Roberto Sanchez Mantecón achieves last saturday the spanish triathlon championship with just twenty two years old in La Coruña, in a nice weather conditions weather journey with 19º water and 25º ambient.
Roberto leads the beats for the gold medal with the other international triathletes Uxio Abuin, Dvid Castro and Pablo Dapena, despite this favorite award Roberto had a very discret start in the swimming sector getting out from the T1 in the thrid gruop, far away from the head of the race.
The good teamwork in the bicycle sector, with Jesus Gomar and Romo gave result, catching the second following group first and the head of the race second, reducing 49 seconds in an amaizing cycling sector, heading the race from that momment.
From this momment, the race was under Roberto´s discipline control, getting out the T2 in 5th position he didn´t spend too much time to go forward alone in the 3rd km turning a destroying running pace, burned on the other triathletes to finally crossing the final line with nine seconds lead above the second clasificated, Uxio Abuin.
Finally the valencian rider won with a record of 1:50:59, second and third rankings was for Uxio Albuin (1:51:08) and Nacho González (1:51:14).
The Universidad de Alicante triathlon team under the management of Roberto Cejuela, got the bronze medal in mens team´s ranking with Roberto Sanchez Mantecón, Jesús Gomar and Carlos Ferrando.
This is the first absolute national championship and under 23 for Roberto Sanchez Mantecón previously won the national championship in young and junior category.
Roberto Sanchez Mantecón, will participate in the next Gold Coast ITU World Championship in Australia, friday September 14th, representing Spain in Under 23 category.