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Sergio Baxter Cabrera looks set to be the latest star in a long line of Spanish talent to make their mark on triathlon’s global stage.
Hailing from a cycling background, the young triathlete cites compatriot Alejandro Valverde as his hero, probably no surprise since he has been heading out on two wheels with the 2018 road race world champion since the age of eight. Baxter Cabrera credits seeing how one of the world’s most decorated cyclists trains as a key influence in helping his own development as an athlete.
Having made the podium in the junior men’s World Championship in Lausanne in 2019, the 22-year-old burst onto the scene this year with a fifth place in a World Cup in Mexico followed by July victories in Holten in the Netherlands and then a first World Cup triumph in Pontevedra – where he beat stiff competition including the likes of fellow Spaniard Antonio Serrat Seoane, Switzerland’s Max Studer and Portugal’s Joao Pereira.
Baxter Cabrera also showed a good turn of speed on the run, clocking 29:45 for 10km under the watchful eye of Spanish triathlon legend Javier Gomez. The northern Spanish city is proving a happy hunting ground, and he was also crowned junior duathlon world champion there in 2019.
When not racing, Baxter Cabrera enjoys training at altitude in Sierra Nevada in southern Spain. Given the strength of the Spanish men, they have been surprisingly underrepresented with Super League Triathlon success over the past four years. Baxter Cabrera is looking to change all that, so watch out for him, particularly on the run the bike, where as a former junior XTERRA world champion, his bike handling skills should suit the narrowing, twisting circuits of Super League.
Outside of sport, like many triathletes Baxter Cabrera is a coffee enthusiast, although he might admit to the term “fanatic”. In his ‘downtime’ he still likes to keep active heading out into the mountains, caving or enjoying some gravel riding. He’s also bilingual, being proficient in both Spanish and English, so whether it’s Hola or Hello he’s happy to talk all things tri.
Results posted shortly after the race may contain errors.
RR - Race Ready | TBD - To Be Determined | DNS - Did Not Start | DNF - Did Not Finish
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