Today it has been played in Leeds (England) the fourth round of the Triathlon World Series, where a duel was expected in style with the Brownlee brothers (Alistair and Jonathan) and the triad with Javier Gómez Noya, Mario Mola, Fernando Alarza, Vicente Hernández y Antonio Serrat.
To this duel the young British has united Alex Yee, that with the best time in the past WTS of Yokohama and with today's race has shown that we must take this into account for this season, the Olympic Games and the future world series
After the female test where Georgia Taylor-Brown he has achieved his first victory in a WTS, the guys have not disappointed us and we have seen one of the most exciting races of the last years.
The test began with the 1.5 km of swimming where the first to leave the water was Henri Schoeman followed by a very stretched group with Alistair Brownlee 7º to 7 seconds, Jonathan Brownlee 11º to 9, Javier Gómez Noya 13º to 13, Vicente Hernández 17º to 15, Fernando Alarza 20 to 17, Antonio Serrat 29 to 22 and finally to Mario Mola 35 leaves with 48 seconds disadvantage over the head of the race.
After a rapid transition in the T1, the Brownlee brothers took the lead of the leading group formed by 28 units seeking to toughen the race in the cycling segment. Mario Mola left in the pursuer group about 1 minute behind where also was the British Alex Yee.
Shortly after the first round, the youngest of the Browels left with the Frenchman Dorian Coninx to get an advantage of 6 seconds in the second round. Behind the mola group was losing time going to 1: 07 of the head of the race.
In the following laps with the group already joined, an intense pace was maintained until, in the absence of 10 km to leave the bike, Alistair Brownlee and Russell White attacked in search of reaching the T2 with an advantage.
Finally Chente arrived first at the T2 with a few seconds of advantage over the group, with all the options for victory by the favorites. The group of Mola and Yee arrived at the transition with 1: 02 minute of disadvantage on the first ones of the race.
In the first kilometer of the race on foot, the group broke with an attack by the German Jonas Schomburg, leaving the Spaniards and Alistair a little behind, but little by little they reached the group where the Brownlee brothers were.
In the passage through the first round Jonas Schomburg was the leader with 8 seconds ahead of the group that was less unified, where ALISTAR Brownlee and Antonio Serrat had taken off a little by going to 15 seconds
Little by little Noya's group, which started to pull, was cutting the distance with the German, to reach him halfway. Alarza was still in the group and Jonathan Bronwlee was starting to get out.
The South African Henry Schoeman attacked shortly after getting a lead of a few seconds definitively breaking the group of Noya, Jacob Birtwhistle, McElroy and Sam Ward.
On the last lap with the 5 in the lead the Australian Jacob Birtwhistle He made a strong attack leaving alone and allowing him to take the victory with a time of 1: 45: 12. He has achieved the best time in the race on foot with 00: 30: »1
Behind in the fight for the podium, we saw a beautiful duel with Javier Gómez Noya y Matthew Mcelroy to finally see how Noya got the third place behind Mcelroy
Fernando Alarza it has been ninth, Antonio Serrat 19º, Vicente Hernández 22º and Mario Mola 29 arriving at 2: 48 of the winner of the test. The young British Alex Yee, with the fifth best time on foot, he finished at the 15º square
Men's classification WTSLEEDS 2019
|Athlete||Country||Lap Time||Time / Difference|
|Jacob Birtwhistle||AUS||0: 07: 44||1: 45: 12|
|Matthew McElroy||USA||0: 07: 50||01:45:19 +00:00:07|
|Javier Gomez Noya||ESP||0: 07: 52||01:45:21 +00:00:09|
|Henri Schoeman||RSA||0: 08: 02||01:45:31 +00:00:18|
|Sam Ward||NZL||0: 08: 13||01:45:42 +00:00:30|
|Vincent Luis||FRA||0: 08: 04||01:45:46 +00:00:34|
|Marten Van Riel||BEL||0: 08: 04||01:45:47 +00:00:35|
|Pierre Le Corre||FRA||0: 08: 04||01:45:47 +00:00:35|
|Fernando Alarza||ESP||0: 08: 05||01:45:49 +00:00:37|
|Jonas Schomburg||GER||0: 08: 09||01:45:52 +00:00:40|
|Antonio Serrat Seoane||ESP||0: 08: 24||01:46:47 +00:01:35|
|Vicente Hernandez||ESP||0: 08: 39||01:47:20 +00:02:08|
|Mario Mola||ESP||0: 08: 29||01:48:02 +00:02:48|
Fernando Alarza third and Javier Gómez Noya fourth of the world
Fernando Alarza third in Abu Dhabi, ninth in Bermuda, sixth in Yokohama and ninth in Leeds, falls to third place in the world.
Noya with the third place achieved today goes up to fourth place in the Ranking, where Vicent Luis continues as leader with 3.200 points.
|Name||Last name||Total Tests||Total Points|
|In my opinion||Bicsák||3||1769|
Next appointment Montreal
The next appointment of WTS 2019 will be in Montreal (Canada) the next 28 in June. It will also be held in England the Mixed relay event in Nottingham on June 15
Noya »I'm happy, two podiums at 3 races is fine for my goal is qualifying to Tokyo»
After the race, Noya commented to the ITU commentators
«I have not felt very well neither the water nor on the bike, but it has felt much better in the race
Always a podium is positive, cycling has been very hard at all times and it has not been possible to complete any break
I'm happy, two podiums in 3 racing is fine for my goal is qualifying to Tokyo«
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