(Previous) Ivan Raña looks for an Olympic place in Huatulco (Mexico)

The triathlete Ivan Raña starts as the Spanish hope to sign a good performance in Huatulco (Mexico), third round of the Triathlon World Cup, a date marked by the dispute of the last points that will give access to the Olympic classification.

For the fifth consecutive year, Huatulco hosts a Triathlon World Cup competition. The final date is approaching and the triathletes rush their options to be present at the appointment of London. In the elite female category, Spain will feature Marina Damlaimcourt and Marta Jiménez. However, both the Galician Raña and the Spanish girls, who will fight to secure third place in Spain for the Games, will have to deal with a good list of favourites.

In the elite men's category, along with Raña, the Portuguese Joao Pereira, the New Zealander Ryan Sissons, the Argentine Gonzalo Tellechea, the Italian Davide Uccellari and the Mexican Arturo Garza, among others, will also fight for victory.

For their part, among the candidates for the final victory, the Danish Line Jensen, the Mexican Claudia Rivas, the Brazilian Pamela Oliveira, the Ecuadorian Elizabeth Bravo, the Polish Agnieszka Jerzyk, the Slovenian Mateja Simic, the Russian Alexandra Razeranova or the Czech Radka Vodickova.

The competition will take place along one of the most difficult routes of the different events that make up the World Cup. First, they will swim 1.5 km through the bay of Santa Cruz, to then carry out eight laps through the center of the city until completing the 40 km regulation cycle segment.

Throughout this section, the triathletes will have to make several climbs through a very technical and demanding circuit, including a hill with a 24% drop. The last sector of the race on foot will consist of four laps of 2.5 km each that will include two hills with a notable level of difficulty.


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