Valencia has hosted the European Triathlon Sub 23 Championship and European Paratriathlon Championship in a day in which the weather conditions have allowed the tests to be held smoothly, and with the local triathlete Javier Lluch as a great protagonist to get the silver medal in the 23 sub test.
The men's event was the one that closed yesterday's competitions, and it was vibrant until the end. The first two segments were not decisive, so a large group reached the second transition together to fight for podium positions very openly.
It was the Valencian Javier Lluch who from the beginning set a better pace escaping with the British Dijkstra. Behind, a second group commanded by Roberto Sánchez, who also competed at home, tried not to lose his wake.
Finally, Javier Lluch arrived in second place, greeting his friends and family before crossing the finish line. Finally, the third place of the podium corresponded to the Swede Sandör.
The rest of the Triarmada was classified as follows: Roberto Sánchez 7º, Romaric Forqués 23º, Alberto González 29º, and Carlos Oliver left.
Previously, in the women's race, the podium was led by Germany's Lisa Tertsch, with France's Pauline Landrón being second and bronze for Valentina Riasova. The three marched in the chasing group in the bike segment, and they got off with 15 seconds of disadvantage over the race leaders
. Next to them marched the Spanish Sara Guerrero, which in the end was the best of ours in goal finishing in eighth place. As for the rest of the national triathletes, the Valencian Noelia Juan was the 14ª, María Rico the 25ª and Paula Herrero the 42ª in her international debut in a European Championship. Finally, Claudia Pérez could not finish.
European Paratriathlon Championship
Saturday's competitions in Valencia began with the European Paratriathlon Championship, who left at three in the afternoon after the measures taken during the previous days due to weather conditions.
The Spanish Triathlon Federation had a wide representation that added a good number of medals for the national expedition.
Susana Rodríguez and your guide Paula García Godino (PTVI) achieved gold in the female category. In the same PTVI class, José Luis García y Ángel Salamanca they also finished first on the podium, accompanied by Héctor Catalá and his guideto Gustavo Rodríguez. In the PTS3 class, Madrid Dani Molina climbed to the top of the podium
. For its part, Jairo Ruiz (in the PTS5 class) he added a new medal to his international medal winners, obtaining the silver medal. And finally, the canary Lionel Morales He achieved bronze in PTS2.
As for the rest of the paratriarmada, Eva Moral, in the PTWC class, finished fourth; and Rakel Mateo, fifth in PTS2. In the men's races, Kini Carrasco was fifth (PTS3), Juan Jesús Aguiar 11º (PTS4), José Manuel Quintero 10º (PTWC) and José Joaquín Martínez Rincón 7º (PTS2).
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