Exciting day for the Spanish Stand Up Paddle Team, which begins to get used to getting on the podiums of the Euro SUP 2022 from Denmark. The dispute of the 5th day was destined to the SUP Race modality in Long distance, with a distance of 10 km. for juniors and 15 km. for the senior category. There were very good conditions for this modality and it was possible to enjoy a pleasant downwind in the Danish fjord.
The juniors were the first to compete, they did it in the morning and the Spanish National Team was represented Sonia Caimari and Lucas Simoncelliboth clubmates in Mallorca. Sonya he made a great start and stayed in practically the same position from the start of the race to the end; with a great technique used in the downwind and surfing excellent bumbps. He kept up a great pace and achieved the second position and his first medal of silver in a European.
Luke He rowed with great intensity from the first minute, placing himself among the first three of the race. But everything changed after the turn of the only buoy on the course, where he found his place in the downwind and began to separate himself from the rest of the competitors. He finally crosses the finish line in first position and returns to get a new medal of Prayed on this Euro SUP. The performance of the young promises of Mallorca is enviable.
In the afternoon it would be the turn of the category senior and larojaSUP was represented by Esperanza Barreras, Laura Quetglas, Manuel Hoyuela and Aarón Sánchez. The girls performed magnificently against the best SUP Race competitors from all over Europe. Hope She became the leader of the race after an impressive start, and as the race progressed, she gained more distance over the rest of the competitors. He held this position throughout the race. And although in the last kilometers the Frenchwoman was closing the gap, the Galician crossed the finish line in first position and won the Prayed fully deserved.
Laura, her teammate, remained in the first pack along with other competitors. After the buoy turn to start the downwind, she was advancing positions until she got the second position, which she held for much of the race, but was finally snatched by the French competitor. Laura finally got a great third position and medal of bronze. Incredible to see the level of this competitor, a benchmark for many others around the world.
Aaron Sánchez had a great race. He was advancing positions as the kilometers passed and feeling much more comfortable in the downwind; looking for the most comfortable line of it and finally achieving a 5th position. Impeccable performance of the Mallorcan.
The young man Manuel Hoyuela, another of the competitors debuting in the Spanish Stand Up Paddle Team, used his class and energy to stay among the top positions in the race alongside great competitors from the world elite. But as he was paddling in the downwind zone, he was losing positions until he crossed the finish line in the eighth Market Stall.
The Spanish Stand Up Paddle Team continues to be among the top positions in the general and everything can happen until the last day of competition. Now it’s time to rest until Friday, where we can enjoy a Beach Race that will surely bring great results from Denmark.