After the North American Katie Zaferes have achieved what has been their fourth victory of the season, it was the boys' turn, with Javier Gómez Noya 5 times world champion, Fernando Alarza, third in the World ranking, Mario Mola 3 times World Champion consecutively top, Vicente Hernández and Antonio Serrat.
With the absence of the leader Vicent Luis, the test had many options so that both Fernando Alarza as Javier Gómez Noya try to get the victory and the first place in the world. The opponent to beat was the South African Henri Schoeman which is second in the ranking with 73 points of advantage over Alarza and 106 over Noya.
The start of the competition had to be overtaken due to the threat of a strong electrical storm.
The race, which was held over distance sprint, began with the 750 meters of swimming where the first to leave the water was the South African Henri Schoeman, one of the best swimmers of the circuit, leaving with 2 second of advantage over Richard Varga and 6 over the rest of the group that left very stretched, Noya left in 11º to 12 seconds, Chente 14º to 14, Mola 18º to 18, Serrat 20º to 19 and Alarza 24º to 21.
Henri Schoeman He received a Second 10 penalty when riding early on the bicycle at the transition mounting point, which could decide the race.
In the beginning of the cycling sector of 20 kilometers, quickly the squad was unified with all the favorites after it had broken in the transition to the bike. The good news is that we could see Mario Mola in the head group with good feelings along with the rest of the Spaniards where Antonio Serrat stood out, pulling several times from the group.
The group was unified and rolled very fast throughout the segment, suffering several falls among its members, with a strong wind from the approaching storm.
Finally, they all arrived together with Noya in the lead to face the last thrilling 5 kilometers of foot race
In a quick transition Jelle Geens, Richard Murray and Kristian Blummenfelt came out very fast with a few meters ahead of the rest of the runners.
Behind Mario Mola, Javier Gomez Noya, Tyler Mislawchuk and Fernando Alarza were slowly rising positions until reaching the head to 3,8 kilometers to the goal. At this time Mola began to throw in the head trying to go picking up his teammates, the first to go down was Alarza and then Noya.
The 4 group stayed together until the last kilometer where we finally saw an exciting sprint with Jelle Geen y Mario Mola finishing the Belgian first and the Spanish second. Tyler Mislawchuk has been third, Fernando Alarza 6º and Javier Gómez Noya 9º. Antonio Serrat It has been 15º. Vicente Hernández has not finished the test
1 Jelle Geens 00: 53: 49
2 Mario Mola 00: 53: 50 + 00: 00: 02
3 Tyler Mislawchuk 00: 53: 53
4 Richard Murray 00: 53: 58
5 Kristian Blummenfelt 00: 54: 02
6 Fernando Alarza 00: 54: 05
7 Matthew Hauser 00: 54: 09
8 Bence Bicsák 00: 54: 16
9 Javier Gomez Noya 00: 54: 24
10 Jacob Birtwhistle 00: 54: 31
Fernando Alarza leader and Javier Gómez Noya third of the World
With the second place achieved today Fernando Alarza rises to the first place in the world ranking with 3.282 points, ahead of 82 points to the second placed Vicent Luis, with one race less,. Javier Gómez Noya climbs to third place with 3.108 and Mario Mola is already seventh with 2.293 points
The next appointment of the WTS will be in Hamburg (Germany) next Saturday also on sprint distance.
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