Triathlon great Javier Gomez doubles up with second comeback victory in a week

News Director

Javier Gomez made it two wins in the space of a week as the Spanish great came out on top in the Epic Triathlon in Cabanes.

Last weekend saw him return to action with victory in the Triatlón Ciudad de Santander and just as then, it was Pello Osoro who chased him home here with Albert Moreno rounding out the podium.

Osoro had led on the bike, with Gomez saying afterwards he’d had to work hard to reel him in.

The race was middle-distance, with a 1.9km swim, an 81km bike and then a half-marathon.

Gomez moving in the right direction

It was another encouraging performance for the Olympic silver medallist, whose previous pro race before this month was back in January 2022 when he won IRONMAN 70.3 Pucon.

He’d then been building up to the rescheduled IRONMAN World Championship in St George in May that year only for COVID to intervene, and since then injuries have made it a frustrating time.

Writing on Instagram the five-time ITU and two-time 70.3 World Champion alluded to that when he said: “Last year I was the ambassador for this race but unfortunately I couldn’t do it due to an injury. 

“This time I wanted to come back and experience a great course and a top-organised event. 

“It was also great to see the middle distance level in Spain getting higher and higher. Well done to the bike machine @pello.o for 🥈 and @moreni00 for 🥉 Great crowd out there too, thanks!!”

Jonathan Turner
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Jonathan Turner
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