More than 200 people in the Spanish Winter Triathlon Championship in Jaca

More than 200 people have registered to date to participate this Saturday in the Jaca-Candanchú Winter Triathlon, a competition that is the Spanish Championship of the modality.

The organization, which is in charge of the triathlon section of the Mayencos de Jaca club, has set the maximum participation of 300 runners who can sign up until Friday and to date 220 have registered, as explained in the presentation made today Michel Galay, head of the Triathlon section of the aforementioned club.

Present with him were the mayor of Jaca, Víctor Barrio, the Councilor for Sports, José Manuel Prada, the president of the Jacetania region, José María Abarca, the president of Mayencos, Pedro Arceredillo, and Fernando Valero representing Candanchu station.

The Jaca-Candanchú Winter Triathlon is a competition that already took place between 1987 and the year 2000, under the name of White Triathlon, although it does not take place entirely on snow since it will run through several streets of the historic center and through the main monuments of the Jacka city.

Specifically, there are 10 kilometers of running on foot, divided into five laps through the city center, 33 kilometers of cycling between Jaca and the Candanchú ski resort, reaching the port of Somport, and 10 kilometers of cross-country skiing on the circuit of this winter resort.

The competition will begin at 10:45 am at the Town Hall gate with the start of the female category, while the men will start fifteen minutes later.

The organization anticipates that around 11:20 am the first triathletes will pass through the Biscós square to pick up their bicycles heading to Candanchú on the N-330 which, from that moment on, will progressively cut off traffic going up to the Somport pass. , where the last triathletes are expected to arrive at approximately 14:00 p.m., at which time the entire road will be free to traffic also going up.

After those 33 kilometers by bike, the participants will take the skis at the Candanchú military detachment to join the long-distance circuit, which they will do three laps of 3.300 meters.

The circuit is "in perfect condition" for the development of the test, which will conclude at the Candanchú biathlon stadium.

The start of the race has been delayed in order not to harm road users who go to the Astún and Candanchú stations that day, so the organization has asked white sports fans to access both centers before 11:15 a.m. so as not to be affected by the cut of the N-330.

The road, however, will remain open in the direction of descent to Jaca at all times.

The president of Mayencos has recognized the effort made from the triathlon section in the organization of this competition since it is "three tests in one".

Likewise, he has highlighted the importance of this type of event at the tourist level because "sports tourism is booming" and there are more and more "those who move to travel and compete", a fact that the representatives of the City Council have also underlined. and the region.


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