This morning the penultimate round of the races was held in Edmonton (Canada) Triathlon World Series where Jonathan Brownlee has achieved victory and with a great Mario Mola second with the Best time in the 00 walking race: 14: 47.
Bad luck for Javier Gómez Noya that he could not finish the test, since he suffered a fall on the last lap of the cycling sector. Fortunately he has not suffered serious injuries and in principle he will be in the Grand Final in Laussane. Fernando Alarza he has been eighth in the test
Regarding the test, the first to come out of the water was Vicent Luis, followed by Marten Van Riel and Ben Kanute 3 seconds away, the first Spaniard was Antonio Serrat 14th, Mario Mola was 21th to 29 seconds, Javier Gómez Noya 24th to 30th, Fernando Alarza 35 to 40 '' and Roberto Sánchez 54º, almost 1 minute from the head of the race.
In the cycling segment, a leading quartet quickly formed with Van Riel, Jonathan Brownlee, Vicent Luis and Ben Kanute, leading the chasing group of Mola, Noya and Alarza in the 29 second lap.
The leading group, thanks to a strong pace and good collaboration, was able to maintain an advantage over the peloton, managing to reach T2 with a 17-second advantage. On the last lap Javier Gómez Noya suffered a fall leaving him out of the race. He has suffered several injuries but it seems that none of them were serious.
In the foot race Jonathan Brownlee and Marten Van Riel set a strong pace from the start, marching forward and leaving their escape teammates. Behind Mario Mola, that we have been able to see him as in his best moments, he was cutting differences going through the second lap, fourth, already 15 seconds from the head of the race.
Finally Jonathan Brownlee he left on the last lap achieving victory in the test with a time of 54:52 followed by Mario Mola (54: 57) to 5 seconds and by Marten Van Riel (55:02). The current world cup leader Vicent Luis was fifth, securing his leadership for the Grand Final of Lausanne
Fernando Alarza with a great career finished in eighth position. Antonio Serrat it was 18º and Roberto Sánchez did not finish the test
Mario Mola is already second in the world
Vicent Luis has maintained the leadership of the ranking with its fifth place today reaching the sum of 4.180 points. Mario Mola with the second position today it rises to the second place in the ranking with 3.783 points, while Javier Gómez Noya (3.687) falls to third place and Fernando Alarza (3.325) is fourth.
With such a small difference, we will see in the Laussane Grand Final an exciting test to meet the 2019 Triathlon World Champion, where the Spanish have options to get a new title.
You can check the following link options that Spaniards have for the Grand Final.
Laussane will be held on August 31 on Olympic distance