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Pablo Dapena will return to the Challenge Madrid

The Galician triathlete will be on the starting line of the Challenge Madrid next September 22

Pablo Dapena, will compete again in the long distance, will be in the Challenge Madrid, test in which he participated last year got the European runner-up being second in the competition.

Now he is looking forward to this test, after a great season and betting on the Bonus Challenge, since he has to complete an LD test to qualify for it. Last year he shared the award with Sebastian Kienle, as they ended up tied for points

Challenge Madrid that this year premieres new travel, the September 22 will be played with departure in San Martín de Valdeiglesias (Western Sierra of the Community of Madrid), the town that for the second consecutive year will have the blue flag on the beach where the swimming sector will be played. It is the first indoor beach with blue flag of the Community of Madrid.

The cycling segment of 180 Km will be developed through the Sierra Oeste de Madrid where the mountainous relief predominates which gives way to other lower areas through which the Alberche and Perales rivers flow. The variety of landscapes, as well as the relief and the vegetal species that can be observed, are very valuable since this region runs between the 500 and 1500 meters of altitude.

The running race on foot in the center will be 4 laps that runs mainly through the Calle Mayor, La Almudena Cathedral, the Royal Palace, the Spanish Steps, Camoens promenade and the Debod Temple. At the end, on the last lap, the foot race will enter the Puerta del Sol for its arrival at “Km 0”, where the Goal will be located.

The 2019, a great season for Pablo Dapena

Pablo is having a great season this year, where last weekend he was third in the Challenge Prague, where he has already got podiums.

With the third place in Prague, he has added his third podium in Challenge tests, in addition to the second place in Salou y Lisboa

He has also won the title of sub world champion LD in Pontevedra, behind Javier Gómez Noya, he has been third in the IRONMAN 70.3 European Championship, where he was runner-up Javier Gómez Noya and has achieved the qualification for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Nice in the IRONMAN 70.3 Switzerland where was second

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