Speed kings

The presence of reigning world champion Yan Guyader was the big attraction of Lagos’ 7th ‘Terras do Infante’ speed skating tournament.

The French speed king completely outclassed the opposition, setting a new Vila do Bispo-Sagres course record in the blue riband half-marathon event without being able to claim the overall men’s title, which went to Spain’s Patxi Peula, due to his late arrival.

Local youngster Gonçalo Marreiros impressed by taking third place in the senior section as did Roller Lagos club colleague Martyn Dias, a convincing winner amongst the juniors. France’s Laetitia Le Bihan was the best woman in competition.