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Emilio Aguayo and Gurutze Frades win the Valle de Buelna Triathlon

High temperatures marked the test

Yesterday one of the classics of the Spanish summer, the Buelna Valley Triathlon where again it had a large lineup of professionals at its starting line that had 380 participants

The Valencian, long distance runner-up in Spain, made his victory clear in the cycling sector. The Basque Gurutze Frades did the same in the women's category. The high temperatures led to numerous dropouts during the course of the test.

Antonio Benito was the first to leave the water with 3 minutes ahead of Alfredo Montes and Emilio Aguayo.

In the Aguayo cycling sector, with a strong rhythm on the bike, it reached the first of the race in the first kilometers of the sector, mastering itself to complete the rest of the segment, reaching T2 with 16 minutes of advantage over Óscar González.

In the running race Emilio Aguayo He knew how to maintain his advantage to win the test, improving his second place in 2017. Second was Pablo Herrero, last year's winner and Fernando Barroso third.

Aguayo, third this year at IRONMAN Lanzarote commented on his social networks: » Victory today in the Valle de Buelna Triathlon. I was already looking forward to returning to this tri where in 2017 I made 2nd behind @ tavotui1 (congratulations on today's race at IM Kalmar). They were not the best sensations, especially in the foot race, but we continue working to return to my best version.

Guru intractable on the bike

Gurutze Frades winning the Buelna Triathlon
Instagram / Gurutze Frades winning the Buelna Triathlon

In the women's event, the big favorite Gurutze Frades He was unrivaled and took a comfortable victory.

The first to emerge from the water was Helene Alberdi, who led Frades in this segment in almost 4 minutes. In the cycling segment Guru reached it to reach the finish line with more than 16 minutes of advantage over Helene Alberdi y Anna Rovira who ranked third.

Gurutze, the only Spanish woman classified for Kona, commented on her social networks: » Victory in the Buelna Triathlon 🏆🥇

I define my career as a rare day, with strange sensations, I was not feeling bad but it was hard for me to digest every km. The wind, the heat and the characteristics of the circuits have been wearing us down more than we thought and this has made the race harder.

For my part happy to take the victory. Happy to feel so lively. And happy to share podium with my compis Helene and Anna.
We continue! 🤙»

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