Today has been held in Logroño the third edition of the Triathlon of La Rioja, where the winner of last year Gustavo Rodríguez has returned to climb to the top with a time of 3: 52: 05, 6 minutes less than last year. The second place was for Joan Rivureta (3.54.20) followed by Pakillo Fernández Cortés (3.59.08) in third position.
The champion of last year could revalidate his title despite not being the fastest in the swim section, where several triathletes like Joan Ruvireta finished before him. But the Galician flew between vineyards to reduce distances and catch the head of the race.
From there, to maintain the distance in the 21 km traveled through the crowded streets of Logroño and celebrate in the poliderportivo del Adarraga his second consecutive triumph in the WineTri. Gustavo Rodriguez was so quick that he managed to improve his mark last year in 16 minutes.
This third edition stood out for its increase in participation, reaching the 600 athletes, 50 more than the previous one, which shows the growth of a scoring event for the Spanish Cup of Long and Medium Triathlon.
Also in the female category, more triathletes competed than the previous year, reaching the 60. From all parts of the state, from 39, different races moved to compete in a triathlon based on the calendar, which triathletes like a lot because they repeat most of them. Therefore the success in this third edition was demonstrated from the start at the pier of the Ebro.
In the female category the winner has been Cristina Roselló followed by Ana Revilla and bySonia Pariente occupying the third final position.
The winner declared as soon as she crossed the finishing line that she had never participated in the Triathlon of La Rioja but "it is very beautiful although the race on foot has been quite hard and that is always my best segment, but very happy with the result". The key to his victory was in the cycling segment where he found himself very well.