TRANSGRANCANARIA 2022 CLASSIC | 126 KM| 6. 919M+: PABLO VILLA AND RAGNA DEBATS WIN THE TGC 2022
TRANSGRANCANARIA 2022 CLASSIC | 126 KM| 6. 919M+: LIVE COVERAGE.Our TRANSGRANCANARIA section bring us the LIVE coverage of the Transgrancanaria Clasic and its 126 KM with 6919 meters of elevation gain.
As mentioned in the preview and the interview articles that we published here more than 60 international elite runners have met in this edition in the Spanish island, and they are mainly concentrated in the TGC Classic 126 Km that we have covered LIVE for you.
TRANSGRANCANARIA 2022 CLASSIC
126 KM| 6. 919M+ LIVE COVERAGE
TGC 126KM | START AT 23.00 GMT | LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
With a temperature of 13°C athetes started at 23 hours in the Canary Island city of Las Palmas, Las Cantaras beach.
Pablo Villa, Claudia Tremps, Pau Capell, Hayden Hawks and Kaytlyn Gerbin among other elite athletes started this 20th Edition of Transgrancanaria.
KM 18,9 ARUCAS 641 D+
After 19 kms the first man passed at Arucas at 00H27 Kamil Lesniak followed by Pablo Villa, Ray Ueda, Lionel christian Manole, Pau Capell, Baptiste Chassagne. Going through without stopping.
First women Abby Hall following by Eszter Csillag, Ragna Debats y claudia Tremps in a handkerchief.
TEROR 31K | LEADERS KAMIL, PABLO & PAU
The leader pack arrived to TEROR (31k) Kamil, Pablo, Pau, Riu…still all together after 2h43min.
Cheer up Gran Canaria! The 1,270m of altitude in the highest town on the island, are combined with the cold, wind and tears.
Very tough conditions for the entire peloton that will undoubtedly receive their tribute, as reflected in the photo of Mayayo already waiting for the head of the race.
PAU-PABLO-PERE lead after 6h55 passing through Artenara. Just 1-2min between them. They are followed by Cucco, Manole, Didrik and Gamito, who passes after 7:15 am There are still fights, a lot.
The cold bites! The conditions forced the DNF of Mario Olmedo first, Hayden Hawks later and there will be many more. Attention everyone!!
On the women race Ragna Debats is also leading.
GARAÑÓN KM 83
Leading the pack passes Pablo Villa with 4 minutes to Pere and 9 to Pau Capell.
The leader is about to arrive to Tunte, km 100
TUNTE KM 100
Pablo Villa arrives first and with only 26 km to go he looks really good, flying to the finish line, maybe due to his shoes.
PABLO VILLA WINS THE TRANSGRANCANARIA CLASSIC 126 KM WITH 13h:37:30.
TRANSGRANCANARIA 2022 CLASSIC FAVORITES | 125,9 km | 6919M+|
TGC 126KM- WOMEN
The absence due to injury of Azara García two-time champion of the Classic, will be noticed this year in the Transgrancanaria, although the level will continue to be very high in the women’s event.
The American Kaytlyn Gerbin returns to the island, already a legend of the race, since in her two participations she has got a victory (2020) and a second place (2019). The Seattle runner will have as one of the main competitors the Dutch Ragna Debats, considered one of the best ultra runners on the international scene and world champion in 2018, and who last year had to retire in El Garañón when she was fighting for the top positions of the Classic.
The Catalan athlete Claudia Tremps, runner-up in 2021 and one of the strongest promises of ultradistance, repeats for the third consecutive year in the Classic and will surely be one of the great cheerleaders of the women’s event.
The presence of the American Abby Hall, current runner-up of the CCC, and the premiere of the Swiss Kathrin Gotz – champion of Lavaredo Ultra-Trail, Eiger Ultra-Trail and podium in the TDS – will be some of the highlights of this Transgrancanaria HG 2022.
Completing the list of favorites of this Classic are the Slovenian Martina Potrc, the French Lucie Jamsin and Claire Bannwarth, the Hungarian Eszter Csillag and Ildiko Wermescher, the New Zealander Sophie Grant, the German Shari Wilken, the American Amy Sproston and the Canary Islands Yasmina Castro and Sandra Moreno.
TGC 126KM: INTERVIEW WITH CLAUDIA TREMPS & KYTHLYN GERBIN
TGC 126KM MEN
After his absence in the Transgrancanaria HG 2021, the four-time Champion of the Classic, Pau Capell, returns with force. His sacral injury last year kept him away from the competition. Therefore, this year he returns to the fight to try to get his fifth victory and reaffirm, once again, that he is one of the greatest.
In search of the highest position on the podium of the Classic will also be Pablo Villa. The Leonese rider, who shared an epic triumph with Capell in 2020, wants to return to the Transgrancanaria wanting to give his maximum after having suffered an injury during last year’s race and not being able to finish it.
From the United States comes a large representation of elite athletes willing to conquer the Classic for the first time. Two of them, Hayden Hawks and Jared Hazen, return to the Transgrancanaria after offering a great show in 2019 and 2020, respectively, editions in which they retired after battling the podium positions.
In addition, other top-level athlete such as Jimmy Elam are added, who will debut on the island and raise the competitive level of the event.
Another illustrious debut in the Classic will be that of the Japanese Ruy Ueda, one of the best runners of the Asian continent, who will face the 126-kilometer race starting in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The Japanese will be a great candidate for the podium along with the current runner-up, Pere Aurell, the Romanians Ionel Cristian Manole and Robert Hajnal, the 2016 champion Didrik Hermansen, the Swiss Jonas Russi, the Argentine Gabriel Rueda, the Italian Francesco Cucco, the French Baptiste Chassagne or the Portuguese Luis Fernandes.
TGC 126KM: INTERVIEW PAU CAPELL & HAYDEN HAWKS
TRANSGRANCANARIA 2022: THE RACES
As a prologue, the new K.Vertical will open fire at 4pm on 3MAR. The queen test of 126 kilometers will leave at 23h of the 4MAR. You will cross the whole island as always from L
As it could not be otherwise, this year also the Transgrancanaria monopolizes the attention inside and outside our country. One of the pioneering races of trail running returns this March from the hand of great legends who will meet on our island to compete again. Some will fight to get on the podium, others will seek to revalidate titles and some will simply measure forces with themselves.
The race that is part of the Spartan Trail World Championship one more year, will surprise its participants in a special edition due to its twentieth anniversary. Mountain lovers will be able to enjoy a spectacular route, with new modifications in order to offer a different experience to athletes
The queen race of the Transgrancanaria 2022 promises an unique route through the most emblematic trails of the island of Gran Canaria. Passing among others, through the Roque Nublo and ending in the South Park of Maspalomas with an event in style that will have live music and during which the trophy ceremony will also be held.
TGC CLASSIC 125,9 km | 6919M+ | START 4th MARCH 2022, 23:00 H.
TGC ADVANCED 61,5KM | 2765M+ | START MARCH 5th 2022. 09:00H
TGC MARATHON 42,9KM | 1355M+ | START 5th MARCH 2022. 09:30H
TGC STARTER 26KM | 562M+ | START 5th MARCH 2022. 08:30 H
TGC PROMO, YOUTH & FAMILY 14,4KM |238M+ | START 5th MARCH 2022. 08:00 H
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