“I can still medal in Tokyo,” says Javier Gomez
He’s been off the racing scene since last summer when a training exercise destroyed his Rio chances, but with a 70.3 win already under his belt what can we expect from the five-time ITU world champion in 2017? Over to Javier Gomez…
Congratulations on your win in Dubai. How did you find the return to racing?
Just to be on the start line was something special for me after many months out of racing. I was a bit more nervous than usual the day before the race as I wanted to achieve a good result and build some confidence after 2016, which did not go as I expected.
When did you start training for 70.3 Dubai, and what did you focus on?
I started training late October, but very easily, once my elbow was recovered. I’ve been increasing progressively, but I didn’t follow any specific training programme for the 70.3 distance. I just did what I do every year, expect maybe a little bit more TT riding than usual, but that’s it!