The professional triathlete of Muntanyola, Erik Merino (Club Triatló Granollers) will compete this weekend in the VentouxMan Triathlon.
A career that Erik won in the 2017 edition (with current circuit record) and where last year I finish second.
Triathletes will have to complete Swimming 2.000m in the Lac des Girardes-Lapalud and then 90 kilometers of Cycling with 2.300m of accumulated slope. The first 60 kilometers are on a flat / undulating terrain and it is on the last stretch of the bike where the hardness is, with the ascent to Mont Ventoux (special category port in the Tour de France).
Once the triathletes crown this French Provence giant, they will have to descend to the ski resort of Mont Serein (1.500m high), where they will complete 21 kilometers of foot race with 400 meters of accumulated slope.
In previous statements Erik told us: “It is always special to return to Ventoux, it is a race that brings me good memories and I hope to be fighting for victory".
The test has a high level of elite participants, such as the multi Ironman champion Marcel Zamora, the current winner of EmbrunMan the French William Mennesson, the American north Philipis Scott winner of the last VentouxMan or the German Christian Kramer.
You can follow the race in the following link www.ventouxman.com/fr/