Orihuela hosts the Spanish Long Distance Triathlon Championship on Sunday
Orihuela is already preparing thoroughly to receive the more than 150 participants who will start the National Triathlon Championship "Viento del Pueblo" next weekend, which will make the capital of Vega Baja the focus of attention at the national level of this sport.
The participants, of which a third are triathlon professionals and the rest amateurs, will arrive at the municipality next Saturday in what will be the day before the competition.
The established calendar reflects a cultural visit to the city during that day, in which training sessions will also take place, the delivery of numbers and a technical talk by experts to the athletes.
All this will be completed with an exhibition of sports equipment that can be visited in the Palacio del Agua.
On Sunday the 6th, at six in the morning, some buses will take the participants from their lodging places to the La Pedrera reservoir, where starting at eight in the morning the swimming sector will be held four kilometers away. . The subsequent bicycle tour will have a 120-kilometre itinerary that will pass through different municipalities in the region such as Hurchillo, Bigastro, San Miguel de Salinas, Torremendo and Rebate. This sector will end at the Palacio del Agua, where the running segment will begin. A total of 30 kilometers divided into two circuits, one along the river bank and the other through the historic center of Orihuela, must be completed by the participants to finish the test.
Professional athletes are expected to take approximately six hours to complete the entire course of the three sectors, while popular participants could take up to ten hours.
The awards ceremony will take place around three in the afternoon at the Palacio del Agua and the rest of the prizes will be awarded at six in the afternoon.