Gómez Noya, "I want to do well in Vigo"
Gómez Noya returns to Samil, where he began to compete in 1998
Javier Gómez Noya experienced one of his first triathlons in the Samil area in 1998. Thirteen years later, the man from Ferrol, recently arrived from Beijing, where he took third place in the World Cup, is delighted to return to Vigo. He does so by assuming his favoritism and announcing that he will be in a position to fight for the win despite the lateness of the schedule. He also made it clear that he would think twice about participating in the Spanish Championship if it were not held in Galicia.
After taking part in tiathlon events around the world, Gómez Noya still remembers the difficulty of the circuit. "In Samil I did one of my first triathlons in 98, I know that there is a climb on the bike that can make the course hard and I think it is a demanding circuit," he commented on Radio Voz, while confirming that competing at home turns the Sunday test in particular: «Galicia is a plus, it is an extra motivation. Being a Spanish championship, if I go it is to try to do well and try to win. If it weren't in Galicia, I would think about whether or not to participate because of the date at the end of the season and after a complicated trip from China, but the fact that it is in Vigo makes me want to do it well. It's exciting that it's so close to home."
Yesterday morning he trained in Barcelona, at noon he caught a plane on his way home and now he has four days to recover and to adapt to the change in weather: "Let's hope he can recover well, more than because of the race itself, which was tough. , with cold and quite adverse conditions, because there was even ice, and now again you return to the change of climate and you have to adapt to other conditions like the ones we have here, and although it is not easy, I have already done it on other occasions since of long trips. I had already experienced a similar situation in the 2009 Spanish Championship and it turned out well, so I am optimistic and I hope I can perform well." He also points out that he is in good form.
The former world champion naturally assumes his role as favorite in Samil and even lists some of the casualties, but he does so without any kind of confidence: «I think I am the favorite based on the results, because in recent years I have won the championship, and also rivals that could be dangerous like Iván Raña and Mario Mola They will be in Japan disputing a round of the world series, but even so you cannot be misled because the level in Spain is getting higher and higher, there are very good people and you have to be focused that it will be a difficult race to be able to win it”.
«I know that there is a climb on the bicycle that can make the journey hard; it is a demanding circuit »