In Yokohama he could not make it, in Edmonton the stars were faulty as well and if the “all things go in threes” adage was to be verified, Montreal would be a no-podium event for our Spanish partner, Javier Gomez NOYA.
But never underestimate an athlete`s determination to continue push the limits to achieve his goal and dream.
Javier NOYA grasps his season`s second win after Abu Dhabi
The ITU World Triathlon Series had chosen Montreal as its new venue to convey the best professionals of the world around another 3-race event that would be remembered. A windy day, some tough climbs and cobblestones, all the ingredients were on set to make it an ultra-race!
After the swim run, Javier had to close a 15 seconds-gap to make it even with the leaders. So he hopped on his bike with full confidence, worn in his favorite compression clothing, and within the 2nd lap of biking he had made up for the lost time.
Compression Clothing is a sure value when going for the ultra-run!
Javier Gomez NOYA is almost unbeatable when it comes to Olympic distance races and on the Montreal issue he made it clear he would not be left out of the podium! After the first 500 meters he was leading the pack followed by determined Blummenfelt and Brownlee.
The 5-time World Champion did not give up the fight and cruised his way to the finish line, 15 seconds ahead of the front-runner. His full-time run on the Montreal Triathlon stopped the chrono at 1:47:50. He shared the podium with Kristian Blummenfelt and Richard Varga.
Winning the 2017 Montreal series makes Noya the oldest WTS Champion of all times.
Felicitaciones Javier Gomez NOYA !
They were almost two thousand to have taken the challenge, over the Lac d’Allier around the Auvergne Volcanoes this Saturday 26 August 2017. With Hawaii Championship on all the minds no faux pas was to be allowed!
Frederik Van Lierde – Fine-tuning in compression clothing before Kona
In spite of a 6th place after the swim exit, Fredrik did not let go. He managed his forceful pedal strokes up the cycling pack and secured a precious second place.
In almost pole position before the 21-km run our Belgian partner made his move after the 8 Km mark, overtook easily Andi Boecherer who had the lead until then. He crossed the finish line with full-3 minutes advance on his immediate contender. Beware Kona! Van Lierde is heading fast and furious!
The Vuelta Espana is about to close the Cycling Season
It’s already got into the second week of biking and the fight between Pro Teams Quick-Step Floors, UAE Team Emirates, Lotto-Soudal and Orica-Scott could not have been fiercer. David Del La Cruz, Matteo Trentin, Tomasz Marczynski, Matej Mohoric, Julian Alaphilippe are the riders setting some marvellous results by the chrono, hands ups at the finish line! The third week of competition promises to be just epic!
Marco de Gasperi finally makes it 1st on the Matterhorn Ultraks !
The Skyrunning World Series Calendar is well achieved with only 3 races to go and Zermatt was definitely meant to be an action-packed event. A picture-postcard venue, 49 kilometres of running, 3600 meters of climbing all this set in around iconic Matterhorn peak.
Our Italian partner, Marco de Gasperi, a sequence of 2nd places in his wake, was eager to finally make it a win on Zermatt 2017. It took him 27 kilometres before he could finally make a move towards the finish line in a leading position. Not only did he win, but managed to set a new record over Killian Jornet`s one, on a race that was 1 kilometre longer! A maestro won’t do less!