It is already official, the Vitoria Triathlon will become part of the Ironman franchise and confirm the date of the 2019 to be played on the 14 of July.
IRONMAN, a company of Wanda Sports Holdings, is pleased to announce the launch of a new career that will join the portfolio of the 2019 series of European events - IRONMAN® Vitoria-Gasteiz in the Basque Country, Spain.
"Ris a great news that Vitoria-Gasteiz is part of the cast of IRONMAN cities"In the words of the Mayor of Vitoria-Gasteiz, Gorka Urtaran,"is a fair reward for the great work of the team captained by Eduardo Martinez and an exceptional city for the practice of this sport".
Also the Deputy General of Álava, Ramiro González, has joined to celebrate this news that consolidates Álava as a place where events can be organized at an international level and of great magnitude. "This qualitative jump of the Triathlon of Vitoria-Gasteiz supposes an accolade to the way of working of the Alava and Alava".
"Hand elements that make us think that we will have a memorable race, such as the team's experience in the field and the tradition that Vitoria has with triathlon. It is a dream come true that IRONMAN reaches our region and, above all, great news for the Alavés sport and for the whole country” explains the Race Director, Eduardo Martínez.
The Basque Country is known for its people and its picturesque landscapes, offering visitors amazing natural landscapes, rich architecture and, above all, passionate and vibrant people. Participants can also expect a warm welcome and enthusiastic support from the inhabitants of Vitoria-Gasteiz, all the way to the Meta in the heart of the city.
"Spain is known for being the birthplace of many of the best triathletes in the world, and with new races like this one in Vitoria-Gasteiz, we hope it will encourage even more people to practice this sport"Says the Director of IRONMAN in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Stefan Petschnig.
"We have sold out all the events in Spain this year - two IRONMAN races, three IRONMAN 70.3 races as well as Rock 'n' Roll Madrid Marathon. The number of athletes, therefore, has slightly exceeded our event capabilities, so adding one more race in the north will help us meet the demand to participate in IRONMAN events in the future" Add.
Vitoria-Gasteiz is considered one of the greenest and most sustainable cities in Europe and its values will make athletes, family and friends fall in love with the city and its surroundings.
The athletes of IRONMAN Vitoria-Gasteiz will start the 3.8km in the calm waters of Lake Ullibarri-Gamboa, the largest water reserve in Euskadi. From this point, you will travel by bicycle 180km through the most picturesque villages of the Álava region, surrounded by the mountains of the Sierra de Urkilla and Elguea. To finish, the participants will tackle the 42.2km of the foot race in the historical center and pedestrian promenades of Vitoria-Gasteiz, full of passionate followers who will encourage the athletes who seek to complete the race.
IRONMAN Vitoria-Gasteiz 2019 will offer 40 qualifying places for the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, to be held at 2020.
The test will open registrations next September 24
With this test, Ironman already has 5 tests in our country, Ironman Lanzarote, Ironman Barcelona and Ironman 70.3 from Lanzarote, Barcelona y Marbella Besides of EDP Rock 'n' Roll Madrid Marathon and Half Marathon.
Official Website: http://eu.ironman.com/triathlon/events/emea/ironman/vitoria-gasteiz.aspx