Pontevedra hosts the Triathlon World Cup this weekend

Pontevedra will host this weekend the World Triathlon Cup Pontevedra-Xacobeo, in Elite Men's and Women's categories, with the dispute on Sunday afternoon of the qualifier for the Galician Triathlon Championship in sprint distance.

This competition will be the prelude and the great acid test for the Grand Final of the 2023 Triathlon World Series that will host the Galician city next season.

The Triarmada, in full

The Spanish #TriArmada will be led by the Galician Antonio Serrat, who competes a few kilometers from his hometown, and in his usual place of training. they will accompany you Genis Grau, after his brand new victory in the Huatulco World Cup, Sergio Baxter, winner of the Holten European Cup, as well as Jordi García y Anthony Benedict.

In the women's start, the Olympic Miriam Casillas y Anna Godoand they will be on the starting line together with Sofía Aguayo, podium at the European Cup in Coimbra, the Galician Sara Guerrero, Natalie Castro e Iria Rodriguez, plus Martha Pintanel, Noelia Juan y Cecilia Santamaría

The international presence will be of a high level, highlighting the recent podium participation of the Moroccan in the Hamburg World Series, Jawad abdelmoula, or other regulars in World Series appointments such as the French Valentin Morlec, the German Jonas Schomburg or the European supersprint runner-up Barclay Izzard.

In the female category, it stands out Lisa Terscth, after getting the bronze in the Hamburg World Series, before her public, the also German Meibner, European supersprint runner-up in Olsztyn, the French Sandra Dodet, Mathilde Gautier y Read Coninx, the Czech Kurikova or the young swedishTilda Manson, recent double World and European Junior Champion.

Pontevedra host of several international events

The Pontevedra City Council, the Pontevedra Provincial Council, the Xunta de Galicia and the Spanish Triathlon Federation together with the Galician Federation have made it possible for the largest international triathlon event in the world to be held for the first time in our country, and since it could not be otherwise in Pontevedra, the home of our Princess of Asturias Award, Olympic medalist and Triathlon world champion Javier Gómez Noya.

Pontevedra has hosted different international Triathlon events for many years, the 2019 Multisport World Championship being the last of them and an indelible memory for the city and the athletes since it was the best world championship in the modality to date. .

The president of the Spanish Triathlon Federation wanted to highlight that "This year 2022 we celebrate a special World Cup for several reasons.

The first of these is that for the first time in a major international competition Javier Gómez Noya will not be at the starting line in his city, although he will be accompanying the Spanish representatives.

It is also very special as it is the test for next year's Grand Final, as evidenced by the interest aroused by a World Cup that this year goes beyond competition.

And this is demonstrated by the representation that it will have both inside and outside the competition, both athletes and representatives of the World Triathlon at the highest level.

A competition in which I hope that once again our athletes are fighting for the podiums in one of our talismanic cities and that has given more joy to the Spanish triathlon".

For his part, the mayor of Pontevedra, Miguel Anxo Fernández Lores, highlighted the enormous "illusion" and "joy" of being closer to the celebration of the Triathlon World Cup of which the Boa Vila will be headquarters next weekend. «It is a very important test, which is raising tremendous expectations and this is demonstrated by the number of people who not only want to participate, but also want to see the capacity of our city when it comes to hosting this type of event.".

The councilor recalled that this weekend's test is, in some way, a thorough and magnificent test for the Grand Final of the Triathlon World Series that will be held in Pontevedra next year. «VWe are going to live up to this World Cup and it will be the best test we could have.

We know that almost a hundred representatives from different triathlon federations will come to check out the circuit, think about what's coming and get to know Boa Vila. Pontevedra really is a city for sports, and this is one more proof that proves it.".

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