Joan Wager y Eva García have prevailed in the first edition of the Eva Garcia , marking the expected return to Spain after 7 years of absence.
The Costa Brava and the natural environment of Calonge i Sant Antoni have been the perfect setting for the return of the XTERRA to Spain.
A total of 260 athletes of 15 nationalities have gathered in the competition, enjoying a tour that began on Torre Valentina beach.
The sprint distance: victories for Abel Serra and Justine Virevialle
The day began with the sprint distance, which proposed a challenge of 750 meters of swimming in the open sea, 15 kilometers of Mountain Bike and 5 of trail running.
Abel Serra, in the male category, and the French Justine Virevialle they were the fastest to cover all three sectors and emerged victorious.
The long distance: triumphs of Joan Wäger and Eva Garcia
In the afternoon, it was the turn of the long distance triathletes, who faced the full modality with a 1,5 km swimming race, 30 km by bike along the paths of the mountainous environment of Sant Antoni de Calonge and a running race. 10 km along the slopes of the coast.
Joan Wager he prevailed with authority over his rivals, followed by the French François Carloni y Mikel Ibergallartu third.
In the female category, the champion was Eva Garcia, ahead of the French Romane Cizeron and Maria Calleja which was third.
Men's 10 Top
|Job title||Athlete||Final time|
|1||Joan Wager Pons||02:09:50|
|3||MIKEL IBERGALLARTU MENDEZ||02:11:40|
|4||PAUL BEREZIARTUA PLAZA||02:12:04|
|9||XAVIER MADRONA VILÀ||02:17:52|
|10||ALEIX SELLARES GONZALEZ||02:19:05|
Top 10 female
|1||EVA GARCIA GONZALEZ||02:34:15|
|3||MARIA CALLEJA AGUAYO||02:45:20|
|4||TERESA PONS MUNILL||02:47:10|
|5||ANA GAY PARRAGA||02:48:41|
|6||ISABEL GONZALEZ FUENTEFRIA||02:50:34|
|7||AINA PICAS ZORILLA||02:53:44|
|9||ANA CELIA CREUS DEL CAMPO||02:55:56|
Qualification for the 2023 XTERRA World Championship
The triathletes who achieved the best marks 26 places were distributed in the qualification for the XTERRA World Championship 2023, which will be held in September in Italy.
Without a doubt, a great incentive for the winners of each category for age groups.
The XTERRA Costa Brava has marked the return of mountain triathlons to Spain, with an exciting and challenging competition that has seen Joan Wäger and Eva Garcia win the long distance.