Magnificent debut for the Spanish Fernando Alarza who with second place in this race has achieved the first silver medal of the season. 2012 will be an intense year as all 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, played in Viña del Mar and with the participation of athletes from 23 countries.
The athlete British He used a time of 1 hour, 43 minutes and 53 seconds to finish the competition. In second position was the Spanish Fernando Alarza just 30 seconds behind and the third Argentinean Rodrigo Nogueras finished 50 seconds behind the winner.
Alarza came out of the water very well, along with Slovakian Richard Vargas and they tried to take advantage in the cycling stage, trying to get away 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 separated in the last kilometer before the transition of the race sectod. It was at that moment that Nicholls and Alarza ran away from the group and with a sustained rhythm 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 and tear of a performance in the water and that of the escape from cycling, so he could not approach the Briton 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 plan to win in Chile, but I felt good and I am very happy with the result, I also really liked this country and I hope come back next year to defend this title, said the test winner.
The Spanish Miguel ÁNgel Fidalgo finished the competition in 17th place.
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