The best triathlon visits Valladolid on Sunday

The triathlon has an important appointment with Valladolid. On Sunday, August 7, the fourteenth edition of a test that has been gaining prestige on the national scene over the years will be held in the city of Pisuerga. 350 athletes from all over Spain will compete in this tour of the urban area, the same one that some illustrious triathletes such as Gómez Noya or Iván Raña passed through years ago.
Pedro Hervás, as a representative of the Pisuerga Triathlon club, organizer of the event, and Alfredo Blanco, head of the Municipal Sports Foundation, attended the presentation of the test. Blanco stressed that "for the city council it is a satisfaction in two senses: for the city to host the largest number of top-level sporting events, and because the event results in economic activity, in shops and hotels in Valladolid."

Circuit through the urban area
Starting at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, the delivery of numbers will begin, the act prior to the starting gun of a competition that will be divided into three categories. At 10:45 am, the women will open the day, at 11 am it will be the men who start swimming and ten minutes later the non-federated runners will take the starting line.
The triathlon will begin, in the three categories, with the swimming phase. The start is located on Las Moreras beach and athletes must swim 750 meters along the Pisuerga River, passing under the Poniente bridge to return to the beach. From there they will go to the pit area to get on their bicycles and face the 20 kilometers of road on a route that will take them to Plaza de Colón, after passing through Isabel La Católica and Paseo de Zorrilla. In total, four laps of the urban circuit that will end again in the pit area located in front of the beach.
The foot race will be the last phase of this test, the one that will decide the champion, and that will take the participants into the heart of Valladolid on a walk that shows some of the artistic treasures that the city has. The runners will border the Patio Herreriano museum, will pass through the Poniente and the Plaza Mayor and will turn around in the square dedicated to the writer José Zorrilla; In total, five kilometers. The finish line will be located at the end of Paseo Isabel la Católica where the test will be concluded. The organization will distribute 3.490 euros among all the winners.
Streets cut
As a result of the race, several streets in the city center will be closed to traffic on Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 14 p.m. The Paseo de Zorrilla to Filipinos, Isabel la Católica, Plaza Colón, Antonio Lorenzo Hurtado or San Idelfonso are some of the main arteries where vehicle traffic will not be allowed. From the FMD they have mailed 1.500 neighbors who will be affected by the test.
Source: nortedecastilla

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