Mario Mola comments the European Banyoles
This weekend Banyoles hosts the Premium Triathlon European Cup, a total of 33 Spanish triathletes will take part in this test. In the male elite category the favorites are two Spaniards: Javier Gómez Noya, current Triathlon world champion and Mario Mola, Junior Triathlon World Champion 2009.
The test will start on Sunday the 31st at 9.45am for the Elite Women category and at 12.45:XNUMX pm Elite Men.
In the week prior to the competition, we were able to confirm the presence of Javier Gómez Noya, triathlon world champion, “Knowing Banyoles, which is an ideal place for holding a triathlon and also thinking about my training sessions, I was definitely encouraged to participate. This time I will not compete at 100% of my performance, since next weekend I will have to be in London, but it will help me to try some things and enjoy the test "
Two days before the test, practically the entire circuit is already mounted and all the triathletes staying in the town that hosts the event, today we have been able to interview Mario Mola, a Spanish triathlete who has managed to establish himself among the elite of the sport after his first podiums in European Cup events and that he is fully focused on triathlon with a view to the Olympics that have appeared before him almost by surprise, he trains hard and hard to try to reach the top in a sport that counts every day with more followers.
Mario, how did you get started in the world of triathlon?
At the age of 15, I began to combine swimming with some running training, first, and cycling, later. Triathlon allowed me to be competitive again in an enjoyable, healthy and fun sport; That completely hooked me.
What are your expectations for the test?
I hope that the people who come to see us can enjoy an entertaining race and that both those who practice triathlon and those who do not feel even more curious about this sport and can see that we are not some kind of "super-men". The race will be responsible for placing each one in their place.
You have been competing in the World Series for a little time, with the move to Madrid, have your training and life changed a lot compared to last year?
My habits are still very similar, although the needs have increased due to the demands of the calendar and the races I run: training load, taking care of rest, planning races, etc.
What are your goals for the rest of the season?
I would like to be able to ensure my participation in the Olympics before the end of the year, through the World Cup events and some World Cups until the end of the year, in order to face the Olympic year with more peace of mind. Bearing in mind that this will not be easy at all, given the high level there is, I must work to keep improving and get as much experience as possible in each competition.
Parties among favorites. Do you see yourself with a chance of winning?
The presence of Javier Gómez Noya as a clear favorite, I think that makes the rest of us aspiring to the podium. If I am able to be close to him at key moments of the race, I will have a chance to make a good result. I think Javier will be a reference for everyone on Sunday.
From the organization we encourage all spectators to come and enjoy this magnificent competition that Banyoles will host this weekend.
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