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Spain sixth in mixed Hamburg relay triathlon

The victory has been for the French team and Spain has achieved its best result to date.

After the individual test held yesterday in Hamburg, where they got the victory Non Standford y Jacob Birthwisle today it was the turn of the mixed relay triathlon where many triathletes who competed yesterday have repeated and participated in this spectacular event.

The Spanish team consisted of Anna Godoy, Antonio Serrat, Miriam Casillas y Roberto Sánchez Mantecón.

Each component of the mixed relay team has to completer 300 meters of swimming, 7 kilometers of cycling y 1,7 kilometers of running race.

Although at first Mario Mola and Fernando Alarza were going to participate in the test, finally due to fatigue and yesterday's falls they did not do so. Although in a good strategy the team has chosen triathletes who did not participate yesterday in the WTS having a team capable of yielding to a great performance.

The first round he made Anna Godoy she was the second to come out of the water with the whole group coming out together. In the cycling segment, the group remained united to arrive in second position in the foot race.

In the second relay, with Antonio Serrat the group was unified arriving at the race on foot all together. In the foot race Leo Bergere, Van Riel and Tayler Reed went a little ahead to reach the third relay with Belgium, France and New Zealand in the top positions, Spain was seventh 11 seconds away.

The turn was for Miriam Casillas in the third relay where she was seventh. With France in the lead with a 12-second advantage over New Zealand. On the bike the group was unified again with 7 teams, reaching T2 all together. The United States, which had had a 1-minute disadvantage with Katie Zaferes, cut it to 30 seconds when arriving at T2.

Finally the French Beaugrand went ahead to give the relief to her partner in first position with a 5-second advantage over New Zealand and Belgium. Spain was sixth to 10 seconds.

Roberto Sánchez Mantecón He was in charge of the fourth relay, on the weekend of his debut in the WTS.

The first to emerge from the water was France followed by Germany at 2 and Canada at 5 seconds. Roberto was seventh in 17 seconds.

Ahead Vicent Luis and Justus Nieschlag began to roll very hard to try to get the maximum advantage over the chasing group.

Finally, France and Germany reached the last sector of the race together with a 20-second advantage over the teams from the Netherlands, Spain, New Zealand, Belgium, Australia and Canada.

Vicent LuisAs he showed yesterday, he is at a great level and little by little he was distancing himself from the German to get the victory for the French team. The second was Justus Nieschlag giving silver to German and the third place has been Jacob Birtwhisle for Australia. Roberto Sanchez finally he was sixth giving the best position achieved by Spain to date.

Spain had a 10-second penalty for lowering a component after the dismantling line, which Roberto had to do before reaching the finish line, which has taken fifth place from Spain.

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