The 2020 edition of the Challenge Madrid will be held on September 26 and 27 with the Long and Middle Distancia dispute.
Here we tell you the main news for the Challenge Madrid 2020 edition
Swimming changes location
The swimming test changes location and returns to the one that was the first option in the previous edition and will be held at the Playa de la Virgen Nueva (blue flag of the European Community) in San Martín de Valdeiglesias.
The swim will be on Saturday 26
The OPEN WATERS test that will take place on Saturday the 26th will also be held at the Playa de la Virgen Nueva.
The dangerous sections of the M501 are suppressed
With this new location of the T1, the narrow and dangerous sections of the M501 are eliminated and the last 45 km are respected by the left lane cut of said road towards Madrid for triathletes.
The numbers will be collected at the official hotel
On Saturday 26th the collection of bibs will take place directly at the official hotel (still to be confirmed, but very close to T2 in Pozuelo de Alarcón). The check in of the blue bag (run) will be done that same day in T2.
In this way the triathlete and companions will be avoided having to climb San Martín de Valdeiglesias and lose valuable time for rest. Also the EXPO, the PRESS CONFERENCE, the PASTA PARTY, and the BRIEFING will take place in the same hotel, concentrating everything in a single location avoiding displacement.
On Sunday you can check the bike
On Sunday the 27th, a fast bike check-in will take place prior to the respective departures of both Long Distance and Middle Distance.
The red bag (bike) will also be carried on the same Sunday and will be left in T1 at the same time that the bike is checked in. Once the test at Puerta del Sol is finished, the green bag (street wear) will be collected at the same finish line.
The objective, to facilitate the participation of the triathlete
With these modifications, the organization of Challenge Madrid aims to make the complex mechanics of this event as easy as possible for the triathlete and those accompanying it due to its uniqueness.
It has been the intention of the organization to listen to the various opinions that have been coming to us during the last month and to adapt the test to the demands of the triathletes.
That is why this year we improved an already unique and special test that has an online circuit, which runs through natural landscapes, runs through the historic center of Madrid and ends in the center of the city, Puerta del Sol.
See you on September 26 and 27, 2020!
All the information: https://challenge-madrid.com/