Devils from Rivas and Cidade de Lugo win at the 'Villa de Pulpí'

The Galician club was proclaimed champion of the Super League in both categories, male and female, after this last day

With a great success of participation and organization, the last day of the First Division National Triathlon League was held yesterday, Sunday on the beaches of San Juan de los Terreros, both male and female. In it, the Madrid team CT Diablillo de Rivas won the victory in the men's category, followed by the Arcade Inforhouse Triathlon in Santiago and the Ondarreta Alcorcón Triathlon Club.
In the female category, the winners were the Cidade de Lugo Fluvial, followed by CT Diablillos de Rivas and Lider-Esproten-Tritoledo. Being the National League of Clubs, the times of six triathletes per team were added. This sum made the Diablillos de Rivas the winner of the pulpilean test, having as a paradox, that in the men's category, the winners of the test were Jesús Gomar and Jorge Naranjo, from the Cidade de Lugo Fluvial, who entered the finish line at the same time .

The sum of the times of the rest of his teammates, played a trick on them, because their effort was not enough to take the test, his team being classified in fourth position. In the female category, Estefanía Domínguez Calvo, from the Cidade de Lugo Fluvial, was the first to cross the finish line. The time achieved by the next five of their teammates, of the 10 with whom they participated, made them take a deserved victory
In the "Villa de Pulpí", it was also decided which teams would win the Super Triathlon League. The Cidade de Lugo Fluvial, both male and female, won the title of Champions for Galicia.
It should be noted that Iván Raña participated in it, arriving a few minutes before the start of the test. Iván Raña came from running on Saturday in the Triathlon World Championship that was held in Germany, specifically in Hamburg. Despite having participated the day before in such a tough test and coming from Hamburg, entering third position, just six seconds behind the winners, showing that for something he has been world champion and several times of Spain. In 2005 he was proclaimed Champion of Spain in Pulpí, and in 2006 runner-up, behind Gómez Noya. Raña has received an Olympic Diploma at the Sydney and Beijing Olympics and will be an Olympian at the London Olympics.
Federal satisfaction
The president of the Spanish Triathlon Federation, José Hidalgo, expressed his satisfaction with the great organization, stating that "Pulpí is the Spanish city that has held the most Spanish championships and most national events in the last 15 years." To say Pulpí, that is to say triathlon and, therefore, "the adjectives of praise have long since run out."
He is back at the same height he has been in recent years and the triathlon people leave very satisfied. It was a new challenge, a club league with 66 participating teams. The record for participation in this type of competition was broken and 12 were left on the waiting list. "Who could pick up a challenge of this dimension? Well, Pulpí, which is a record city when it comes to organization." It is at the highest organizational level of triathlon in Spain.
The president also wanted to highlight that 25 of the participating teams are in the female category, "that is, almost 40% of the clubs are women." He also stated that the future of triathlon in Pulpí "is on the right track." The new municipal corporation is also very committed to triathlon and is very clear that it is a city project and "we are going to be hand in hand with this corporation to support that development."
He also highlighted that the triathlon has its advantages and disadvantages and “it is that it has a great capacity to generate a very important economic impact throughout the region, since more than 1500 people have traveled here, two days of accommodation and everything that it supposes ».
In addition, he continues to state that there are 66 clubs throughout the national territory, «and what it means right now is to publicize a town like Pulpí, its magnificent beaches and other areas of Almería and the neighboring region of Murcia, in all Spain".

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