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News at the Bilbao Triathlon: new cycling circuit

The eighth edition of the event presents its latest novelty, a safer bike ride that will cause fewer problems to the city.

The organizers of Bilbao Triathlon, Innevento Sports and Trikirol, have released the latest change in travel for the test to be held on October 5.

It is a new cycling circuit even safer for all triathletes and that will cause less impact on traffic in the city and surrounding municipalities.

Therefore, this eighth edition supported by the Bilbao City Council, Bizkaia Provincial Council and the Basque Triathlon Federation, continues working to further enhance the experience for all triathletes who continue to rely on a unique event for their travels.

On the one hand, this modification approved by the Ertzaintza and the Municipal Police, has been due to the fact that all those responsible for the test want to continue improving in safety issues related to the routes, avoiding the most complicated areas and roads.

And, on the other hand, to cause fewer affections on the roads of the nearby municipalities. There will continue to be conditions, but in a lesser way than in previous years.


In this way, the new cycling route will have a total cumulative slope of 782 meters per lap (Half will be double) over 72 km distance.

Now the new climb from Enekuri to Artxanda and continuing to El Vivero, about 14km to 4% of unevenness in total and pending up to 10% en its first sections of Enekuri-Artxanda; start the descent to the Golf of the Ganguren Sports Club where you turn and start the climb again until you go down El Vivero to Galdakao.

News at the Bilbao Triathlon: new cycling circuit

From there, passing through Etxebarri, Begoña, Zumalakarregi, Campo Volantín until the esplanade of the Maritime Museum will return where the start and finish line will be located.

Excellent analyzes of the water quality of the estuary

As for the analyzes of the estuary water that the organizers undertook to carry out to reassure the participants, the latest published by the Bilbao Triathlon again show some excellent values in relation to the count of Escherichia Coli and Enterococci.

These are the mandatory parameters and values ​​for the assessment of inland waters according to a Royal Decree and federal regulations that require compliance with certain health standards.

The date of the microbiological test was carried out last September 10, the rest of the results from the previous months are published in a specific tab on your website

Gustavo Rodriguez and Helene Alberdi headliners

One more year, the winner of the last 4 editions of the Bilbao Triathlon will be seen in action. Gustavo Rodriguez, With a commendable international record, he will try to get the txapelas poker.

In the feminine category the gipuzkoana Helene Alberdi, toThis long distance champion of Spain, aspires to get her first Bilbao Triathlon. Along with them, other important national triathletes will meet, both in Olympic and Half distances, since the registrations are increasing in these weeks of September and they still expect more people to sign up with these last-minute news.

The commitment to continue having a triathlon in Bilbao is final, and with the intention that it will become a benchmark date in the international triathlon.

Artxanda pools open for training

The other good news for the Bilbao Triathlon participants is that they will be able to train with wetsuits in the outdoor Olympic swimming pool of the municipal sports center of Artxanda thanks to the initiative of Bilbao Kirolak.

The pools will remain open until the end of October with hours from Monday to Friday from 13:00 p.m. to 19:00 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 13:00 p.m.


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