Banyoles has all the necessary ingredients to make the test a success
This weekend, the town of Banyoles will host the Premium Triathlon European Cup. A total of 26 countries will be represented in this test to be held this Sunday.
Its origins date back to 1986 when about 300 triathletes gathered at the starting dock to participate in the first triathlon held in this town, year after year hosting this test, today it celebrates the silver anniversary. With consolidated experience, and after hosting the Sub1993 European Triathlon Championship in 23, this year, the town of Banyoles takes the leap and celebrates the first Premium Triathlon European Cup.
In addition, it will have a "luxury guest", Javier Gómez Noya, current triathlon world champion “the final decision to go to Banyoles was a bit based on my training, thinking about what we believe is the best way to face the WCS in London that will be held next week. Knowing Banyoles, which is an ideal place for holding a triathlon and also thinking about my training sessions, I definitely decided to participate. This time I will not compete at 100% of my performance, since next weekend I will have to be in London, but it will help me to be able to try some things and enjoy the test "
Today this test is a reality in large part thanks to the support of the Higher Sports Council and the Banyoles City Council through the Councilor for Sports, Jordi Congost, the Catalan Triathlon Federation and the Spanish Triathlon Federation.
For Jesús Andreu, President of the Catalan Triathlon Federation, “Banyolés has all the necessary ingredients, a magnificent natural lake, an incredible environment, a great love of its citizens for this sport ... in addition, it is a city consolidated in the organization and hosting sporting events. From the first triathlon in which I took part and which was held in 1986, through the celebration for several years of the mythical "triathlon postal box circuit", 25 years later and without failing a single one, Banyoles continues to host every summer a triathlon test ”. “Triathlon is a sport that has had great momentum in recent years, Banyoles has always been there. Hosting the Premium Europe Cup is a step forward to achieve our illusion, which is to be able to celebrate a Triathlon World Cup soon "" I want to thank all the triathletes who will visit us these days for their participation, I am sure they will enjoy this circuit"
A total of 23 will be the countries that will take part in the test that will start on Sunday at 9.45 in the elite category for women and at 12.45:1500 for elite men. The circuit will be carried out on the Olympic distance consisting of 2 meters of running on Lake Banyoles and will consist of 40 laps, 6 km cycling, 10 laps, and 3 kilometers of running, XNUMX laps of the circuit. These last two segments will take place near the lake.