The way to face two triathlons in less than 24 hours is' with effort, with professionalism. I wanted to be here in Vigo and yesterday I had an inescapable commitment in France.
These efforts increasingly cost more. But I gave up here, I did my job. ' Because Javier Gómez Noya knows that competing is his job and he gives himself up. And, incidentally, it has parallel joys like that 'the second and the third were from my team, a great day for the Fluvial'.
Obviously, the Ferrolano admits 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 job of relay. In the end I took the victory but Fluvial took the three podium places. I don't know if it is historical but it is very important. A few years ago it was unthinkable that a Galician team was at the top of the podium. '
The only small shadow yesterday was the final penalty 'for placing the bike in a way that the judges did not 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 regulations all day. There are nonsense, norms that you do not 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 for the next time I already know how I have to leave the bike '.
Facing two appointments in a row is not new to Gómez Noya: 'I even did six in a row on the Iron Tour in 2005 or 2006. It costs regularly and I arrived quite tired. It's not an excuse. I have to compete and that's what I did. '
Finally, the Ferrolan wanted to thank the support of the admired fans from Vigo and recalled that 'the first time I competed in Vigo in 98 it was one of my first triathlons, I don't know if it was the second or the third, and the route was very similar too. It is beautiful, everything that is competing in Galicia is always a pride '.
Now, there remains some 'commitment' in the US, but he will not go to the Gijón duathlon World Cup: 'You have to know how to listen to the body.