Arnau Gilabert, junior Catalonian champion in the time trial category
Catalonian Time Trial Championship
Circuit de Catalunya (9.7 km ITT)
Barcelona’s Arnau Gilabert donned the Catalan champion’s jersey in the junior time trial discipline on Sunday after achieving the best time in a time trial held, following the strictest prevention protocols of the covid-19, at the Circuit de Catalunya facilities.
With a time of 12:03, Gilabert pedalled at an average speed of 46.8 km/h to improve by twelve seconds the time set by David Peñaranda, second classified, and by 26 seconds the time set by Adrián Ferrer, finally third.
“Not being in the Gipuzkoako Klasika team, I am especially interested in being able to compete in this time trial in order to see how I am before the Spanish Championships. I wanted to see how I feel. I felt very comfortable from start to finish on the bike and also on my legs. The legs responded very well and I was able to achieve a good time”, he explains.
“Above all I wanted to take references to the nationals this week, which is another great goal within this season. I leave with a good taste in my mouth and a good evaluation of the championships”, concludes the best among the 53 participants.
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