TriGrandPrix Valencia 2011 Results
Xavi Llobet and Fátima Maestre winners in Valencia Triathlon Gran Premio Ibercaja, 5th Stage of TriGrandPrix Championship
TriGrandPrix Valencia, The Valencia Triathlon Gran Premio Ibercaja has new Champions. After a great day on Saturday, with eight promotional distances, the Marina Real Juan Carlos saw how saturday and Sunday were a huge Triathlon Experience. 1,000 Triathletes on the saturday and 1400 athletes on the Sunday finished Flash, Super Sprint, Olympic, Sprint and Paratrithlon events.
Xavier Llobet was the first to cross the finish line with 2:11:02. Llobet, who finished the race exhausted, won the Olympic distance after giving a exhibition in the running section. His effort helped him to win and get the blue jersey as champion of Valencia Triathlon Gran Premio Ibercaja, 5th stage of TriGrandPrix. Xabi won with big applause of many fans who did not want to miss the second day of the TriGrandPrix competition.
In the women field, Fátima Maestre dominated clearly the Olympic distance and finished the race in 2:34:59. With these results, the athlete from C.T.H. Picassent achieved the position 131 in the overall classification.
PAMBLANCO AND VALLANCE, CHAMPIONS AT THE SPRINT RACE
At 09:50 h. it was time to give the go to the Sprint distance. With 750 m swim, 20 km bike and 5 km run, more than 300 athletes, including paratriathletes, started a thrilling race.
Vicente Pamblanco (Tripuçol), member of Valencia Triathlon team won the competition in 1:03:29. This victory is the second achieved by the valencian in the TriGrandPrix european circuit, because in the month of July took first place in Kilkenny Triathlon.
Besides Pamblanco, Claire Vallance was the winner in the female category with a time of 1:13:51. She was 15th in the overall classification
PREMIERE OF PARATRIATHLON
Valencia Triathlon Gran Premio Ibercaja 2011 concluded with the Paratriathlon. This modality, including for the first time in the valencian test, was atended by Aguilar, Valeriano Moreno, Toni Franco, Juan Antonio Rodríguez, Juanjo López and a relay team consisting of Andrés Martín, Alain Fuertes and Rafa Botello.