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An impressive run gave Spaniard Javier Gomez Noya his 14th victory in the World Triathlon Series after claiming the title of the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Montreal. The Spaniard, a five time ITU world champion, showed that the Olympic distance is the perfect course for him as he sailed to the finish line to claim his second WTS win of the season. Accompanying Gomez on the podium was Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR) and Richard Murray (RSA).
Gomez said of his win, “Yeah after so many sprint races it was good to have a proper race. It was hard from the beginning, hard on the bike, hard on the run. I recovered well from last week, because I felt a bit sick from Edmonton, but it was a good race today. I am really pleased.”
“This year was a bit weird, I was really fit for Yokohama and then even then I could not perform that day. Then I knew I was really fit for Edmonton and this one, but Edmonton again I got sick and I couldn’t do well. Today was my day and I am really happy with the whole race.”
Also with the win, Gomez became the first-ever WTS Montreal Champion after the debut event premiered this weekend.
Read the complete recap at Triathlon.org and watch a highlight video below.