Third gold medal in three days for Francesc Bennassar in Tafalla: national champion in Keirin
Spanish Track Cycling Championships
Tafalla (Navarra) from 23 to 27 September
The Mallorcan Francesc Bennassar consolidated his position as one of the names of these Spanish Track Cycling Championships this Saturday by winning his third gold medal at the Miguel Indurain Velodrome in Tafalla. The Marratxí runner, on this occasion, won the title in the Keirin category.
Bennassar started in fifth position in a final where he competed against Sergio Fernández (Castilla y León), Alejandro Gardachal (Navarra), Gerard Montoro (Comunitat Valenciana), Esteban Sánchez (Comunidad de Madrid) and Andrés García (Región de Murcia). He would quickly take second place, before starting and launching the sprint within the last lap.
“The truth is that I knew that I was in good shape after the Spanish Road Championship in Mallorca and the good performances in the stages of the recent Vuelta a Talavera, but honestly I never imagined that I would win three Spanish champion jerseys in these championships”, says the also winner in Individual Pursuit and Elimination.
The day also brought with it a final seventh place for Madrid’s Samuel de Pablo in the Youth category scoring test.
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