The Portuguese Joao Silva beats Mario Mola in the Garmin Barcelona Triathlon

The Portuguese Joao Silva has confirmed his favorite role and won the Garmin Barcelona Triathlon after beating the Spanish Mario Mola in the final sprint, in the race held this Sunday in Barcelona.

«It was a very nice race. I had a lot of fun », stated the winner after his first participation in the Barcelona triathlon and after a highly contested race between the great junior triathletes, in which the Portuguese finally managed to overcome Mario Mola, Junior world champion in 2009, and Fernando Alarza, champion in the same category in 2010.

Despite the change in location at the swimming start and the shortening in the swimming distance, which went from 1.500 to 1.000 meters due to the strong surf that was blowing at Playa de la Mar Bella, Silva won the Garmin Barcelona Triathlon after leading the try the walking tour.

The Portuguese had clear competitors throughout the tour, both on the bicycle circuit and on the foot circuit, but it was in the latter when he managed to take first place in a time of 1:45:43, the same time than Mola and five seconds better than Fernando Alarza (1:45:48). The fourth classified was Francesc Godoy (1:47:26) and the fifth, Albert Parreño (1:47:59)

Source: Europapress

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