Omar González: Javi sprint, Alistair flies

Javier Gómez Noya regains confidence after Kitzbuhel's career. If you look a month ago, you have reason to optimistically face the last stretch of preparation before the London Olympics, although compared to Alistair Brownlee, winner in Austria, sees that the British fly today "to another level", according to recognized The Ferrolan triathlete is aiming for a medal in London, but at the same time he sees gold getting more expensive due to the outstanding form of English, his great rival of the last four years. Jonathan, the little brother, slipped on the podium between them.

"A month ago Javi could not even run, and now he has just won all those who will be in London except the Brownlee brothers. It's like to be happy », considers the coach of the Ferrolan, the Asturian Omar González.

The data come to corroborate that feeling of good form. «Last season, in the same circuit and conditions of Kitzbuhel, Alistair ran the ten thousand final in 31.01, while Javi did it on Sunday in 30.50. Comparing those times, I would have won him. But the Englishman lowered his registration to 29.51 this time. It means a huge merit of yours. To reach him, we have to climb a lot and he must go down, "admits Gonzalez, aware that there are still six weeks left for the Olympic event in Hyde Park.

The fastest pace at the end of the race is not given because the previous 40 kilometers of cycling were smooth, but quite the opposite, because the British team tried to break the race there. The bicycle sector was completed in one minute less than last year.

More details condition Kitzbuhel's career. Gómez Noya lost twelve seconds over Alistair Brownlee in the two transitions. When he got on the bike, he had problems with a helmet, for example. Nuances that were moving away from the triumph. There was more, of those who draw conclusions for London, as explained by their environment.

At the beginning of the final 10.000 on foot, the Ferrolan wanted to follow the devastating rhythm of the British, and wore a lot. His environment considers that, without the necessary form because of the virus that a month ago disrupted his preparation, he had to go at his own pace at the beginning. In fact, when he let the Brownleys go, he fared much better. In the end, he managed to reduce to 14 seconds the difference with Jonathan Brownlee, who became 30.

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