Both the Half and the Olympic distance test will start on Saturday 5 in October from the esplanade of the Maritime Museum of Bilbao, under the Euskalduna Bridge towards the Deusto Bridge.
The longest distance will almost reach the Pedro Arrupe footbridge in front of the University of Deusto and will return by the other side of the estuary until it ends near the exit point.
After the organization announced the change of cycling sector, now they tell us that in this edition of 2019 the Bilbao Triathlon will also modify the swimming sector to continue counting on the support of the fans from the handrails of the estuary and from the bridges that cross it.
The tour will continue to leave from the esplanade of the Maritime Museum of Bilbao, but instead of going to the Zorrozaurre canal as planned to inaugurate a new leisure space in the city, the swimming sector will go towards the center of the city.
The new circuits
The organization has made this decision by two reasons fundamentally. On the one hand, thinking about the participants and the assistants to the test, since now they will be able to listen from the water the spirits of the people, who will be able to follow the easiest test from the hurdles of the walk located in both margins of the estuary, as well as from the bridges that cross it. In this way they hope to maintain the great animation of previous editions.
The second reason for this decision has been that the works of the Deusto / Zorrozaurre canal they will not be completely finished to be able to welcome the triathlon with guarantees. The safety of the triathletes has been prioritized again to vary the course and wait until everything is finished to develop a swim test in that area.
Another aspect that the triathletes will surely appreciate is that the first weekend of October, after the summer months, the water will be about 4ºC warmer than on the usual date in which the Bilbao Triathlon was celebrated in the middle / end of May, what makes it ideal for the practice of triathlon.
The bicycle: less hardness with a new climb to the port of Vivero
As we mentioned a while ago, the Cycling sector of the Bilbao Triathlon It has also been modified in this edition where it has been decided to invest the tour by bike. The new circuit will have unprecedented increases, highlighting above all the change of direction of the route. If in previous editions it was going up from Bilbao to the port of Vivero, in this edition it will be the other way around.
The organization has sought a new climb to the mythical port through which La Vuelta a España has gone, to get percentages suitable for a triathlon of these characteristics and thus reduce the requirement by not having to face the large percentages of unevenness in some sections of the circuit.
The Bilbao Triathlon will celebrate Saturday October 5 in the capital of Vizcaya, where the triathletes will compete in two modalities: medium and Olympic distance.
Further information: http://bilbaotriathlon.com
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