The I City of Palencia Triathlon, which will be held this Sunday in the capital of Palencia and which is organized by the Palencia Triathlon Club, in collaboration with the Municipal Sports Board, will bring together 150 runners from different Spanish regions, such as Madrid, Catalonia, Galicia, Cantabria, Asturias, Aragon, the Basque Country, Castilla-La Mancha or the Valencian Community. The test will take place in the Sprint Triathlon modality, which will consist of a 750-meter swimming segment, 20 kilometers of road bike and 5 of running.
At 8 am the numbers will be delivered, and an hour later, at 9 am, the boxes will open. At 10 am the female start will be given and at 10:05 am, the male one. At 12:30 pm the trophy delivery will take place.
The water segment will take place on the Carrión River, starting under the Iron Bridge in the direction of the San Miguel Bridge, where a 180 degree turn will be made in a buoy and it will go down with the current in favor again to the bridge de Hierro, to get out of the water and go to the pit area.
The triathletes will go with their bicycles towards the Puente Mayor, Allende el Río, the climb to the top of Autilla and Autilla del Pino. There you will make a 180 degree turn and you will return to Palencia along the same route, with the only novelty being the entrance to the Plaza de Pío XII through the Camino de Collantes and the Puente de Hierro. After leaving the bicycles in the pit area, the triathletes will cover the five-kilometer race on foot through an urban circuit that they will do three laps (Paseo del Salón, Avenida Modesto Lafuente and República Argentina, and in the first two laps they will pass through the tunnel of this last avenue, while in the third and last avenue you will not pass through the tunnel, since the goal will be located just above it, at the intersection of Plaza de Pío XII and Parque del Salón).
Among the favorites for the victory stand out the Valencian Jesús Gomar García (runner-up in Spain in the modality), as well as the best triathletes from teams such as the Pisuerga Triathlon or the CD Parquesol, both from Valladolid. Three teams from Palencia will also compete: the Astudillo Triathlon Club, which will play Javier Pérez's trick; the Mung Triathlon Team, with Ángel García, José María Llorente and Daniel Revuelta, and the Palencia Triathlon Club, with José Placer and Yannick Coustarot.
In the women's category, the Pisuerga Triathlon will put Patricia Sangrador on the starting line, a difficult rival for the Palencian Emma Pérez, favorite for victory.
On the other hand, the Palencia Triathlon Club will honor the triathlete from Astudillo Javier Pérez Pérez, 63, who will wear the number 1 in recognition of the world runner-up in Cross Triathlon that he achieved last April in El Anillo (Cáceres).