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Banyoles will host the Spanish Triathlon Championship for elites only

Popular events have been suspended to reduce the number of participants

The city of Banyoles will host again on September 5 and 6 the Championship of Spain elite (Olympic distance) and the Junior European Cup.

After the success of the Spanish Sprint Championship in the city of Pontevedra, the FETRI will organize both tests in Banyoles with all the security measures to avoid contagion of Covid-19.

Two days, with 400 triathletes in competition

El Saturday, September 5 in the afternoon the Championship of Spain elite with the participation of a total of 150 athletes,

El Sunday, September 6and the Junior European Cup and the Spanish Elite Championship in mixed category, with a total of 250 triathletes.

Popular tests have been suspended,

They will be the main competitions of a reduced sports event schedule in which, for reasons of security and control in the monitoring of athletes, popular character tests have been suspended, like the Triathlon of Catalonia that was to reach its 36th edition this year.

Check the program of both tests,

"We are going to replicate the successful model of Pontevedra by shielding the headquarters"

Jorge García commented: » We are going to replicate the successful model of Pontevedra, shielding the venue, even deliberating if we are going to set up a limited area for spectators or not, but holding an event in which the athlete is totally safe.

We are going to work on maintaining the same extraordinary measures that we have developed in Pontevedra and with the three competitions that will be underway

With this, the Spanish triathlon will have fulfilled its two individual triathlon Spanish championships and will have activated the League, as a step back to the new normal..

Extensive security measures

The protocol established to prevent contagion includes, among other measures, the limitation of participants in each of the tests.

In addition lThe circuits will be restricted only to the surroundings of the Lake, there will be restricted access to the organization's area, temperature controls for athletes, volunteers and the organization, mandatory use of the mask and reinforcement of cleaning and disinfection services.

On the other hand, athletes will also see some of their habits modified and during the competition there will be no changing rooms, as well as physiotherapy service after the tests and the dynamics of the aid stations will be changed to minimize contact.

As for the volunteers, they will be assigned a specific service in a specific area of ​​action to restrict their movements as much as possible.

La public presence will also be restricted and in a reserved and limited area and there may not be any type of contact with athletes and volunteers.

Consult the FETRI Action Plan

The next appointment in Roquetas with the Copa del Rey and the Queen

After Banyoles the appointment will arrive in Roquetas (Almería) where the Copa del Rey and Reinas well as the Spanish Relay Championship the next 19 and 20 September.

The Almeria town is one of the safest areassy is prepared to welcome athletes with all the planned health measures.

Most of its establishments, hotels and restaurant chains have the 'Safe Andalusia' Seal, a certificate that identifies them as safe places and that they comply with the regulations of the World Health Organization.

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