The way to tackle two triathlons in less than 24 hours is' with effort, with professionalism. I wanted to be here in Vigo and yesterday I had an unavoidable commitment in France.
These efforts cost more and more. But I performed here, I did my job. ' Because Javier Gómez Noya knows that competing is his job and he surrenders. And, incidentally, it has parallel joys like that 'the second and third were from my team, a great day for the Fluvial'.
Obviously, the Ferrol recognizes that 'it was not fresh. I had a hard time getting into the test. Later, in the foot race, both Jesus and I did a good relay job. In the end I took the victory but Fluvial took three places on the podium. I do not know if it is historical but it is very important. A few years ago it was unthinkable for a Galician team to be at the top of the podium. '
The only small shadow yesterday was the final penalty 'for positioning the bike in a way that the judges didn't like. At the international level there are some rules, you get here and there are others ... What I am not going to do is study the rules all day. There are nonsense, rules that you don't understand well and then there are blows and things in the water that are not penalized. But hey, that's not my job, my job is to run and by next time I already know how I have to leave the bike. '
The fact of facing two appointments so in a row is not new for Gómez Noya: 'I even did six in a row on the Iron Tour in 2005 or 2006. It costs regular and I arrived quite tired. It's not an excuse. I have to compete and that's what I did. '
Finally, the Ferrol wanted to thank the support of the admired Vigo fans and recalled that 'the first time I competed in Vigo in '98 it was one of my first triathlons, I don't know if the second or the third, and the route was very similar. also. It's nice, everything that is competing in Galicia is always a source of pride. '
Now, he has some 'commitment' left in the US, but he will not go to the Gijón Duathlon World Cup: 'You have to know how to listen to your body'.