The province of Huelva will be the main protagonist of the start of the European duathlon and triathlon season on the weekends of March 7 and 8.
It will be with the dispute of the Duathlon European Championship Punta Umbría, and from the 14th and 15th with the Triathlon European Cup from Huelva.
These two international events will place Huelva and Punta Umbría in 2020 as epicenters of the triathlon and duathlon at the continental level
Both tests were presented yesterday at the headquarters of the Diputación de Huelva with the presence of the local athlete Emilio Martín, twice world duathlon champion and aspiring to European gold in Punta Umbría.
Emilio Martín «I am already counting the hours to be able to compete in Punta Umbría«
The Huelva-born Emilio Martín, one of the best duathletes in history, is thoroughly preparing the Championship of Europe from Duathlon Punta Umbría 2020, with the unequivocal objective "To be on the top of the podium, here at home, for me there is nothing more important in this next season. Trying to give everything in front of mine motivates me especially, although it is also an added responsibility.
It will be incredible for me to compete against the best in Europe and the world on the same streets and on the same asphalt that I usually train on. There will be an impressive sports level and I will have it very complicated, but I am already counting the hours to be able to compete in Punta Umbría".
More than 1.000 participants are expected
Registrations are now open for the Duathlon European Championship to be held in Punta Umbría on March 7 and 8, 2020, both in sprint and standard distance.
The circuit designed with the collaboration of Emilio Martín
In the test it is expected that more than 1.000 participants enjoy the spectacular and fast tours designed with the collaboration of Emilio Martín himself, in which it will be the main international event in next year's FETRI calendar.
Saturday, the turn of the GGEE
On Saturday March 7 will take place the European Sprint GGEE away championship, with drafting allowed and distances of 5 kilometers of race, 20 kilometers of cycling and 2 km. in the final foot race.
On the same day the junior, sub-23 and elite titles will be played. On Sunday the 8th the European Standard distance will take place, with 10 km. of race on foot, 40 km. cycling and 5 km. of running on foot, and drafting not allowed.
The following weekend the European Cup in Huelva
With no time for rest, the weekend after the European Championship in Punta Umbría will be held between the town of Punta Umbria and the capital of Huelva. first scoring event of the year for the European Triathlon Cup.
The start of the test will be in Punta Umbría with swimming and the first transition (T1) and will continue in Huelva after the cycling segment with T2 (second transition) and the race on foot and finish.
That weekend of March 15 the best European triathletes will meet in Huelva with the aim of gradually climbing positions in the qualifying ranking and to achieve the necessary set-up to aspire to achieve a place in the Olympic Games in Tokyo. year.