After the women's test, where it has been Katie Zaferes his third consecutive win in the WTS, it was the boys' turn, where we found the Triarmada in full, with Mario Mola , Fernando Alarza, Javier Gómez Noya, Vicente Hernández y Antonio Serrat.
The competition began at 06: 00 AM Spanish time with the 1.500 meters of swimming, the fastest to leave the water was Henri Schoeman followed by Vicent Luis to 2 seconds leading a very stretched group with 15 triathletes in 15 seconds. Noya left 9º to 8 seconds, Antonio Serrat 20º and Vicente Hernández 21º to 34 seconds, Fernando Alarza to 43 and Mario Mola left the 43 of the water to 1: 06 of the head.
Quickly, a group of 12 units was formed in the lead with Noya, Royle, Conin, Schoeman or Vicent Luis among others, passing with 23 seconds ahead of the chasing group in the first round. In this step Alarza, Serrat and Hernandez if they were in the pursuer group but Mario Mola passed with 1: 12 lost respect to the head of the race, losing many career options repeating what happened in Bermuda.
The leader of the race was gradually widening the gap on the chasing group to almost a minute in the passage through the fourth round. Finally the race leaders with 10 units arrived at the T2 with Noya in the middle of the group to start the decisive 10 km of running race. The Galician began to run with his lip very swollen due to a blow he received in swimming
The pursuer group with Alarza, Serrat and Hernandez reached 45 seconds and Mario Mola's group arrived at 2: 04 from the head of the race.
At the start of the race on foot Vicent Luis began to pull to break the race, forming a group of 6 units with Gómez Noya, Jonas Schomburg, Henri Schoeman, Marten Van Riel and Bence Bisáck leaving to try to fight for the medals.
In the passage through the first round Alarza passed tenth to 29 seconds cutting differences and leading the pursuer group where the young Alex Yee was. Shortly after the Briton with an impressive rhythm, he left alone in hunting of the head.
In the last part of the race we saw how the leading group was losing units to go through the last lap of the race with Schoeman, Luis, Noya and Bisáck. Behind Yee already passed in fifth position to 20 seconds. Fernando Alarza passed ninth to 37.
In the last lap we saw a nice duel between the leaders, with several attacks, until in the last kilometer they left Noya a few meters off, to fight for the medals.
Finally the victory has been for Vicent Luis with a time of 1: 43: 21 followed by Henri Schoeman (1: 43: 24) and for Bence Bisckák (1: 43: 26) occupying the third position
Javier Gómez Noya (1: 43: 38) has been fourth, Alex Yee fifth and Fernando Alarza sixth. Vicente Hernández It has been 17º, Antonio Serrat 26º and Mario Mola 28º.
Statements by Javier Gómez Noya
Alex Yee the fastest in the race on foot
The young British triathlete was the fastest to complete the 10 km of the race on foot with a time of 29: 58, Fernando Alarza has achieved the second best time with 30: 19. Javier Gómez Noya with his 36 years of age has run the 10 km in 30: 33.
Men's WTS Yokohama classification
|Vincent||Luis||01: 43: 21|
|Henry||Schoeman||01: 43: 24|
|In my opinion||Bicsák||01: 43: 26|
|Javier||Gomez Noya||01: 43: 38|
|Alex||Yee||01: 43: 57|
|Fernando||Alarza||01: 44: 06|
|Luke||William||01: 44: 07|
|Marten||Van Rail||01: 44: 09|
|Ryan||Sissons||01: 44: 13|
|Sat||Ward||01: 44: 19|
Vicent Luis World Leader
With this victory the Frenchman Vicent Luis strengthens himself as leader of the circuit with a fifth place in Abu Dhabi, a quarter in Bermuda Fernando continues second and Henry Schoeman climbs to third place. Noya is already fifth while Mario Mola falls to the tenth position
This year it has not been possible to repeat a Spanish victory in this race, where a Spaniard has won it in the last 5 years, with Mario Mola in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and Javier Gómez Noya en 2014 y 2015.
The next appointment the WTS of Leeds
The next appointment of the WTS will be in Leeds, Great Britain, home of the Brownlee brothers, where Alistair Brownlee will be on the starting line and if our Triarmada takes part in full, we will be able to see a duel between three of the best triathletes of the history, Javier Gómez Noya, Alistair Brownlee and Mario Mola.