Five-time triathlon world champion, Javier Gómez Noya, once again became European Champion this morning. The triathlete sponsored by Pamesa Cerámica secured his fourth European title at the Parque das Nações circuit in Lisbon, beating the Russian Polyanskiy by just 43 seconds at the finishing line. The Galician came in with a winning time of one hour, 49 minutes and 29 seconds. The countdown to the Olympic Games in Rio is getting close for Gómez Noya, who has left us in no doubt that his preparations for Brazil are right on track.
About the championship, Gómez Noya said, “It’s been very hard without the pace of the competition. We went really strongly at the head of the cycle stage, which I think was crucial, and even though I was suffering in the third stage, I still managed to win. That’s put me in great spirits for the next triathlons, where I hope I’ll be running faster”.
His next competition is in Leeds on Sunday 12 June, the fifth World Series event. The level of competition there will be higher than in Europe as practically all the leading competitors for the Olympics will be present, with the exception of the other two Spanish athletes selected: Mario Mola and Fernando Alarza. Gómez Noya will continue training in Galicia until his trip to Leeds.