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The 20 British Alex Yee wins the Cape Town World Cup

The young triathlete has achieved his first victory in the elite category. Vicente Hernández finishes ninth in the test

After the spectacular comeback of the Japanese Ali Ueda and the great performance of the Spanish Triarmada with the sixth place in Mirian Casillas and the eighth of Sara Perez, it was the turn of the men's event, which highlighted the absence of last minute of the South African Richard Murray , winner of the last two editions, due to stomach problems. The competition had many triathletes of the WTS, ensured a very close race. As for the Spaniards they took the starting line Vicente Hernández, Roberto Sánchez y Alberto e Ignacio González.

The test started with a little delay, due to a blackout in the city, began with the 750 swimming meters where Richard Varga was the fastest followed by Igor Polyanskiy and Henri Schoeman. A second 18 left the pursuer group led by Delian Stateff. Alberto González was the first Spaniard to go to 31 seconds from the head of the race.

Exit of the test

In the first round of cycling segment the persecuting group was cutting distances on the head three, to finally unify in the passage through the second round forming a group of 9 units with Schoeman, the Polyanskiy brothers or Richar Varga among others. Behind were two groups, one to 15 seconds where were Vicente Hernández and Alberto González and another to 36 seconds with Ignacio González and Roberto Sánchez.

Finally a squad of 42 units arrived, very stretched with Schoeman at the head, where all the Spaniards were, with nothing decided to face the last 5 kilometers of running race where everything would be decided.

In the passage through the first round the British Alex Yee was the first to pass with 12 seconds ahead of Schoeman, Silva and Nieschlag. Vicente Hernandez was ninth to 10 seconds of the podium positions.

Finally the British Alex Yee has achieved victory in the test with a time of 0: 52: 04 followed by the North American Tony Smoragiewicz (00: 52: 20) and by the Portuguese Joao Silva (00: 52: 20) occupying the third position.

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Vicente Hernández finished in a great ninth position, while Roberto Sánchez it was 15º, Alberto González 19º e Ignacio González 39 º

Alex Yee, is a promise of the British triathlon, where in addition to having achieved this victory, the first in a world cup had already been World Junior Duathlon Champion in Avilés in 2016 and Junior Duathlon European Champion in Soria.

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