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Bezabebeh and Lidia Rodríguez are imposed Cross "Fiestas de la Virgen" Yecla (15/12/2013)

It was attended by nearly 1,700 athletes from more than 80 groups, clubs and associations in the Region of Murcia, Valencia, Castilla - La Mancha, and Andalusia.

Alemayehu Bezabeh and Lidia Rodríguez have been imposed with the XXXI edition of the National Cross "Fiestas de la Virgen" held at the Sports Complex Circuit "Juan Palao" Yecla on a sunny morning in which to live has become the big party the Cross, with the presence of more than three thousand spectators that filled the sports arena, especially at the time of the two tests elite.

Female senior test was lively early on.

Quickly a group of four athletes in shooting hard Lidia Rodriguez, with the nearby presence of Barrachina Marta, Marta Galymani Marisa Casanueva and forms.

When I started the last lap Lidia Rodriguez launched the decisive attack, arriving comfortably at the finish line which was imposed for the third consecutive year with a time of 20:33 in the 6,000 meters final test.

Shortly after arriving Marisa Casanueva, followed closely by Marta Galimany while Marta Barrachina was gifted to the fourth.

The test began with male absolute surprise.

Juan de Dios Salamanca, Alicante CAB athlete, pulled hard during the first of five laps distancing compact and large group header, controlled at all times and Pentinel Bezabeh, which have been the stars of the race.

On the second lap, the lead group, with all the favorites, stretched and reduced its effective hunting Salamanca.

In head Antonio Pentinel very active at all times.

The show came on the last lap, in the ups and downs of the circuit, where Pentinel and Bezabeh in head, watching each other, with the European champions who in the fall and got surprised Pentinel meters necessary to reach solo goal.

Poster for the 2013 edition

The XXXI National Cross "Fiestas de la Virgen" had Alemayehu Bezabeh participation, European Champion 2013 Cross, who headed the participation of elite athletes.

Furthermore, had the participation of Antonio Jiménez and Antonio Pentinel Abbey, members of the Spanish team with Bezabeh got the gold medal for selections on Sunday in Belgrade.

The women's race featured Lidia Rodriguez, bronze in the European Cross this year, trying to regain the victory obtained in the last two editions of the Cross Feast of the Virgin, to rivals such as Gema Barrachina, Spain champion of Cross 2013 or Marisa Casanueva, current runner-up Spain 10 km.


The first test, the category male veteran, was opened at 9.45 am, succeeding every race until all 20 categories scheduled.

It was attended by over 1,500 athletes from more than 80 groups, clubs and associations in the Region of Murcia, Valencia, Castilla - La Mancha, and Andalusia.

The XXXI National Cross Celebrations of the Virgin - Gran Prix Yecla Furniture Fair has been organized by the Department of Sports and Deportes Hon.

Yecla Town Hall, next to the bracket Arcabuceros Virgen del Castillo, in collaboration with the Sports Association Athletics and Cross-country skiers Yeclano Club of Yecla.

This year's grand prize Yecla Furniture Fair has been sponsored by self Furniture Fair and Furniture Technology Center (CETEM).

It has also been sponsored by numerous companies in the city and national level.

The awards ceremony was attended by the Mayor of Yecla, Marcos Ortuño, Pedro Romero, Councillor for Sports, Juan José Forte, President of the bracket Arcabuceros "Virgen del Castillo" with city officials and representatives of sponsoring entities

Source: Ayuntamiento de Yecla

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