Rowing, cycling and racing will be concentrated tomorrow at the Arrigorriaga sports center. Basururitar Urbiko Triatloi Taldea organizes the second edition of the Popular Indoor Triathlon. Unique test of these characteristics in Bizkaia, the meeting hopes to bring together 70 athletes and fans of this specialty.
From the club they explain that "we propose distances so that everyone can do it." This year, however, they regret that "there are almost no townspeople and almost all are from outside." Participants in the event will have to travel a kilometer and a half on a remoergometer-simulation machine-, pedal another 5.000 meters on a stationary bicycle and 1.000 more on foot on foot in a circuit enabled inside the pediment. The times in which it is completed, in addition, are around 17 minutes.
The competition will be held in series of ten people, divided by sex and divided into several categories: absolute male and female, junior, under-23 and veterans 1 and 2. As a novelty, this time the test will begin at eleven in the morning - last year it was only held in the afternoon - and will resume at 16.00:XNUMX p.m.
But the movement in the sports facilities will start from the first hour, around 9.00. The ultrafondista Julián Sanz will face a new challenge. The Ugao-Miraballes rider will face three Urbiko triathletes, who by relays will try to complete the planned three hundred kilometers before Sanz.
This duel will not require moving from the site because the virtual long-distance training system or Bkool will be used, which generates images of the chosen route. The incidents will be carried out on rollers that will simulate the marked itinerary.
With this same method also, and as the final culmination of the day, six renowned triathletes will participate in an exhibition test, tougher than the tournament. Athletes such as last year's winner, Urbiko member José Ignacio López, Juan Gil and Rubén Almendro will cover 1.500 rowing meters, ten kilometers with their own competition bikes and two more foot races - twenty laps inside the pediment -.
In this sense, those responsible for the event explain that this display of skills involves "bringing" this modality closer to the public. "We are not a regular club, what we like is to offer something more to people and with these tests we have the possibility"