The Galician triathlete Cristóbal Dios is making a great season in the national calendar, and recently got the victory in the first edition of the Bioracer Janda and Sierra Triathlon, disputed in the province of Cádiz and organized by BYON Sport .
Christopher who has been dragging an injury for months, is leader of the Spanish Cup of MD and LD and won the San José test with authority.
This is why we wanted do an interview to see first hand your impressions about the test and how he will face the remainder of the season.
After the Mequinenza test and now with the victory in Janda, it seems that you are already at full capacity again.
It was the first edition of the competition. What can you tell us about the San Jose test? What has caught your attention the most?
It is a test that surprised me for good, since in the first edition of a competition there is always something to improve, but really This time I have nothing bad to say.
The truth is that everything very well organized, the refreshment stations, which is something necessary and important in the test they were very good.
I really liked some small details like the one that made a good barbecue after the race, a great end of party, that few organizations do and the truth that for the triathlete is very good and it is recommended that they continue doing it.
On the topic of truth circuits that very well, swimming in a very beautiful environment bike was hard, at first quite plain, where you could work the speed well, but then a fairly important ascent with a technical descent, in the end you had a lot of everything along the way.
As for the foot race, the circuit of the previous foot race had to be modified, but in the end a Nice career
What caught my attention the most is kindness the commitment of the organizer as of all the people, the truth that estuvo totally overturned with the test and it's something that you only see it in the northern area. Seeing this in the South leaves you Very good taste.
For people who plan to participate next year, what advice would you give them to face them with guarantees? Any point to control in the race?
For people to debut next year on this test, my advice is that Above all, prepare the cycling part well.
Swimming is done in a swamp, where the water is still, so you don't have to give it much importance, but what is the bike does take importance in this triathlon.
You have areas to go fast, but towards the end there is a important climb where you have to be patient and not having spent much on the beginning part.
In addition, the lowering of the last port of about 6-7 km Since it is very technical, you have to have a head in it, because if we risk we have a lot to lose.
The bicycle part is super important in this triathlon and I recommend that you work well if you want to debut in this test
Why did you choose the Byon Sport test to compete?
The truth that last year was when I met the organizing company, in fact there was a last minute change, since I was going to run the Guadiana triathlon last year, but I was selected to run the European championship that was held in Ibiza and As he agreed on dates I finally could not attend.
I was very sorry and wanted to go, and at the beginning of the year I spoke with the organization, which made me all the facilities to run and the truth is that I was very happy to have been here in a triathlon that is super recommended for everyone.
You also plan to go to the Guadiana Triathlon organized by Byon. Do you know the area Will you compete in MD or LD What are your expectations for this test?
If I plan to participate in the test, as I could not attend last year I was looking forward to it.
The truth is that I really want to run the long distance, in fact, sit would be my debut in the distance. To be my first LD can be very good.
Now I have to recover from my foot, now I have 12 weeks of recovery. But I will be telling what the physios tell me.
I will continue doing elliptical, in fact, I have been working with her for months and I have obtained very good results. With this type of training you can do very good sessions and I know that having bone edema I have to be patient to start running and to be in Guadiana.
Before the injury you were having a great season and with the victory in Janda it seems that you are already full again, how do you propose the rest of the season? What are your goals? Will you continue betting on the Spanish Cup?
Yes, I was getting a very good year, I won the triathlon of Guadalajara, one of the mythical of our triathlon, then I was third in the Spanish Cup in Seville, second in the Azores triathlon and then run in the Rioja where I had to retire for the injury.
From there I continued with the established plan maintaining the swimming and bicycle training. Forgetting the race on foot and working on the elliptical.
With this I did not lose much form and with a cold head and with patience, it helped me to make a good test in Mequineza and put myself as leader of the Spanish Cup and to win the San José test, it's to be happy.
La Spanish Cup was my goal of the season, where I am currently leading and there is only one test left.
I have the podium in my hand, in Ibiza I will have to see in what position I am since I depend on myself in the test
Are you considering trying an IRONMAN 70.3?
Now the main thing is to recover the foot, give importance to the injury, I do not think I have time this year since the season I have it with the Full of Guadiana and then the Championship of Spain in Ibiza.
My swimming is not competitive yet to participate in this type of tests. When I come from cycling I always have a disadvantage over the former.
The swimmers are going to take a huge advantage and they always make a group by bike and it is very difficult to ride great triathletes by bike.
Until I have a good point in swimming it will be very complicated, I do not rule out next year to try an 70.3 or a full IRONMAN, but we will see it with my coach as things go
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