Pontevedra joins the Triathlon World Cup Calendar in 2022

The beautiful and quiet city on the northwest coast of Spain, Pontevedra, has been added to the calendar for the 2022 Triathlon World Cup, which will take place on weekend of July 23.

The event will also serve as a test for the 2023 Triathlon World Championship Finals, recently awarded to Pontevedra.

Jose Hidalgo, President of the Spanish Triathlon Federation positively valued the announcement of World Triathlon for this year's competition, "Cwith the celebration in Pontevedra of the Triathlon World Cup; Spain manages to concentrate two first-level events in our country, in the year in which the Olympic qualification period begins.

This World Cup will undoubtedly be a great international event since it will be the test road to the Grand Final of the World Series in 2023.

Therefore, Pontevedra will be one of the great world triathlon events, but we also want it to help us adjust all the circuits and work protocols for the year 2023 where we aspire to have the best Grand Final and Paratriathlon World Championship.".

For her part, the president of the World Triathlon, Marisol Married, stressed that “We are delighted that Pontevedra, which has proven to be a fantastic host to multiple sports on the world triathlon calendar, is now hosting some of the best triathletes in the world for this year's Triathlon World Cup, a perfect setting to achieve The teams ready for the Championship Finals in 2023”, said the President of the World Triathlon and member of the IOC, Marisol Casado.

"Having an event at the end of July means the best possible weather conditions in Pontevedra, with athletes, but also friends, families and fans who can enjoy the incredible places in the area, known for its mild temperatures, incredible beaches and tasty food.».

The Mayor of Pontevedra Miguel Anxo Fernandez Lores He also welcomed with great joy the concession of this World Cup to the city of Lérez, which will allow it to once again enjoy the rivalry of the best athletes in the world, in an incomparable setting by using the streets of the city as a circuit and its natural environment. as a test space “transforming the World Cup into a new show for all Pontevedra men and women”, indicated the mayor.

“It is known that Pontevedra is dedicated to each championship that is held in the city, which is why it has become one of the world references to compete in these events, both due to the professionalism in the organization of the events and the involvement of the residents. and neighbors of Pontevedra”, said Lores.

“The test will serve as a test for the future and long-awaited World Series that will be held in 2023 and we trust that they will once again make Pontevedra the Triathlon capital of the world.”, explained Mayor Miguel Anxo Fernández Lores.

The Councilor for Sports of Pontevedra, Tiny Fernandez, is "excited about the great news of this World Cup, which will not only be a very juicy appetizer for the Triathlon World Series Final that we will host next year, but will also serve as a rehearsal and revalidation for the organization of this spectacular event, allowing us to detect and improve those issues that need to be polished and, above all, demonstrate once again that our city is the world capital of triathlon and a guarantee for the celebration of major sporting events.

The mayor is "absolutely convinced that we will pass this test with a very high grade and that the trust placed by the International Triathlon Union to host the Grand Final of the World Series will be further reinforced after this summer's test."

«Pontevedra is already, despite its size, one of the best cities in the world to organize events of these characteristics.

Experience supports us, the tests are experienced with great passion and we have nothing to envy to other large cities. Athletes are always delighted with the organization, with our gastronomic richness and with our incredible natural surroundings, and the return has begun to be very evident at a tourist level", emphasizes Tino Fernández.

Calendar of the Triathlon World Cup in 2022

The Triathlon World Cups events will have a new and revamped calendar in 2022, with over 10 races taking place around the world with a few more expected to be added in the coming weeks.

After the cancellation of the Miyazaki World Cup, the first stop will be Haeundae in Korea at the end of April, to finish in Miyazaki (Japan) in November, with all kinds of races, distances and scenarios to be played in between and some of the events are part of the Paris 2024 qualifying period.

  • April 30 – May 1 – Haeundae KOR
  • May 7-8 – Osaka, Japan
  • May 28-29 Arzachena, ITA
  • June 18 and 19 – Huatulco, Mexico
  • July 23-24 – Pontevedra, ESP
  • August 27-28 – Bergen, NOR
  • September 3 and 4 – Valencia, ESP
  • September 10-11: Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
  • September 24-25 – Weihai, CHN
  • October 1-2 – Tongyeong, KOR
  • 29-30 October - Miyazaki, Japan

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