On Saturday, December 17, the “National Cycling and Triathlon Days: values, equality and fair play” will be held in the Juan Antonio Samaranch Auditorium of the Higher Sports Council, with the aim of seeking common synergies between two sports with similar characteristics.
Mikel Zabala is the coordinator of these sessions, which “represent a meeting point between two sports that seek to find synergies in order to better face how to enhance the values intrinsic to the sport and in particular these two. Under the motto 'values, equality and fair play' we want to enhance the best of both sports and how to transfer it to society. In this way, we want to review the trajectory followed to date to enhance the positive and improve as much as possible to project an image that engages young people in our sports. ”
The conference will be opened by Juan Carlos Castaño, President of the RFEC, Marisol Casado, President of the ITU and member of the IOC, José Hidalgo, President of the FETRI, and Silvia Ferro, Director of the CSD Women and Sport Programs, and will be those in charge of delivering separate trophies to outstanding cyclists and triathletes, such as Rosa Bravo –referent in various cycling disciplines-, José Antonio Escuredo - Olympic medalist and an example for young track cyclists-, Ana Burgos - former cyclist and triathlete of reference to international level- and Alberto García -outstanding coach and professor at INEF-. "We want to recognize the sporting trajectory of some people who have contributed enormously with their effort and dedication, serving as an example for others in the future to take over."
The program includes during the morning and Saturday afternoon different specific talks on cycling and triathlon but also on such important values as equality and fair play. "It is intended to listen to the people who day after day work in reality with their federations, clubs, events ... so that they give us all their experience and practical knowledge so that we can all improve and meet the needs that arise the sooner the better."
Mayte Leruite, from the University of Granada, will open the Conference with “The cyclist woman vs. The athlete woman. Current Situation ”, to make way for Alberto García, who will speak about training with women, closing the morning session with“ training and coeducation in cycling and triathlon schools ”, with Israel González, head of RFEC schools, and Angel Aguado.
Adapted cycling and paratriathlon. School of values ”, with Félix García Casas and Cristina Azanza, responsible for both federations, is the title of the first evening conference, before Zabala talks about“ The integral training of the athlete. Fair play and the problem of doping ", to close with a round table, in which the aforementioned Ana Burgos and Alberto García, Josefa Benítez and Mayalem Noriega, members of the Spanish champion tandem, the athlete Susana Rodríguez and the national coach, will participate, Ramón González Arrieta.
"In short, we hope to spend an entertaining and fun day, enjoying the sport that we like the most and with the aim of improving the balance of previous years", ended Zabala, who also recalled that "attendance is free and free and there will be a certificate and a CD with documentation to attendees, so we would appreciate those interested to register as soon as possible. " Likewise, the RFEC will help by paying the mileage to a car by the Autonomous Federation.