Magnificent debut for Spanish Fernando Alarza that with the second place in this race has obtained the first silver medal of the season. 2012 will be an intense year as all the triathletes are going to play the qualification for the Olympic games.
The British Ritchie Nicholls won the Pan American Triathlon Cup, in the men's elite category, held in Viña del Mar and which had the participation of athletes from 23 countries.
The athlete British it took a time of 1 hour, 43 minutes and 53 seconds to finish the competition. In second position came the Spanish Fernando Alarza just 30 seconds and third finished the Argentine Rodrigo Nogueras 50 seconds behind the winner.
Alarza came out of the water very well, together with the Slovakian Richard Vargas and they tried to take advantage of the cycling stage, trying a break that was reached by the secondary group where Nicholls, the Brazilian Sclebin, the Argentine Tellechea, the North American Brown, the Mexican Garza and among them the Chilean Felipe Van de Wyngard.
The group only broke up in the last kilometer before the transition from the race sect. It was at that moment that Nicholls and Alarza escaped from the group and with a sustained rhythm they began to run without looking back. Nicholls sac
or a few meters of advantage in the last two laps to Alarza, who began to feel the wear of a performance in the water and that of the escape from cycling, so he could not get close to the British who arrived with a half-minute advantage.
Nicholls, I did not expect a result like the one obtained: we are in the middle of winter, I have not worked in the best way and I did not think to win in Chile, but I felt good and I am very happy with the result, I also liked this country a lot and I hope return next year to defend this title, commented the winner of the test.
The Spanish Miguel ÁNgel Fidalgo finished the competition in 17th place.
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