The Zaragoza town of Caspe will host the Spanish Cros Triathlon Championship, a test that combines swimming, BTT cycling (mountain bike) and running and will take place in the natural area of Mas de la Punta, in the Sea of Aragon, on June 11 and 12.
The mayor of Caspe, Teresa Francín, the general director of Sports of the Government of Aragon, Álvaro Burrel, the director of Competitions of the Spanish Triathlon Federation, Felipe Gutiérrez, the director of the Caspe Triathlon club, Ramón Repollés, and the triathlete Víctor del Corral, have presented this Tuesday at a press conference in Zaragoza, the competition organized by the Caspolino club with the sponsorship of the Zaragoza Provincial Council (DPZ), the Government of Aragon and the Bajo Aragón-Caspe Region.
Ramón Repollés recalled that it was the Aragonese Triathlon Federation and the region who "pushed us to develop this test, which is getting bigger and bigger", and that this year, in its third edition, it will celebrate the national competition.
In this test, "we hope to have, like the 2010 competition in Extremadura, a capacity of 450 duathletes and triathletes," explained Repollés, detailing that the championship has been organized with a budget "quite tight" of 42.000 euros. but that it will make it possible "for the event to come out with sufficient guarantees to provide the athletes with the necessary assistance."
The national competition, which will take place on Sunday, June 12, will consist of a triangular circuit of one thousand meters of swimming, a 20-kilometer MTB bike route - three laps of the circuit - and will end with a six-kilometer race on foot. in this order and without interruption between them.
On Sunday, both in the men's and women's categories, elite athletes will compete and a competition will be organized by age groups for federated people.
On Saturday, June 11, athletes who are starting in triathlon will be able to participate since "the distances will be shorter so that people do not have so much respect for the test" and are encouraged to participate, said the director of Caspe Triathlon.
Among the elite athletes who will attend the Spanish Cros Triathlon Championship in Caspe is Víctor del Corral, who this week has visited this municipality to see the Mas de la Punta place, "an ideal environment to practice sports", he has considered.
After completing the tour, the athlete has indicated that the established bicycle circuit "is technically correct and is fine so that everyone can do it with guarantees."
However, "running was what I liked the most," he assured, pointing out that the terrain is "very clean, traced with small slopes to mark the differences." "It seemed a very good place" for this competition, he said.
For his part, the director of Competitions of the Spanish Triathlon Federation, Felipe Gutiérrez, has stated that "I am calm" with the organization of this test in Caspe and has estimated that it will be an "excellent" competition.
Information about the test here!