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The Bilbao Triathlon changes the course of the swimming sector

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.

Both the Half and the Olympic distance tests will start on Saturday October 5 from esplanade of the Bilbao Maritime Museum, 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 on the other side of the estuary until it concludes near the starting point.

After the organization announced the change of cycling sector, Now they tell us that in this 2019 edition the Bilbao Triathlon will also modify the swimming sector to continue counting on the support of the fans from the railings of the estuary and from the bridges that cross it.

The tour will continue starting from the esplanade of the Bilbao Maritime Museum, but instead of going to the Zorrozaurre canal as planned to open a new leisure space in the city, the swimming sector will go towards the city center.

The new circuits

Middle distance

New swimming circuit Bilbao Triathlon
New swimming circuit Bilbao Triathlon

Olympic Distance

New Olympic triathlon swimming circuit Bilbao Triathlon
New Olympic triathlon swimming circuit Bilbao Triathlon

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 to the people's spirits from the water, who will be able to follow the easiest test from the promenade fences located on both banks of the estuary, as well as from the bridges that cross it. In this way they hope to keep the great animation of previous editions.

The second reason for this decision has been that works of the Deusto / Zorrozaurre canal They will not be completely finished to be able to host the triathlon with guarantees. The safety of triathletes has been prioritized again to vary the route and wait until everything is finished to develop a swimming test in that area.

Another aspect that triathletes will surely appreciate is that the first weekend of October, after the summer months, the water will be around 4ºC warmer than on the usual date the Bilbao Triathlon was held in mid / late May, what makes it ideal for triathlon practice.

The bicycle: less hardness with a new climb to the port of Vivero

As we mentioned a while ago, the Bilbao Triathlon cycling sector It has also been modified in this edition where it has been decided to reverse the route by bike. The new circuit will feature unprecedented increases, highlighting above all the change of direction of the route. If in previous editions you went from Bilbao to the port of the Nursery, 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 passed, to achieve 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 on Saturday October 5 in the capital of Vizcaya, where triathletes will compete in two modalities: medium and Olympic distance.

More information: http://bilbaotriathlon.com

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