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 !