Extreme Man Salou 2013

The second victory of the season is a fact! After Narbonne in France last year, I decided to put another race of the Estreme-Man circuit on my program. The organization and the quality of their triathlons is top! So this time Salou in Spain.


The swim went smooth, a good run start in the Mediterranian Sea and a 1 loop swim where I was in the lead with Roger Serrano.


After a good transition I pulled away from the beginning of the bike section. No doubt and pushing hard from the start. The first 40km were going up and ended crescendo on an altitude close to 700m! There was a up and down section in the middle of the bike course and the last 30km were false flat downwards. 1 loop, like in Nice, but of course only half of the distance but 1070 meters of climbing! After 40km on the bike the difference was already 6’ to my closest chasers. On the downhill I didn’t take any risks and by T2 I had a 9’ lead to begin the half marathon.


I found a good pace and I was able to control the race by now. The coast line in Salou, that isn’t flat at all, was full of spectators and I enjoyed every moment! I crossed the finish line in 4h11’ with a 7’30” lead over Albert Moreno and 8’30” over Raul Amatriain.


7 weeks to go till Ironman France and I’m really happy with the level I already have wright now. Some hard weeks to come now but this victory will make it easier to handle the hard work that still needs to be done.