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Mikel Zabala analyzes the days on cycling and triathlon

On Saturday, December 17, the “National Cycling and Triathlon Conference: 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 days, which “represent a meeting point between two sports that aim to seek synergies in order to better address how to enhance the values ​​intrinsic to sport and in particular to these two. Under the motto 'values, equality and fair play' we want to promote the best of both sports and how to transfer it to society. In this way, we want to review the trajectory followed until today 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 inaugurated 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 Women and Sports Programs of the CSD, and will be those in charge of delivering trophies to outstanding cyclists and triathletes, such as Rosa Bravo - a reference in several cycling disciplines -, José Antonio Escuredo - Olympic medalist and an example for young track cyclists -, Ana Burgos - former cyclist and triathlete of reference in international level- and Alberto García –outstanding INEF coach and professor-. “We want to recognize the sporting career of people who have contributed enormously with their effort and dedication, serving as an example for others to take over in the future.”

During the morning and afternoon of Saturday, the program includes different specific talks on cycling and triathlon but also on such important values ​​as equality and fair play. "The aim is to listen to the people who work every day in reality with their federations, clubs, events... so that they can provide us with all their experience and practical knowledge so that we can all improve and address the needs that arise as soon as possible."

Mayte Leruite, from the University of Granada, will open the Conference with “The female cyclist vs. The female athlete. Current Situation”, to give way to Alberto García, who will speak on training with women, closing the morning session with “training and co-education 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 afternoon conference, before Zabala talks about “The comprehensive 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 Mayalén Noriega, members of the Spanish champion tandem, the para-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,” concluded Zabala, who also recalled that “attendance is free and a certificate and a CD with documentation to the attendees, so we would appreciate those interested to register as soon as possible.” Likewise, the RFEC will help by paying the mileage of a car through the Autonomous Federation.

Source: triathlonsportzone.com

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