The Test Event in Paris ended after the start of the competitions last Thursday and the last test held today, the Mixed Relay.
The objectives of these competitions for our Triarmada and the Paralympic Triarmada was to see first-hand the circuits of the great Olympic event next summer and certify the classification of the Mixed Relay, as has been the case.
A great achievement that until now the Spanish Triathlon Federation had not achieved, since, at the premiere of this modality, in Tokyo 2020 we achieved it indirectly by classifying its athletes individually.
Therefore, it is the first time that Spain has achieved it directly, and at the expense of holding one last competition in the first three months of next year.
In today's test, which has finally been played as a duathlon, the relay formed by Roberto Sánchez, Anna Godoy, Antonio Serrat and the rookie Marta Pintanel defended with the 11th place achieved the points previously achieved and that allow us to finish this process in 8th place, qualifying directly the first nine.
Roberto Sánchez, 10th, the best of ours in Paris
Regarding the individual tests, the Top Ten achieved by the Valencian Roberto Sánchez Mantecón, was the most outstanding note of the Spanish expedition in the Men's and Women's Elite tests. Roberto was in the leading group from the start of the competition, finishing behind Blummenfelt and achieving an outstanding result on the Olympic circuit next year. you
Behind him, Sergio Baxter from Murcia finished in 15th place, with foot discomfort due to the foot race on the pavés part that punished the athletes a lot.
The third Spaniard at the finish line was the Catalan Genís Grau, 24th, closely followed by the Galician Antonio Serrat, 27th, who despite having a penalty for leaving his hat and glasses out of the box in the pits had problems in T2 before start the race on foot.
In the women's event it was not the day for our girls, with our four triathletes far from the leading positions from the start of the competition, suffering a very rough swim, and fighting for the bottom positions from the start of it.
Finally, the best of ours was the Aragonese Marta Pintanel, 45th, although closely followed by the Catalan Anna Godoy, 46th, the Valencian Noelia Juan 50th and the Extremaduran Miriam Casillas 54 ª.
Gold and silver for the Paralympic Triarmada
The day on Saturday was led by the Paratriathletes, who played a World Cup test in addition to their Test Event for the Paralympic Games in Paris.
And as usual, and despite not all being able to compete, they returned with medals for our country. The great protagonist was Dani Molina from Madrid, who despite having to compete in the competition in the duathlon modality due to the rains that fell the night before and to the detriment of his best sector, which is swimming, once again achieved a brilliant medal of gold in the PTS3 class.
While Marta Francés climbed to the second drawer of the podium, achieving the silver medal in the PTS4 category.