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

The Portuguese Joao Silva has confirmed his role as favorite and has taken the victory in the Garmin Barcelona Triathlon after surpassing the Spaniard in the final sprint Mario Mola, in the race held this Sunday in Barcelona.

“It has been a very nice race. "I had a lot of fun," said the winner after his first participation in the Barcelona triathlon and after a highly contested race among the great junior triathletes, in which the Portuguese finally managed to surpass Mario Mola, Junior world champion in 2009, already Fernando Alarza, champion in the same category in 2010.

Despite the change in location at the swimming start and the shortening of the swimming distance, which went from 1.500 to 1.000 meters due to the strong waves that blew at Mar Bella Beach, Silva won the Garmin Barcelona Triathlon after leading the Try the walking tour.

The Portuguese had clear competitors throughout the course, both on the bicycle 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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