A day with Oscar Galindez

Oscar Galindez has been involved with triathlon about 26 years by now and this Pro from Argentina has seen all kinds of highs and lows over the years. Markus Rössel from Germany spent a day with him in Santos, Brazil, a 500,000 inhabitant city not too far from Sao Paulo, where he resides with his family.

All images © 2012 Markus Rössel

Oscar Galindez with one of his many trophies and the signature smile.

Oscar Galindez raced the St. Anthony's Triathlon in 2000 to gain points for the Sydney Olympics.

Some of the trophies in the home of Galindez.

The dedicated bike - gear room is packed.

Coming from Argentina it is essential to enjoy a daily Mate tea.

Oscar's wife Lisa shows of a unique present from one of his sponsors.

Getting ready for a ride.

Leaving his apartment.

To ride without any traffic he uses a ferry to set of to the other side of the river.

Quite a few other cyclists think along those lines.

Oscar rides towards the Gaza Strip, as local cyclist call an area where a lot of bike robberies are taking place. Oscar though is probably too fast.

The climbing starts as he leaves the city.

To get back to the center of Santos he takes the ferry again with the local peloton

Out at lunch with his wife Lisa and his daughter Sofia.

Looking back at old training logs.

Oscar is checking out a well known triathlon portal.

Some memories from a few years back.

The physio therapist checks out the flexibility of Oscar.

Work, work, work.

Oscar is very attentive to the instructions of the therapist.