Interview with Xavier Boneta, fourth at TriGrandPrix UK

Here we leave you an interview with the fourth triathlete Xavi Boneta in the first TriGranPrix triathlon in the UK.

You will run the entire TriGrandPrix Championship. A perfect opportunity to visit 6 spectacular cities and gain media coverage. How do you face the first two stages? (UK and Zarautz)

With great enthusiasm, I am aware that both in the UK and Zarautz there is a level comparable to a world level. For me it is already an award to be able to compete with all these Cracks and this makes me even more eager to go out and give everything from the starting gun.

What did you think of Emberton Park National Park?

The site is incredible. The truth is that I was very surprised. It is an ideal place both for a competition and to spend a good day in nature. The lake is quite large and it is best to be able to run on fast terrain like this and very comfortable for the knees.

90kms on the left side of the road and with 60 kms / hr of wind. How did you experience it?

okay hehe!! last year I already ran the UK TriGrandPrix and already had some experience. What happens is that when you concentrate on the race, inertia, especially in the roundabouts, makes you go to the right and deconcentrate a little. But the truth is that I felt very strong and I was able to keep the distance between Jonathan Hotchkiss and me of approximately 3 minutes.

800 points in the first TriGrandPrix. How do you approach the stage 2 BH Zarauzko Triatloia?

The truth is that I did not expect to have such good feelings in the race. It was my third race of the year but I wanted to go full throttle from minute one so I could try to stay ahead. The days before the race, after the Catalunya championship, I had recovered quite well and I felt very good on the bike. I had prepared the bike in Fontromeu (France) cycling with Flecha, Boonen, Hermida and I think that was what helped me do so well.

With an imminent increase in races, because you bet on the TriGrandPrix circuit?

Last year I already went to the UK with TriGrandPrix and the attention was really personalized and very special. In 2010 I was able to verify that the TriGrandPrix team is very much for and for the riders, the truth is that you don't lack anything and this usually comes in handy especially before competing. The experience in the UK has been unbeatable and now at Zarautz it will surely be spectacular. Then I really want to run the hard circuit of Aritzaleku and then go to Kilkenny Castle in Ireland, run the spectacular circuit in Valencia and close the championship in Socoa. It will be a fun, beautiful and very comfortable circuit to do having the opportunity to meet many people and combine distances.

See you in Zarautz!

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