TRANSGRANCANARIA 2022: VERTICAL KM WINS GO TO GISELA CARRIÓN & CHRIS RICHARDS
TRANSGRANCANARIA 2022: VERTICAL KM WINS GO TO GISELA CARRIÓN & CHRIS RICHARDS. Our TRANSGRANCANARIA section bring us the first results of the races that are hold at Gran Canaria during this week: the TGC Vertical Kilometer.
Yesterday opened fire the vertical kilometer in the municipality of Agaete during the afternoon of Thursday, March 3.
TRANSGRANCANARIA 2022 VERTICAL KILOMETER IN AGAETE.
The Vertical Kilometer of Transgrancanaria 2022 baptized as ‘The Giant’ has been in charge of starting the competition yesterday afternoon, Thursday, March 3. The test has had limited numbers since the time trial system will be used with individual starts.
With ‘El Gigante’, the Transgrancanaria returns to one of the emblematic municipalities of its twenty years of life, Agaete, and to one of the most spectacular areas of the island such as the Tamadaba massif.
KILOMETRO VERTICAL EL GIGANTE: THE TRACK.
The start of this new modality will take place in the neighborhood of San Pedro, and the goal will be in the recreational area of Tamadaba. The race will have some vertigo figures: more than 1,100 meters of positive slope accumulated in just 5.5 kilometers, an impressive climb that will demand the maximum from the participants while enjoying privileged views of Gran Canaria.
The collaboration of the municipality of Agaete has been key for ‘El Gigante’ to be a reality in 2022. For many years, Puerto de las Nieves was the scene of the departure of the Transgrancanaria, and will now house this Vertical Kilometer.
VERTICAL KM WINS GO TO GISELA CARRIÓN & CHRIS RICHARDS
The Spanish and the British were the fastest in the first vertical that integrates the Transgrancanaria in its race program. For their part, Lara Padrón and Javi Fernández have been proclaimed leaders of the Canary Islands Cup of vertical races
The departure of the participants has been staggered, with departures every 20 seconds to ensure safety measures. Many came to cheer on the athletes at the starting line, including Maria del Carmen Rosario, mayor of Agaete.
The Transgranancanaria has returned to Agaete with this modality, which has left the public and runners speechless.
With the victories of Chris Richards (00:39:05) and Gisela Carrión (00:48:50) the Transgrancanaria HG 2022 has officially been launched. The premiere of the first vertical modality that is part of this event has been a highly anticipated appointment and a success in its great debut today providing a great show, both for the spectators and for its 103 participants.
CHRIS RICHARDS, CHAMPION.
The Ascent of San Pedro, one of the most demanding on the island, has also been a challenge for the most experienced and passionate runners of vertical races.
To the first drawer of the male podium of the KV El Gigante will climb the British Chris Richards (00:39:05) in first position, followed by the Castellón Ricardo Cherta (00:41:33), who was only 2 seconds apart. The third position of the podium is occupied by the French athlete Yoann Stuck, who stopped the clock in 00:42:48.
GISELA CARRIÓN, CHAMPION.
In women, Gisela Carrión (00:48:50) has won the first place on the podium of this vertical event, followed by the British athlete Georgia Tindley (00:49:40) and in third position they will be accompanied by the French Mélina Clerc-Grosjean (00:53:23).
KV Transgrancanaria 2022: FULL RESULTS
TRANSGRANCANARIA 2022 VERTICAL KM: PHOTO GALLERY BY CARLOS DÍEZ RECIO.
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