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The Madrid World Cup 2018 canceled

 It has been canceled for not ensuring athletes an event at the international level due to the work being done in the lake of the Casa de Campo, where it is not certain that they are completed in time for the test

The ITU 2018 World Cup in Madrid, which was scheduled for next September, has been canceled due to cleaning and construction works that are being carried out in the lake of the Casa de Campo, where the swim segment was going to be played, and that it is not certain that they are completed in time to be able to dispute the test, since it is not only a question of finishing the works, the lake must also be filled and the quality of the usual water in the lake returned for an event of these characteristics.

"Despite all the efforts we have made to try to find alternative solutions, and after many conversations with the local authorities, who have given us all possible facilities, we have considered that the best option is the cancellation of the Cup test. of the World of Madrid for this year, since the options that we have available do not assure us of being able to offer athletes an event with the level and scenario that we have been able to obtain after many years of work"Said the Secretary General of the Spanish Triathlon Federation, Alicia García.

However, the Spanish Federation has the support of the Madrid City Council to return to 2019 to host this test, also offering a renewed stage that will undoubtedly attract international athletes.

The International Triathlon Federation (ITU) is currently in talks with other National Federations and local organizers to try to replace this event with another World Cup that would take place that same weekend in September, and will be announced shortly.

The World Cups are the second category event for the ITU, and for this 2018 season present a completely renewed calendar, which will have a total of 16 tests around the world. The season of the 2018 World Cup began last February with the test of Cape Town (South Africa), and moved in March to Mooloolaba (Australia) for the Oceania stage of the circuit. With one more race to come next week, in New Plymouth (New Zealand), the World Cup season will end in November in Miyazaki (Japan).

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