The first test for Melina Alonso since she started her preseason in October ended with a fourth place, behind triathletes competing in World Cups and in the World Triathlon Series.
The title of the XX Mediterranean Triathlon was finally decided in a single race due to a last minute drop that forced the competition to be restructured and the previous tie that was planned to be canceled.
On a circuit of 500 meters of swimming, 13,2 kilometers of cycling and 3,5 km of running, the member of the Ferrol Triathlon came out of the water in second position along with a group of four outstanding ones.
During the cycling segment, Melina Alonso remained among the escapades participating in the relays. After suffering a fall before reaching the second transition, the final segment started as fifth.
The Ferrolana improved her position in the race on foot, crossing the finish line in fourth place and also being the best Spanish as Tamara Gómez finished ninth.
In this way, the Dutch Rachel Klamer certified the favoritism that gave her the 22nd position in the world ranking and took the victory in the Sicilian race.