Fullana wins Spanish championship

Marga Fullana (Massi) and Jose Antonio Hermida (Multivan Merida) won the Spanish cross country national championships this weekend on the mountain of Montjuich in Barcelona.

Fullana collected her 11th national title after dominating the women's race. While racing the women, she encountered many masters 30+ and juniors on the course at the same time.

"I am very happy because it is a very important title for me," said Fullana. "In the race, there was a lot of traffic," she referred to the multiple categories on the course at once.

Fullana defeated Rocio Gamonal and Sandra Santanyes (Cemelorca-Trek), who were second and third.

José Antonio Hermida (Multivan-Merida) won the men's race ahead of Ruben Ruzafa (Orbea) and Ivan Alvarez (Giant Italia).

A group of six favorites emerged in the first kilometers of the race. On the second of five laps, Hermida opened a gap of 25 seconds over three men from the original leaders' group. The chasers included Iván Álvarez, Iñaki Lejarreta and Sergio Mantecón. Behind them, Ruzafa, Carlos Coloma and Marti Gispert chased.

Hermida rode alone to the win, ultimately with a gap of about 1:30.

"The first moments were quite tense. The Orbea guys were pushing hard and, although I was feeling comfortable with the pace, I didn't want to let them rule the competition," said Hermida. "This is why I attacked so early. I am surprised about the circuit. With the riders riding on it during the races, it has become tougher and more technical than a couple of days ago. This championship is special for me and gives me a lot of confidence and morale when facing the coming World Cups at Canada."

Hermida flew on Monday to Canada.

Third placed Alvarez said after the race, "I didn't push hard at the end of the last lap, when I was in second. Something was wrong with my bike."

On lap two, Massi's Israel Núñez suffered bad luck with a crash. Two laps later, he flatted far from the technical zone.

"It has been a weekend for to forget," said Núñez. "Friday, I broke a chain in the team relay. This Sunday, I crashed. Too bad," he said.


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Elite men
1José Antonio Hermida (Multivan-Merida)1:32:36
2Ruben Ruzafa (Orbea)0:01:16
3Ivan Alvarez0:02:05
4Iñaki Lejarreta (Orbea)0:02:27
5Martí Gispert (MSC Bikes)0:02:50
6Carlos Coloma (MSC Bikes)0:03:25
7Sergio Mantecon (Cemelorca-Trek-)0:03:40
8Alejandro Diaz De La0:04:24
9Pedro Trujillo Juan0:05:13
10Marc Trayter (Commençal)0:06:20
11Adolfo Garcia0:06:22
12Patxi Cia0:07:20
13Joan Llordella (Ambisist)0:08:25
14Oriol Morata (Radikal Bikes)0:09:24
15Jose Carlos Macias0:10:26
16Francesc Freixer (Bicicletes Esteve)0:10:41
17Daniel Bernal (Dr. Bike)0:11:27
18David Escolar (Villarosa C.C)0:11:40
19Israel Nuñez (Massi)0:12:32
20Josep Betalu (Alcoletge Cc)0:12:45
21Roger Argelaguer (Pocara Joiers)0:13:21
22Unai Yus (Ciclos Sport)0:13:41
23Jordi Carnicer (Lab Circuits-Ma)0:13:43
24Isaka De La Fuent (Cmaquina Bike)0:14:11
25Isidoro Perez0:14:28
26Alexander Ordeñana0:14:52
27Adelino Moll0:15:12
28Pablo Egeda (Ayala Team)0:15:35
29Jordi Martorell (Biciaccion)0:15:36
30Milton Javie Ramos0:16:05
31Xavier Viñas (Bicicletes Esteve)0:16:10
32Francisco Tarancon0:16:13
33Miguel Angel Cantero (Ciclos Sarabi)0:16:28
34Eric Diaz (Ambisist)0:17:06
35Juan Carlos Nieto (Racing Bike)0:17:23
36Joseba Leon0:18:14
37Raúl Vitoria0:18:16
38Xavier Bosch (Big Mat)0:18:20
39Robert Soley (Schwalbe-Kogami)0:18:31
40Chivato Borja0:19:01
41Oscar Juarez0:19:02
42Juan Antoni Ortigosa (Kadus Borrascas)0:19:32
43Diego Andre Escudero0:19:45
44Jose Antonio Lopez0:20:10
45Xavier Jornet (Biciaccion)0:20:22
46Xavier Mascaro0:20:57
47Jose Antonio Diez0:21:35
48Juan Bautist Garcia (Suraventura)0:21:50
49Antonio Torres (Cmaquina Bike)0:22:28
50Miguel Capo (Cala D´Or)0:23:16
51Enric Martorell (Biciaccion)0:23:23
52Sergi Boix (Bicicletes Esteve)0:23:29
53David Carneros (Medina Llagoste)0:24:02
54Guillem Marti (B.Caldentey-Rco)0:24:33
55Luis Llanderrozo (Eo C.C.)0:24:47
56Eloy Anton (Ccla Valldign )0:24:59
57Josu Frias (Erandio U C)0:27:34
58Marc Plans (Selección)0:25:25
59Ivan Vila (Libre)0:26:10
60Albert Turnemas (Libre)0:26:11
61Prieto Bruno (Selección)0:26:44
62Jofre Prunera (Biciaccion)0:27:20
63Ivan Segarra (Big Mat)0:28:35
64Carlos Javie Gaspar (Schwalbe-Kogami)0:31:27
65Jose Luis Blanco0:31:35
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Elite women
1Margarita Fullana (Massi)1:29:38
2Rocio GamonalRow 1 - Cell 2
3Sandra Santanyes (Cemelorca-Trek)Row 2 - Cell 2
4Anna Villar (Massi)Row 3 - Cell 2
5Cristina Mascarreras (Conor-Camping)Row 4 - Cell 2
6Mercé Tusell (Ambisist)Row 5 - Cell 2
7Merce Petit (Vivers Pelegri)Row 6 - Cell 2
8Olatz OdriozolaRow 7 - Cell 2
9Maröa CallejaRow 8 - Cell 2
10Estela BeldaRow 9 - Cell 2
11Beatriz GallegoRow 10 - Cell 2
12Del Mar SanchoRow 11 - Cell 2
13Nuria Espinosa (Dracbikers)Row 12 - Cell 2
14Vanessa Fernandez (Villarosa C.C)Row 13 - Cell 2
-1lapMarta AntolinoRow 14 - Cell 2
-1lapArantxa MillanRow 15 - Cell 2
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Under 23 men
1David Lozano (Cemelorca-Trek)1:40:25
2Umbert Almenara (Ecp Continental)0:04:09
3Diego Latasa0:05:55
4Cristofer Bosque (Ambisist)0:07:06
5Francesc Guerra (8 Per Cent)0:07:26
6Arnau Planas (Lab Circuits-Ma)0:10:50
7Noel Trillo (Bicicletes Esteve)0:11:52
8Javier Jurado0:11:59
9Lorenzo Bosch0:13:37
10Joan Marc Perarnau (Oki-Orbea)0:14:50
11David Valero0:14:51
12Pablo Gonzalo0:15:15
13Jairo Alvarez0:15:26
14José Angel Gonzalez (Ccmonover)Row 13 - Cell 2
15Ruben Trillo (Bicicletes Esteve)0:15:25
16Eduardo Recasens (Obra Nova Bigor)0:16:11
17Juan Jose Martinez (Kadus Borrascas)0:16:21
18Jonathan Paz0:18:05
19Borja Murillo (Oki-Orbea)0:19:01
20Alvaro Olasolo0:19:24
21Oliver Medina0:19:34
22Carlos Ruiz (Dr. Bike Gran)0:19:58
23Josep Puigpinos (Basella Mc Segr)0:20:00
24Jorge Torres0:23:47
25Jorge Cantalicio (Citroón Amn)0:24:35
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Under 23 women
1Margarita Garcia (Cemelorca-Trek)1:48:38
2Lucia GonzalezRow 1 - Cell 2
-1lapIngrid Carbones ( 2C )Row 2 - Cell 2
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Junior men
1Yago Sardina1:23:54
2Josep NadalRow 1 - Cell 2
3Aitor TurRow 2 - Cell 2
4Alejand Gomez Ever (Pedal Sports)Row 3 - Cell 2
5Jose Anton RodriguezRow 4 - Cell 2
6Antxon SarasketaRow 5 - Cell 2
7Daniel GuaschRow 6 - Cell 2
8Manuel Ramon RuedaRow 7 - Cell 2
9Jon GomezRow 8 - Cell 2
10Fabian MolinaRow 9 - Cell 2
11Cristian CofineRow 10 - Cell 2
12Pablo BravoRow 11 - Cell 2
13Ivan VegaRow 12 - Cell 2
14Aitor EscobarRow 13 - Cell 2
15Francesc Zurita (La Siesta Calella)Row 14 - Cell 2
16Jorge BlancoRow 15 - Cell 2
17Carles SabadellRow 16 - Cell 2
18Alberto PedreiraRow 17 - Cell 2
19Alberto IbañezRow 18 - Cell 2
20Xavier CalafRow 19 - Cell 2
21Oriol DomenechRow 20 - Cell 2
22Alfonso GuiradoRow 21 - Cell 2
23Jesus LopezRow 22 - Cell 2
24Iñigo GomezRow 23 - Cell 2
25Jose Maria SanchezRow 24 - Cell 2
26Pablo GuerreroRow 25 - Cell 2
27Brais ChasRow 26 - Cell 2
28Jordi Canillas (Ambisist)Row 27 - Cell 2
29Gregorio BecerraRow 28 - Cell 2
30Iago GarciaRow 29 - Cell 2
31Andres EcheverriaRow 30 - Cell 2
32Ruben RodaRow 31 - Cell 2
33Ignacio BuenoRow 32 - Cell 2
34Carlos GomezRow 33 - Cell 2
35Luis GrasaRow 34 - Cell 2
36Rafel SastreRow 35 - Cell 2
37Adria Bachs (Bicicletes Este)Row 36 - Cell 2
38Cristian GomezRow 37 - Cell 2
39Alberto SainzRow 38 - Cell 2
40David Romanos (Ambisist)Row 39 - Cell 2
41Joan Quintana (Radikal Bikes)Row 40 - Cell 2
42Carlos LorenteRow 41 - Cell 2
43Daniel Perez (Citroón Amn )Row 42 - Cell 2
44Jorda Cullell (Remiendos)Row 43 - Cell 2
45Marc Espinosa (One To One)Row 44 - Cell 2
46Eduard Figueras (Medina Llagostera)Row 45 - Cell 2
47Roberto MartinRow 46 - Cell 2
48Javier Prado (Bikeñeke Bicia)Row 47 - Cell 2
49Jorge CaveroRow 48 - Cell 2
50Jose Enrique GallegoRow 49 - Cell 2
51Kepa AlonsoRow 50 - Cell 2
52David GonzalezRow 51 - Cell 2
53Joaquim Martinez (Eitwo Red Bull)Row 52 - Cell 2
54Matias Adrover (Caldentey-Rco)Row 53 - Cell 2
-1lapAdrià Marti (Ambisist)Row 54 - Cell 2
-1lapMarc Busquets (Tupedala)Row 55 - Cell 2
-1lapJoaquin RufatRow 56 - Cell 2

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