On Saturday at 8 in the morning the sixth edition of the Full, Half & Short Ican Triathlon Gandia.
With more than 1.000 participants, the port of the capital of La Safor was preparing to hold the triathlon race with greater distance from the entire Valencian Community. In addition, there would be medium distance and short distance triathlon.
The first to take the start were the participants of the Short, who had to complete 1,3km of swimming, 30km of cycling and 7km of running. TAfter the first segment, Celia Alanzor and Joan Muñoz led the short competition, with a significant distance from their pursuers.
One after another they got on the bicycle, to face a segment that this time would have to be played in non-drafting mode, that is to say that between a triathlete and another there should be 12 meters away, not being able to form platoons.
After the 30 kilometers of cycling there were changes in the head of the race being Naomi Martínez the female leader and Manuel Regidor the leader of the male race. Ahead of them were 7 kilometers of running race before crossing the finish line.
Finally and after marking the best time in this third segment, Sandra Piera, of CEA Bétera, was proclaimed winner of the II Short Ican Triathlon Gandia. In second position he crossed the finish line Ana Caleya, of the Tri Infinity Móstoles. Third place went to the triathlete of CEA Bétera, Naomi Martíne
z. In the men's competition, the winner of the Short Manuel Regidor distance, from the Marlins Triathlon Madrid club, was proclaimed. In second position, Mario Somoza of CDE Aguaverde crossed the finish line. In third position came the triathlete of the Valencian club CEC Antella Frutas Tono Alejandro Sanz, José Lluch.
At 8.15 hours the departure was given for participants in Half distance. Those over 400 enrolled in this distance would have to travel 1,9km of swimming, 90km of cycling and 21km of running.
The first triathlete of this distance to set foot in the sand would be David Maroto.In females, Romane Cizeron came out of the water in the first position. Triathlete after triathlete came out of the water and got on their bicycles to complete the three laps corresponding to the cycling circuit.
After almost three hours of competition, José María Donoso was running down in first position. In women Romane Cizeron continued leading their competition in the second transition.
Finally and after completing the half marathon, Alberto Gómez, of the Ondarreta Alcorcón Triathlon club, is proclaimed winner of Half Ican Triathlon Gandia, with a total time of 04: 06: 48. In second position he reached the finish line Rafael Madrid, from the Albacete Triathlon. Third place went to the triathlete of the local club Tutriatlon.com, Carles Escrivá.
In the women's competition, the winner of the Half distance was proclaimed, Pilar Sebastian, of the Pina Biciletas - Fundación Azierta - Toledo, with a total time of 04: 50: 03. Second came Romane Cizeron, from ASM Saint Etienne Triathlon 42. The third classified was the triathlete of the club Tutriatlon.comTeresa Ribes
The last to take the exit were the triathletes who were going to play the Full distance, 3,8km swimming, 180km cycling, 42km running race.
This competition would be responsible for deciding the long distance regional champions. In the first segment the triathletes would have to complete two laps to the swimming circuit.
The first triathlete to reach the first transition would be Marcos Pérez. In females, Andrea Memminguer would do the same. All participants were getting out of the water and getting on their bicycles to complete the six laps of cycling.
In this second segment and after completing the 180 kilometers, Ignacio Ruiz was leading the men's race. In women he continued leading the competition after cycling Andrea Memminguer. A marathon awaited them ahead, which after six laps to the circuit would take them to the finish line.
Finally, he was proclaimed winner of the VI Full Ican Triathlon Gandia, Marcos Pérez, from the Triathlon Orihuela club, with a time of 09: 01: 51. In second position came Cameron Keast, from CT Hurricane The Bike Run. Third place would be for Luis Miguel Ruiz, of the SBC Team Silverback.
In females after a hard third segment of the running race, she was crowned as the winner of the full distance Miriam Vega. In the second place and after an incredible marathon, he reached the finish line Simone Werner, from Tuvalum Poblats Maritims. Third place went to the local triathlete Cristina Moya, from Tripublidom.
The regional podiums
Marcos Pérez, of the Triathlon Orihuela club, in turn proclaimed himself a long distance triathlon regional champion. The runner-up went to Cameron Keast of the CT Hurricane The Bike Run. In third position I went up to the Marcos Pastor podium.
At the top of the regional podium, Simone Werner, from the Tuvalum Poblats Maritims, climbed. Second place went to Cristina Moya, from Tripublidom.
After more than 15 hours of competition, at 23 hours the goal was closed, with great satisfaction both from the participants, who were able to enjoy an incredible day of triathlon, both on the side of the organization, which ended a hard Triathlon jornda with the feeling of a job well done.
In 2020 we will surely live a new edition of the Full, Half & Short Ican Triathlon Gandia.