Mola manages to be in the TOP 10 of the test

Alistair Brownlee revalidates the title of European Champion. He surpassed his brother Jonathan on the sprint, Mola being the best Spaniard with a fourth place. Noya and Raña had the unconditional support of the public at all times.

The Brownlees led the Pontevedra European Championship from the foot race. For his part, Gómez Noya could not oppose them when he got off the bike with stomach problems. Thus, Mario Mola He was the best Spaniard of the afternoon although he was less than ten seconds behind bronze, the Russian Polyansky.

 

Alistair Brownlee's incontestable victory, including a puncture in cycling, was marred by the foul play of Britain's Harry Wiltshire who grabbed Gómez Noya in swimming and even pushed him against the fences at the exit of the water. In spite of everything, the man from Ferrol wanted to rule out his bad position for that reason. “I wouldn't have won anyway but I don't think that's a sportsmanlike attitude and I don't think the Brownlees need that work to win. I don't think it was his idea", said the Galician two-time European and World champion, who also had words for the public thanking them for their support since he felt sick, with stomach pain, during the cycling and running segment in the that he even thought of abandoning the race, but thanks to the unconditional support of all Galicians and his partner and countryman Iván Raña who offered to accompany him to the finish line, he fought the race on foot to reach the finish line and offer these words of thanks to your audience.

He began the race with a 1.500 meter swim led by Russian Vasiliev, in a group that included Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee. However, in the cycling segment a small leading platoon was formed, with Fabian and Jonathan Brownlee among them, which was caught up by the pursuers when they reached the middle of the 40 kilometers they had to cover. Alistair Brownlee also managed to overcome that difference, even suffering a puncture that made him fall off the hook.

At the beginning of the first transition it was the Russian Dmitry Polyansky who came out in the lead, very close to a few meters from the Brownlee brothers who from the first moment set their pace and once again made clear their leadership in this type of tests. The eldest of the Brownlees, Alistair, surpassed Jonathan on a sprint and thus achieved his second European championship.

The Briton thanked the applause of the fans who gathered in Pontevedra despite not being the local triathlete. “The public has been very good. I also heard some boo but it seemed funny to me ”.

The fight for the bronze was carried out by Polyansky and Mario Mola, finally being the medal for the Russian. The Mallorcan finished the race very satisfied with his result but, at the same time, he confessed that "I feel bad about Javi, who was racing at home, but he knows that sometimes there are bad races."

The Spanish team was completed by Ramón Ejeda –24-, the Galicians Iván Raña –39- and Javier Gómez Noya –40-, who decided to enter together, and Josemi Pérez –42-.

Complete results: http://www.triathlon.org/results/results/2011_pontevedra_etu_triathlon_european_championships/6551/

TOP 10 OF THE TEST
1.
Alistair Brownlee GBR 1.48.48
2 Jonathan Brownlee GBR 1.48.55

3 Dmitry Polyansky RUS 1.50.09
4.
Mario Mola ESP 1.50.16
5 Alessandro Fabian ITA 1.50.23
6 Joao Pereira BY 1.50.39
7.
Laurent Vidal FRA 1.50.54
8.
Danylo Sapunov UKR 1.50.55
9.
Tony Moulai FRA 1.51.02
10 Yegor Martynenko UKR 1.51.03

Source: FETRI

TOP 10 OF THE TEST
1.
Alistair Brownlee GBR 1.48.48
2 Jonathan Brownlee GBR 1.48.55

3 Dmitry Polyansky RUS 1.50.09
4.
Mario Mola ESP 1.50.16
5 Alessandro Fabian ITA 1.50.23
6 Joao Pereira BY 1.50.39
7.
Laurent Vidal FRA 1.50.54
8.
Danylo Sapunov UKR 1.50.55
9.
Tony Moulai FRA 1.51.02
10 Yegor Martynenko UKR 1.51.03

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