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Challenge Madrid will be European Championship of LD Triathlon in 2018

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The European Long Distance Triathlon Championship in 2018 will be held in the Challenge Madrid the next September 23

The European Triathlon Federation has confirmed yesterday 8 of January that the European Long Distance Triathlon Championship will be held this year in Madrid in 2018, the 23 day of September. And with the goal located in the heart of the capital of Spain, in Puerta del Sol itself.

El Challenge Madrid presents a relatively flat walking circuit, although theThe cyclist will be more demanding will demand the effort of the triathletes in an environment of breathtaking views through the Sierra Norte of Madrid, with the ascents to the ports of Canencia, Morcuera and Cotos with slopes between 3 and 5%. The swimming area will be located 75 km from the city in a place surrounded by forests of oaks and pines and located in the Lozoya reservoir.

The route of 180 km will pass through the following places: the starting line is located in the swimming facilities of the Canal de Isabel II in Buitrago de Lozoya, passing through Villavieja de Lozoya (km6), San Mamés (km 9,9), Gargantilla (km 13,7), Town of Canencia (km 22,8), mountain pass Canencia (km 32,3), Miraflores de la Sierra (km 38,4), mountain pass Morcuera (km 49,1), Rascafría (km 63,4), Paso de Preserves (km 79,9), mountain pass of Navacerrada (km 86,4), Fuente del Ventorrillo, El Dump, Valdemorillo, Villanueva de la Cañada, entrance to Madrid by the M-508 road, cross Casa de Campo and get to Explanada del Rey in Madrid Río.

El Transition area of ​​T2 will be established in Explanada del Rey in Madrid Río and this is where the final stretch of 42 kilometers will start on foot. After leaving T2 in Explanada del Rey in Madrid Río, the route will continue towards the Manzanares river area. From there, a final ascent to the Cuesta de la Vega, which becomes Calle Mayor and then entrance to the Puerta del Sol where the goal will be located.

The "Kilometer Zero" is the place where all the main roads of Spain begin and thousands of thousands of spectators provide you with the experience of your life when you almost go flying when crossing the finish line.

If you want to know more information you can consult the Challenge Madrid website

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