Raul Amatriain and Nuria Rodríguez Duathlon Navarro Champions
Last Saturday, the Navarre duathlon championship in Sprint distance was celebrated in the Navarrese town of Alsasua, where Raúl Amatriain and Nuria Rodríguez were proclaimed Champions in their respective categories.
The start was at 4 in the afternoon on a sunny day and with a spring temperature, from the first meter Raúl Amatriain set a rhythm that allowed him to go alone, chased by 4 duathletes of which 3 (beñat, Arnaiz, pablo arrastia and Ignacio Muller) were from Saltoki Trikideak.
In these positions they reached T1 starting the cycling sector in which they had to climb the Altamira pass, during cycling Beñat hunts Raúl and Muller is left alone in pursuit of the head duo. In T2 Raul first goes out to run accompanied by beñat and later does muller and pablo drag.
Raul Amatriain arrives alone at the finish line proclaiming himself the winner of the event and Navarre champion, second beñat Arnaiz and third Ignacio Muller, with just a few seconds over Pablo Drag who was about to hunt him down.
Saltoki trikideak also won the men's team classification.
In the women's race from the start, Nerea Gamba took the lead, followed closely by the Navarrese of Saltoki Trikideak Nuria Rodríguez, they led to T1 with just 20 seconds of difference that Nuria neutralized in the cycling sector, getting off the two to run together and starring in a beautiful duel until the finish line where the Basque Nerea Gamba beat the trikideak jumping duathlete Nuria Rodríguez, who was proclaimed the Navarre Sprint duathlon champion.
Thanks to the careers of the other two members of the Saltoki Trikideak team, they also took first place in the women's team.