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Michael Van Cleven wins the Portocolom Triathlon for the fourth time in a row

The best Spaniard was Miguel Ángel Fidalgo in fourth position.

Today the XXII edition of the International Triathlon of Portocolom was held on the island of Mallorca, a test that opens the calendar of mid-distance tests in our country.

The Belgian has made history again in this test today by achieving his fourth consecutive victory in the Portocolom Triathlon after a new exhibition. The German has been the female winner of the distance 111 closely followed by her rivals in a fast-paced and windy morning that has led to the start of the European triathlon season.

The Polish Kacper Adam and the switzerland Sabrina Stadelmann, were the winners of the short distance (55.5). Around a few 800 triathletes have competed this morning in one of the first big dates of the year.

The Triathlon of Portocolom has celebrated its twenty-first anniversary with a historical milestone, as has been the victory for the fourth consecutive year of the Belgian Michael Van Cleven, who has once again demonstrated that the 111 format and the route are perfect for their conditions. The Belgian came out somewhat behind the water but managed to overcome in the first round of the cycling segment to the demanding route that climbs to Sant Salvador. In the second climb, Van Cleven, with a wide advantage over his rivals, showed once again that he is the king of the race despite the annoying wind that could prevent him from improving his mark with respect to last year. Such was his advantage, that he could afford to walk in the goal zone and calmly celebrate his fourth crown.

The Finn Panu Lieto was the first to leave the water, pressed by two Spaniards, Alberto Parrilla and Miguel Ángel Fidalgo. Van Cleven was left behind in sixth place, but once he took the bike, he took over the lead and crossed running (3h40: 09) the goal located in the Club Nautic de Portocolom, far from his previous mark. The Belgian Timothy Van Houtem was second, and the Finn Jarmo Rissanen, third, in the 111 format (1 km of swimming, 100 km of cycling and 10 km of foot race).

Male goal video

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