Romain Guillaume wins Ocean Lava Tenerife13. March 2017 — Triathlon Team
What a start to the season for Romain Guillaume. After a convincing victory in IM70.3 South Africa in January, the Frenchman continued his winning streak yesterday, taking the win in the Ocean Lava half distance triathlon in Tenerife.
Romain looked back at his performance: "I am very happy with this victory, it is my second win of the season. I was maybe not in my best condition yet, but I was good. My swim was very solid, I was leading for a while, but than made a small misjudgement and settled in the feet for the rest of the swim. Once on the bike I took the lead immediately. I was ok on the bike, it was a completely flat course and in general I prefer it to be more hilly, but I felt solid for most of the ride.
Coming off the bike I had a lead of two minutes on the first chaser. My plan was to have a good run, but I couldn't maintain the pace we originally had set out before the race. I adjusted my pace and focused on consolidating my lead to take the victory. At the end I managed to keep a minute and a half advantage and was able to take the win. It is my second victory of the season and I am very happy with that."