Alarza and Jerzyk claim Gold at Banyoles European Cup

By David Peddie | 05 May, 2013

Spanish athletes delighted the home crowd at Banyoles as they claimed four out of six podium places at the ITU Premium European Cup race.

Fernando Alarza maintained his brilliant start to 2013, as he secured his second European Cup victory of the season in the Elite Men’s race. It came down to the final run as five athletes remained in contention approaching the final laps, but Alarza’s pace saw him streak ahead for gold.

A group of five were matching each other stride for stride in the opening exchanges of the run but Alraza made his break on the second lap.

Frenchman Aurelien Lebrun finished behind Alarza for only his second ever podium in an European race and Vicente Hernandez cemented Spanish success with a bronze medal, mirroring Alarza’s finishes following his third place in Quarteira.


In the Women’s race, Agnieszka Jerzyk (POL)got her 2013 season off to the perfect start with victory. This was Jerzyk’s first International race of the year and she put in a fantastic display to win her first European Cup since 2011 in Karlovy Vary.

On the final lap she trailed Spanish duo Murua and Garrido but she found her rhythm and purposely strode to victory in the final stages.

Spain’s success continued with Ainhoa Murua and Tamara Gomez Garrido claiming the remaining podium positions to bring their medal total to four. Garrido will be particularly pleased as this is her first career podium.

Picture Credit: Yeray Menéndez / Bdream

Related Event: 2013 Banyoles ITU Triathlon Premium European Cup
05 May, 2013 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Fernando Alarza ESP 01:45:21
2. Aurélien Lebrun FRA 01:45:38
3. Vicente Hernandez ESP 01:45:52
4. Pierre Le Corre FRA 01:46:04
5. Pedro Mendes POR 01:46:14
6. Uxio Abuin Ares ESP 01:46:30
7. Danylo Sapunov UKR 01:46:43
8. Ricardo Hernandez Marrero ESP 01:46:59
9. Julien Pousson FRA 01:47:09
10. Rostislav Pevtsov AZE 01:47:16
Results: Elite Women
1. Agnieszka Jerzyk POL 01:57:20
2. Ainhoa Murua Zubizarreta ESP 01:57:56
3. Tamara Gomez Garrido ESP 01:58:04
4. Katrien Verstuyft BEL 01:58:30
5. Irina Abysova RUS 01:58:36
6. Zsófia Kovács HUN 01:58:57
7. Mariya Shorets RUS 01:59:01
8. Emmie Charayron FRA 01:59:16
9. Charlotte Bonin ITA 01:59:20
10. Anne Tabarant FRA 01:59:24
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