After a year of inflection, the eighth edition of the Bilbao Triathlon It returns with more force than ever and with many new features to attract thousands of triathletes again to the capital of Bizkaia.
The most important novelty is that the organization of the event, after listen to the requests of the triathletes to lower the level of demand for the bike ride and study the different proposals, have decided to invest the tour by bike presented for this edition of this 2019.
The main change is the new circuit, with unprecedented climbs, but in which the change in direction of the route stands out. If in previous editions you went up from Bilbao to the Vivero port, in this edition it will be the other way around. We are looking for a new ascent of the mythical port through which La Vuelta a España has passed and make the subsequent descent, in order to achieve adequate procedures for the attriatlon of these features and reduce demand by not having to face the large percentages of unevenness in some sections.
From Innevento Sports, organizers of the Bilbao Triathlon they confirm that security is still guaranteed since the new route has the OK from the security forces responsible for ensuring the smooth course of the race. The biggest problem to make change existed in passing through the city center, but it will finally be possible after reaching an agreement with the Bilbao Municipal Police.
Regarding the other modifications, the Bilbao Triahlon changes dated this year, being October 5 the day chosen for the test dispute. One more year will have the double test in Olympic distance in addition to the usual middle distance.
After the summer months, the water in the estuary will be around 4ºC warmer than the usual mid / late May date. The weather also improves in the first week of October with a record that indicates that 3 out of 4 days exceed 18ºC, making it ideal for triathlon practice.
Regarding the rest of the news, the following points stand out:
Change of boxes
In this edition the boxes will be at the Ramón de La Sota dock, next to the Bilbao Maritime Museum. It will once again be a unique box for the comfort of the participants and spectators who attend to see the test.
The swimming sector once again rediscovers the “new Bilbao” with an online tour of the newly opened Zorrozaurre channel.
Like 8 years ago, the Bilbao Triathlon reopens a new sports leisure space in the city.
The bike circuit also presents news, although it maintains its main hallmarks. It will be an 86 km route, where the mythical port of El Vivero will continue to be present. Drafting will not be allowed on the circuit
Race on foot
The circuit of 21 km on 3 laps will continue in the surroundings of the promenade along the estuary, passing through the most emblematic enclaves of Bilbao to reach the goal that will be located in the center of the city.
The registration process is already open on its website http://bilbaotriathlon.com. Here you can find all the available information, routes, tracks and registration prices.