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Presentation of the Triathlon World Cup in Palamós

Yesterday afternoon Palamós City Council hosted the press conference to present the Palamós Triathlon World Cup 2013. Six of the triathletes that will take the start next Sunday have attended the event. Among them we have counted on the Spanish Ainhoa ​​Murua, Carolina Routier, Cesc Godoy, Vicente Hernández and the Mexicans Claudia Rivas y Crisanto Grajales.

The santacrucero Vicente Hernández, who arrives at the appointment in an optimal state of form and after getting the bronze in the past European Championship Sub23 Held in Holten (Holland), he commented that he faces the challenge with "a lot of enthusiasm and desire to do his best, even though I do not have much experience in World Cup events. It's a good place to learn to measure myself with people and enjoy and score points. " Hernandez has positively rated his season, noting that "this 2013 can be considered one of my best seasons, at least in which I have been more regular. It has been loaded with races, but I face them with enthusiasm and desire. I wish I could finish it just as well, since I like the heat. "

For its part, the Mexican Claudia Rivas arrives in Palamós "very motivated, especially because we have seen the circuit and it is very beautiful, since it is always nice to compete on the beach. I liked that the layout has ups and downs and combine a bit of everything. "

While the Barcelonan Cesc Godoyrecent Spain champion de Sprint Triathlon in Altafulla, has acknowledged that this Sunday will try to "give the maximum, and make a Top-10 It would be a good goal. The season has started with many competitions for me, but when you run at home you always give everything. An athlete has few opportunities to do such high level races at home and this year I have already had two. Having family and friends close helps you get the 120%, and maybe that's why I've had such good results. "

"This circuit is very good for me, because I like to run in urban centers more. So we bring the triathlon closer to more and more people, to whom watching the test from the door of the house helps to give more importance. We are growing a lot, but we are still a small sport. The celebration of this World Cup is important for the triathletes and for the region. "

The Mexican Crisanto Grajales, who has already been champion of a World Cup, has acknowledged that Sunday will be "a difficult challenge. The weather conditions will make it a very demanding and high level race, so you have to leave concentrated to give the maximum. The humidity conditions are similar to some parts of Mexico, like where I live, Veracruz. It will touch hydrate well and look for the maximum possible points to climb in the ranking. I have already tasted water from the beach and it is very tasty ".

Ainhoa ​​Murua, seventh in the last Olympic Games of London 2012, faces this World Cup "with much desire, although I have spent a difficult winter with several injuries. I have been told that the circuit is technical and hard, so the weather will make it even harder. This heat and humidity equal me better. I hope that on Sunday there will be a lot of public cheering, since being an urban circuit helps make it so. "

The triathlete of Banyoles Carolina Routier, commented that he is "in a good state of form, as I came to play two European Championships, and I have not had any breaks or discomfort. Palamós is a special place for me because since I was a little girl I used to come to the beach and this Sunday my family can also come. My career plan will be based on swimming, where I will try to do my best and take a bike to see what happens. In the race on foot I'm improving a lot, but there are also good athletes. "


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