The Galician triathlete Javier Gómez Noya will prepare this weekend in A Coruña, in the Spanish Sprint Triathlon and Relay Championships, the two great objectives that he will try to achieve in June: the Madrid World Cup test and the European Championship in Pontevedra.
The Ferrolano, who had a good start to the season with his victory in Sydney (Australia) ahead of the British Jonathan Brownlee and the Swiss Sven Riedere, will start the competition on his land on Saturday with the celebration of the relay test.
In it, the triathlete will participate with two companions from the Ciudad de Lugo Fluvial club and each will complete a course with 300 meters of swimming, eight kilometers of bicycle and two of running on foot.
A total of 220 registered will compete for the Spanish Relay Triathlon Championship, which will start at 15:00 with the open men's event, will continue with the open women's and elite at 16:30 and will conclude with the men's elite at 18:00 p.m.
Harder will be Sunday's competition, the Spanish Sprint Triathlon Championship, with 500 participants and in which Gómez Noya will face 750 meters of swimming, 20 kilometers by bicycle and 5 kilometers of running on foot.
The Sunday session will begin with the age group tests at 09:00, followed by the women's elite at 11:30 and the men's elite at 13:25.
In A Coruña, which last year organized the Triathlon King's Cup and does not rule out hosting the European championship in the future, 10.000 euros will be distributed in prizes for the first classified and a commemorative gift of the test for all those who manage to finish it This was announced today by the A Coruña councilor for Sports, Xan Martínez, who was accompanied by the secretary of the Galician Triathlon Federation, Ánxelles Otero, and one of the municipal sports managers, David Mateo, at the presentation of the event.
The Spanish championship will be held, unlike the Copa del Rey, in the Riazor area, with the swimming test on the beach and the walking and cycling tour on the promenade.
Xan Martínez hopes that the sports weekend will be successful in A Coruña, where, in addition to the triathlon championship, the European Rugby Championship for women and the OK League match for roller hockey in which the Lyceum can conquer the Title.