Today a record edition of the Challenge Madrid, where more than 1.100 trialtets have started between the two distances of the competition.
At the starting line were trialtets such as Timothy Timothy Van Houten, winner of the last two editions, Pablo Dapena, second last year, Alejandro Santamaría, Domenico Passuello, Iván Alvaréz or Víctor del Corral who participated in the test after of the Ironman Wales.
The test began at 8:15 in the morning with the 3,8 km swim in the San Juan reservoir where Pablo Dapena was the first to get out of the water with a 32-second advantage over Pakillo Fernández Cortes and 4:30 over Ramón Ejeda. The rest of the favorites came 10 more than 10 minutes from Dapena.
In the first kilometers of the cycling segment Pablo suffered a puncture that forced him to withdraw.
Offside in @challengemd A puncture while driving on the shoulder sends me to the box.
A pity since the advantage over the main favorites was much more than I thought.
This does not end here, tomorrow we will continue fighting for our goals
- Pablo Dapena Gonzale (@pablitopiny) September 22, 2019
2-time test winner Timothy Van Houten was also forced to withdraw from the test due to a fall.
At that time Pakillo took the lead in the test followed by Passuello and del Corral with a 2 minute disadvantage.
In passing through kilometer 100 of the test Domenico Passuelo was first followed by Víctor del Corral just over 2 minutes. Pakillo went to third place 8 minutes from the Italian.
In the final part of the segment, Victor was cutting distance to the Italian to overtake him and reach T2 with almost a minute of advantage. Joan Nadal left the bike in third place 10 minutes from Víctor.
Passing through the second checkpoint, Victor was already 8 minutes ahead of Passuello and 10 minutes behind Joan Nadal, who was cutting time for the Italian.
After halfway through, Victor was still the leader with Joan Nadal second at 8 minutes.
With a great race on foot and maintaining the distances finally Víctor del Corral He achieved victory in a time of 8:52:52. Joan Nadal (9: 0016) has been second and Domenico Passuello (09: 07; 21) third.
As for the rest of the favorites Ivan Alvarez has been 7th and Alejandro Santamaría 8 º
From Embrunman to Challenge Madrid
With this victory, Victor has returned to the podium after having achieved third place in the Embrunman last August,
In the female category the first to come out of the water was Josie Rawes with a 40-second advantage over Verena Walter and almost 3 with Lisa Roberts.
Already on the bike Lisa Roberts gradually left to go through the second control point with 50 seconds ahead of Miriam Van Reijen and 13 over Verena Walter.
Roberts continued to increase his lead to reach T2 with a 6-minute lead over Van Riejen.
Finally Lisa Roberts came alone to T2 with a 5 minute lead over Verena Walter.
In passing through the second checkpoint, Roberts increased his lead to 7 minutes and headed for victory.
Lisa Roberts He continued to increase his lead to reach the finish line alone with a time of 10:04:36. The second classified has been Miriam Van Riejen (10: 13: 21) followed by Verena Walter (10: 17: 59) in third position
Pello Osoro and Rocío Escudero take the victory in the middle distance
The middle distance test that has been held simultaneously with the long one has given us two Spanish winners.
In the masculine category the victory has been for Pello Osoro with a time of 4: 09: 10 followed by Ariel Hernández (4: 17: 45) and for Javier Martín Morales (4: 25: 45)
Regarding females, the winner has been Eva Valero with a final time of 4: 54: 39 followed by Rocío Escudero (5: 21: 31) and for Marta Horrillo (5: 29: 35) occupying the third final position.
On Monday September 23 the organization has disqualified Eva Valero as she made one less lap on the circuit. This is the official statement of the test