During the weekend of September 17 and 18, Vigo will host the XVIII Spanish Triathlon Championship, in which Javier Gómez Noya from Ferrol will try to revalidate his title against the best national triathletes.
Paco Villanueva, president of the Galician Triathlon Federation, accompanied by Abel Caballero, mayor of Vigo, and Manel Fernández, councilor for Sports, presented yesterday the test that will be held in the surroundings of Samil and which will be attended by around 1.100 competitors.
The circuit will undergo variations depending on the category, but in the elite category, the 1.500-meter swimming route will be done in the waters of Samil beach, the 40-kilometer bike ride on Avenida de Europa and the 10-kilometer walk will be They will play on Avenida de Samil.
The championship will start on Saturday 17 at 13.00:14.15 p.m. with the starting gun for the male and female cadet and paratriathlon categories. At 15.00:XNUMX p.m. the race will begin by female age groups and from XNUMX:XNUMX p.m., the m
asculins. The main course is reserved for Sunday 18. At 9.00 am, the junior male and female triathletes will begin. At 10.15 am the female elite category and at 12.45 pm the male category.
Ferrolano Javier Gómez Noya will attend this event to defend his title despite the fact that this Saturday he will be playing in Beijing the last round of the World Series with the championship at stake. Santiago's Antón Ruanova will also be in Vigo, who will try to make things difficult for him.
The Gipuzkoan Ainhoa Murua, already classified for the London Games, will be the favorite in the female category, although Marta Jiménez and Ana Burgos can cause problems for her.