ITU Cross World Champion 2018!

At the beginning, into the swim course, the New Zealand’s Sam Osborne and Frenchman Brice Daubord set the pace to lead out of the water and into T1. On the bike course, was Osborne, Daubord, Ruzafa and South Africa’s Bradley Weiss who worked together, but Ruzafa pushed hard and eventually broke away in the final stage of the bike course. This surge allowed him to open up a 2-minute gap on the field as he led the way onto the run. As the Spaniard raced out of T2, he ensure he was fixed in lead place to determined not to repeat last years result, where the title was snared from him in the final running course by Francisco Serrano.

“It means a lot to me, because last year it was hard to get second. I worked hard to win this year and it means a lot to me and to have my family and everyone else supporting me,” said Ruzafa.

With a total time of 2:06:04, Ruzafa crossed the finish line claiming victory and the World Champion title. This is the 4º World Championship title for Rubén. “Denmark is incredible. Beautiful! Where I stayed, the people – everything. I hope to come here again!” the World Champion said.

ITU Cross World Champion 2018
Rubén Ruzafa - ITU Worlds 2018