling. The main group with Mola, Fernando Alarza and Uxío Abuín arrived at T2, arriving 2:16 behind the race leader.

In the 10 km race on foot we could see 2 different races; one of Stornes for the victory and behind the fight for the podium

In the first round, Stornes maintained the advantage over his pursuers by passing with 1: 19 advantage over Blummenfelt, Iden and Schilling. Mario Mola passed to 2: 11 leading the pursuer group.

Mola, with a great sector of the foot race, went up positions to get fourth on kilometer 5 of the race. Ahead Stornes continued to maintain his advantage over his compatriots, although he was already losing difference with respect to Mola going to 1:47.

Finally the young Norwegian Casper Stornes He won the victory in his third participation in a World Series with a time of 1:54:48. Behind Kristian Blummenfelt (1:49:21) came in second and Gustav Iden (1: 49: 21) third. Mario Mola (1:49:52) came in fourth place, while Fernando Alarza entered sixth position. Uxío Abuín He finished the test in a great 15th position, achieving his best classification in a World Series.

Mario Mola with the fourth place is placed as Ranking leader 2018 world

Mario Mola leader of the World ranking in Bermuda

Male classification

1 #43 Casper Stornes NOR 1:54:47
2 #24 Kristian Blummenfelt NOR +00:00:20 01:55:08
3 #6 Gustav Iden NOR +00:00:23 01:55:10
4 #2 Mario Mola ESP +00:00:57 01:55:45
5 #28 Rodrigo Gonzalez MEX +00:01:10 01:55:58
6 #12 Fernando Alarza ESP +00:01:20 01:56:08
7 #29 Dorian Coninx FRA +00:01:20 01:56:08
8 #1 Henri Schoeman RSA +00:01:36 01:56:24
9 #34 Ryan Bailie AUS +00:01:40 01:56:28
10 #26 Crisanto Grajales MEX +00:01:41 01:56:29

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