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Mario Mola wins the WTS of Abu Dhabi 2019 and Fernando Alarza third

Impressive performance of Alex Yee of 21 years that has finished in second position

Today was the first appointment of the World Triathlon Series in Abu Dhabi, usual appointment in the last 5 years to open the circuit, where two Spaniards had already achieved victory, Mario Mola (2015, 2016 and 2018) and Javier Gómez Noya (2017 in Olympic distance)

In the starting list were the 10 best triathletes from last year in the Ranking, led by Mario Mola with number 1 on the bib. Everything indicated that it was going to be a test "All against Mola”Since the Mallorcan is the great rival to beat in the WTS 2019. As for the rest of the Spaniards they were Fernando Alarza, Vicente Hernández y Antonio Serrat who competes in his first season as an elite.

Although it has not rained this year as it did last year, we have seen several falls just in the pit exit curve, giving it a point of risk when the peloton passed through that area.

Video output of the test

The test that was played over sprint distance, began at 11:06 Spanish time with a 750-meter swim, without wetsuit, where the fastest was Richard Varga, one of the best swimmers on the circuit, followed by Henri Schoeman and by Vicent Luis. Mario Mola started at 13 seconds, Fernando Alarza at 19, Antonio Serrat at 33 and Vicente Hernández at 36. As soon as he left, Varga suffered a fall that caused him to lose a lot of time.

Video drop out Boxes

The group came out very stretched, which made that in the first meters of the cycling segment from 20 kilometers to 5 laps, the top 3 tried to leave,

In passing through the first lap, a group of 15 was formed where neither Mola nor Alarza were, who were in the chasing group at 16 seconds, where little by little they were cutting time to go through the third lap and the entire squad unified with the two Spaniards in positions of head and the rest of favorites.

Cycling squad video

After the 20 kilometers of the segment all the favorites came together to face the last 5 kilometers of the race on foot, with a very fast transition where Hyden Wilde was the fastest and began to run as the first of the race leaving alone.

Behind the rest of favorites where Mario Mola and Fernando Alarza, who came out quite late in T2. Both little by little were going up positions in search of Wilde who was still in the lead. The young British Alex Yee, with a great career sector, was second.

In the passage through the first lap, Wilde passed first with two seconds over Alex Yee and Mario Mola who came together from behind. Fernando Alarza passed sixth to 5 seconds. On the last lap, we saw a nice duel between Mola and Yee, who were exchanging changes of pace, leaving New Zealander Wilde behind

Finally in the last meters of the test, Mario Mola It was hardening the pace to leave the British a few meters behind and get the victory with a final time of 00:52:00. Alex Yee (0: 52: 04) was second followed by Fernando Alarza (00:52:12) who entered third position. Vicente Hernández it was 20º and Antonio Serrat 22 º

Mario Mola wins the WTS of Abu Dhabi 2019 and Fernando Alarza third
Top 10 Men's WTS Ab Dhabi 2019

Throughout the season we will have to take into account the young British Alex Yee, who with only 21 years old has already achieved victory in the last world cup of Cape Down, and points out that it will have to be taken into account in this season. His great handicap in swimming, since in the running he has already shown that he has great qualities.

Spain currently has 3 places for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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