Iván Raña and Uxío Abuín will be at the Rotterdam Grand Final

The Spanish Triathlon Federation has announced the components of the men's team that will participate in the Grand Final of the World Series in Rotterdam

With our three big favorites Mario Mola DiazJavier Gómez Noya Fernando Alarza As headliner, the technical management of the Spanish Triathlon Federation has made known the national team Elite Men who will represent us in the Grand Final of the #WTSRotterdam World Series the next September 16.

La #triarmada will also have three other athletes in the competition Elite Men, the Canary Vicente Hernández and the Galicians Uxío Abuín Ares e Ivan Raña in which it can be one of the last opportunities to see the best triathletes we have had in the last two decades competing together. Veteran and novice, and with seven world titles behind him, Ivan Raña in Cancun makes 15 years, the five of Javier Gomez Noya and the last one got last season by Mario Mola.

Mario will start with the 1 number

Mario is maximum favorite to revalidate his title and add a second world cup to his record. With the victory in Dutch lands his final triumph would be assured, and in fact he has the podium almost mathematically assured, and only an abandonment or finishing outside the first 50 would prevent it. For the final victory, finishing in the top five could help.

Javier Gómez Noya, the flamboyant fivefold world champion who seems to go through a second youth.

With the aim this year to achieve the Ironman world title in distance 70.3 has faced the World Series without pressure, but has shown once again to be the great dominator in the Olympic distance and that can give war to the youngest in shorter events such as are those of Sprint. His options to win his fifth world pass to achieve victory in Rotterdam and that Mario did not finish in the top five. The rest of the options would be less and less depending on the position obtained and the difference in Mario's advantage.

Fernando Alarza will fight to be on the podium

The third Spanish option passes through the talaverano Fernando Alarza, who signed an impressive start to the season, finishing in the top four in Abu Dhabi, Gold Coast, Yokohama and Leeds. The second part of the season has been a bit more complicated for him, with falls and dropouts that have taken him off the podium

. But he has not been denied options to finish in the top three or who knows if he is the new world champion. If Fernando won in Rotterdam, Javi would have to finish in the top three and Mario Mola in the top eight to prevent the Talaverano's first world championship, and focusing only on the Spaniards. Although its most realistic goal is fight to occupy the third drawer of a podium that would be historic, and for that he will have to beat Richard Murray, Kristian Blummenfelt and Jonathan Brownlee, our main threats.

South African, Norwegian and British are currently in the provisional positions 3º, 5º and 6º respectively, and are the only ones that can endanger a Spanish victory or that we finish in the first three positions of the final ranking of the World Series. It will be necessary to have a calculator on hand to follow the tests on Saturday, which can also be followed live and on the Spanish Teledeporte television channel.

Vicente Hernández looking to improve his ranking in the Ranking

For its part, Vicente Hernández wants to put the final culmination in Rotterdam to a great campaign, which has achieved its most important goal, recover from the injury suffered after the Olympics. and that it lasted him since October of last year. His return to the competition has been very positive, signing great races and ranking among the top ten at different times of the year. He is currently in the 15º position and will seek to improve some position in the final classification with a great performance in Dutch lands.

Ivan Raña prepares in Rotterdam on his way to Hawaii

De Ivan Raña to say, the pioneer, the one who opened the way for the general public and that He has done so much for our sport since the 90 years. Brand new world champion, double Olympic diploma, and for a few years fighting to achieve another dream, victory in the Hawaii Ironman. In fact that is the great objective for this season, but the Rotterdam test, the distance and the layout of the circuits, have made it possible for it to be the starting point, and that it joins the most powerful expedition that we have ever had in the race. history of the Spanish triathlon.

Uxío Abuín opens this year in the World Series

Our last representative will be the young Galician Uxío Abuín, which will be released this year in the World Series in the most important race of all those that are disputed. After some good results in European Cups such as Las Palmas de Gran Canaria or Altafuya, or the fifth place achieved in the European Kitzbühel have given him the opportunity to be in a historical event and competing with some of his idols.

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