Friday, 20 February 2015

Francisco Cubelos gives no chance and gets the spot in K1 1000 to represent Spain for the fifth year in a row

The young paddler from Talavera has been reconfirmed as the great Spanish asset in the star race of sprint canoeing after winning again this morning the national selective trial to set up the teams that will represent Spain in European and World Championships throughout the year. On a rainy and windy day, Cubelos beated Íñigo Peña by just 14 hundredths of a second. The Basque missed another chance to win a trial and avoid another victory (and they already five years in a row over this distance) of the small brother of the Cubelos' family. The surprise was the pull out to Final B of two of the paddlers of the current national K4, Rodrigo Germade and Oscar Carrera, which compromises the crew boats planning for this season.

One of the highlights was the succesful comeback to the top of Teresa Portela, winner in the K1 500 on her return to competition after her maternity, and the great victory in the C1 1000 by André Oliveira, who took no more and no less than 7 seconds on David Cal and more than 9 seconds on the rest of paddlers. On the other hand, Roi Rodríguez is confirmed as a rising star. The young paddler from Kayak Tudense had not enough being third in the K1 1000, ahead of Javier Hernanz (4th), but in the afternoon won with authority in the K1 500 beating Ekaitz Saies and Paco Cubelos.

You can see all the results of the day at this link.

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