Next Sunday the Second edition of the Ciudad Albacete Triathlon will be held. Although the first edition dates back to 2004, this time at the Albacete Triathlon Club they intend to give it continuity and repeat this test year after year, since it is having a good reception and more triathletes than expected have registered (180 registered among all categories).
The test has the support of the Los Llanos Social and Sports Club, where the organization of the test will be located, as well as the swimming and running segments. The cycling segment will run along the avenue of the Pozomajano road. Competitions will start from 9 in the morning.
One of the incentives that it will have will be the dispute of the Regional Triathlon Championship in the cadet category, under the distances of 400 meters of swimming, 8 km of cycling and 1500 meters of running on foot. Albacete Cristina González, dominator of the cadet category in CLM, starts as a favorite in the female category, even doing good positions in some triathlons in the absolute category. Alba Martinez from Cuenca and Teresa Cañadas from Albacete will try to accompany Cristina on the podium. In the male category, Juan Carlos Sáez from Cuenca and Antonio Lafuente from Cuenca start as favorites. From Albacete, Samuel Tendero will try to make a good race to be eligible for the podium. Albacete Ricardo Ander-Egg, Juan Ramón Sánchez and Juan Carlos Pedrosa will also participate.
Subsequently, around 9:40, the absolute test will take place, where the organizers have sought affordable distances to promote the participation of newcomers in triathlon. Thus, triathletes will have to cover 400 meters of swimming, 10 km of cycling and 2 km of running on foot. The test will have as favorite the Albacete of the Mandarache Triathlon Club of Cartagena Mateo. There will also be good juniors such as Guillermo Martínez and Emilio Arroyo, from Albacete, and Ramírez Vinuesa twins from Rodez.
In the female category it seems that the victory will be between the two Albacete juniors Cristina Moya and Claudia López, who will make a quality touch prior to the Spanish Triathlon Championship to be held in September in Vigo. The winners of the test will get a weekend for two people in a hotel of the Sidorme chain. The first places to finish the test will receive a free month at the Polideportivos & Fitness Imaginalia gym.
To end the day, tests will be carried out for the children's, fry, baby and pre-baby categories with distances more appropriate to their ages.
To be able to carry out, in addition to the Los Llanos Social Club, the Albacete Triathlon Club has been sponsored by the Albacete City Council, Cycnetwork, Coca Cola, Hotel Sidorme, Bicicletas Rumbo, Ivre sport recovery and Arenas Audio.
On the other hand, on Saturday the Regional Triathlon Championship in Olympic distance (1500 meters of swimming, 40 kms by bike and 10 kms of running on foot) is played in the town of Alcarreña de Pareja. The Albacete club presents a powerful team made up of Pablo Pérez, Omar López, Benito Moreno, Javi Gutiérrez, Baltasar Escribano, David García Maeso and Manuel Léon who will try to make a podium in the team competition, where they score the first three at the finish line. Likewise, Omar López starts with options to take the medal in the Sub 23 category and Benito Moreno in absolute