A coffee with Saleta Castro

A coffee with Saleta Castro

May 10, 2022 16 view(s)

Talking about cyclism with cyclist Saleta Castro

A short bio of who you are and your career so far

I am Saleta Castro, professional triathlete from Spain. I started in triathlon with 13 years old. I was in the Olimpic distance spanish selection until 2010. And my last years only I did Long distances and Ironman races.

Three greatest achievements in her career:

  • 1ª Ironman Maastricht 2017
  • 8ª World Championship Ld Challenge Almere 2021
  • 5ª Ironman Frankfurt Europeanship 2019

To know more about Saleta Castro:

How did you start cycling/triathlon?: I started with 13 years old because my swim coach saw that I had qualities for the triathlon.

Why do you continue with triathlon now?: Now the triathlon is my lifestyle. I chose this way because the sport is what I make me happy. I like to suffer and to search my limits every day.

What was the most important race you’ve done to date? : My most important race is Ironman Maastricht 2016. There I did 2 place, and I won my points for the Ironman World championship Hawaii in professional category. This was my dream..

What is your pre-race ritual?: I don’t have pre-race ritual but I like to be quiet, listening my music and to be focus in my long and hard day.

What do you think about while cycling?: Sometimes I think that is the best thing in the world because I feel free and other times I want to cry because It is really hard but I think that in my bike I can to arrive to any place and ride I help me to disconnect.

What is your go-to training meal?: Ommelet, quinoa and rice.

How do you recover after a tough race or training ride?: I drink my recovery; I go to the massage and I am in my home quiet.

What song is your go-to for the cycling?: I never use the music when I ride on bike.

Who is your favorite cycling “team”?: My favorite Team is Movistar and Jumbo-Visma.

Apart from endurance sports, what is your passion?: I like the puzzles, travel, drink coffee in beautiful places and to be with my family.

What was the best piece of cycling advice you ever received?: The climbing don’t finish in last km, the most import is to be strong in the flat road in the top. And always search a good position in group knowing where is the wind.

What advice do you have for someone who wants to follow in your footsteps?: My advice is that always search your way and fighting for your dreams and don’t forget enjoy.

Why ROTOR?: I like ROTOR from the first time that I used it. Quality, comfort and variety with ROTOR I have all what I need.

What’s your favorite ROTOR component and why?: I like the ROTOR cranks because have the size I need and I feel how I transmit all my power in each pedaling.