Julián Sanz wins the triathletes of the Urbiko Triatloi in the challenge 300 Km BKOOL
The ultra-distance cyclist Julián Sanz overcame 302 kilometers on the BKOOL virtual training system in 8 hours and 19 minutes, winning the challenge that had been posed when facing three triathletes from the Urbiko Triatloi Taldea de Basauri team who completed 100 km each .
The three triathletes were unable to keep up with the pace that Julián maintained during the more than 8 hours that he remained impassive and focused on his bike.
The event was held at the Arrigorriaga Sports Center, during the celebration of the II Indoor Triathlon, witnessing another achievement of the Champion Julián Sanz, who tirelessly never ceases to amaze those who see the only Spanish runner who has competed up close and in action in the Race Across America.
Has it been difficult for you to keep up with the three triathletes you faced?
My goal was to be regular. Staying at my threshold during the 300 kilometers was the only way to keep up with each change of relay by the Urbiko team.
Did you ever see the challenge in jeopardy?
At kilometer 160, I had a 1-kilometre disadvantage, and I really found it difficult to maintain the pace imposed by the second relay, the one marked by Raúl Gómez del Río, but I was able not to move away, even turning it around at kilometer 200, where I started with a 1,7-kilometre lead over the last relay run by Ramón García. Already seeing that I could maintain the advantage, the last 50 kilometers I increased my pace and was able to lead by 7 km to finish the challenge with this advantage, being very satisfied to see that the body was able to respond facing the final stretch.
Has the competition system been attractive with BKOOL teams?
It has been very attractive and very pleasant to ride on these virtual equipment, being also very enjoyable to be able to view real images recorded during the Tour of Spain and reproduced during the challenge and reproducing the hardness as a greater or lesser resistance depending on the unevenness. This makes the motivation greater. A great system created by the BKOOL team.
Are there new challenges ahead with this system made here?
Yes, it may be a way to continue competing in winter and that is very motivating.
Next season, what are your goals?
Compete. Competing in the World Cup, in the Race Across America. I only think about competing, continuing to progress and competing. For this we need to make our way looking for the necessary economic support and that work is what concerns us now.