Miquel Blanchart Long Distance European Champion

Great weekend for the Spanish Triathlon, Miquel Blanchart has been proclaimed today Long Distance Triathlon European Champion, Peru Alfaro, third place and Richard Calle, eighth

If only a month ago Miquel Blanchart proclaimed himself the Spanish Medium Distance Triathlon Champion in Vitoria, it was today, in the Finnish town of Tampere, when he showed that coincidences do not exist, showing his superiority over his rivals, reaching the finish line. in first position, with a total time of 05:33:07.

In second position came the Finnish Jarmo Hast, with a time of 05:37:32, and third place went to the Spanish Peru Alfaro, 05:38:26. The other Spaniard who has represented Spain in this Championship, Richard Calle, 05:40:41, achieved eighth position, thus maintaining the three Spaniards in the Top10 of the test.

The triathletes had to complete a circuit of 4000 meters swimming, 120 km cycling and 30 kilometers running. At the exit of the water, a first group of about 10 triathletes was formed, among which were the Spanish, once they reached the transition Miquel Blanchart remained between 5th and 6th place during the 120 kilometers that the cycling segment lasted in the that Peru Alfaro was shot two positions ahead.

It was in the 30 kilometer segment of the foot race that it was finally defined who would win the three podium positions.

Peru fought for second place until kilometer 25, while Miquel Blanchart was advancing positions until he surpassed all his opponents and thus achieved first place "If in Vitoria I was happy for having managed to be the champion of Spain in this distance, today It has been even more exciting. I felt good in the swimming segment, despite going last in the first group, I felt strong, in the cycling segment I maintained the positions and it was at the time of the foot race where I managed to climb to the first position. My next challenge, in Las Vegas”

Peru Alfaro, in turn, achieved this meritorious third place in the European Championship "I did not have very good feelings during the race, despite not feeling well, I managed to get out of the water well, maintain positions in the cycling segment, and situate myself in the second place until kilometer 25 of the race on foot, but finally lost this second place just 5 kilometers from the finish line, to enter third position. Despite my feelings, I am happy with this result”

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1 Blanchart Miquel ESP 05:33:07
2 Hast Jarmo END 05:37:32
3 Alfaro San Ildefonso Peru ESP 05:38:26
4 Vabrousek Petr CZE 05:38:53
5 Dalgaard Emil DEN 05:39:05
6 Annovazzi Matteo ITA 05:39:47
7 Kovacic Jaroslav SLO 05:39:57
9 Yaroshenko Nikolay RUS 05:40:43
10 Petræus Rasmus DEN 05:41:33

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