Gijón will gather 1.158 duathletes from the five continents in its streets

 

Gijón will host a record-breaking World Cup on September 24 and 25. The Duathlon World Cup is beating all records, with 1.158 registered participants from 35 different countries, which means that the five continents are represented in the different tests. And, in addition, the presence of the Galician triathlete and double world champion Javier Gómez Noya was confirmed, which is an added boost in the great poster that presents the test.
The Gijón World Cup takes the witness with a new participation record, with a total of 1.158 participants that are divided between Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Holland, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Russia and Slovenia.

This was announced yesterday at the Gijón City Hall, where a reception was held for the sponsors of the World Cup, among which is EL COMERCIO. The event was headed by the general director of Sports Policy, Marcos Niño, the Gijón Councilor for Sports, Pedro Barbillo, the president of the Spanish Triathlon Federation, Jorge García, and his counterpart in Asturias, Sharon Calderón.
Marcos Niño stressed that Gijón "is the city of sports in Asturias", while Jorge García was "satisfied" that the city is the place where the first world championship is played in Spain. The president of the Spanish Federation described the Gijon circuit as "the best possible scenario" and is sure that the event "will be a success." For her part, Sharon Calderón said with pride that "it will be, so far, the best World Cup in all history."
The competition will start on Saturday, the 24th, with the junior women's event and, later, the men's and the elite and sub 23 competition of both categories will arrive. The route of the large test will have a 2,5-kilometer walking circuit around El Molinón and Las Mestas, where participants will complete four laps to complete a distance of 10 kilometers. Next, they will make the change from the beachgoers to the bicycle on the Las Mestas track to face the part corresponding to the bicycle.
Start and finish in Las Mestas
Competitors will do 8 laps of a circuit that will begin in Las Mestas and that will run through the San Lorenzo Wall. In total 43,2 kilometers of hard effort on the bikes. To finish, the participants will put on the beach shoes again to face the last section on foot, which this time will be two laps along the same route and close the test with a distance of more than 58 kilometers before reaching the finish line, located in Las Mestas. There the names of the new duathlon world champions will be known.
The junior race must cover half as many kilometers as the elite race. The paraduathlon will be held on Saturday afternoon, starting at 17.45 pm. On Sunday, September 25, it will be the turn for the rest of the tests, among which the relay competition stands out, among other competitions, which will culminate a first-class world championship.
Source: elcomercio.es

 

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