Preview to the Championship of Spain of Average distance in Vitoria

Vitoria, a city committed to triathlon and which, thanks to its ability to organize events of this caliber, has been chosen by the ITU, International Triathlon Federation, to host the 2012 Long Distance Triathlon World Championship, this weekend it will host one of the most anticipated tests of the Spanish Calendar, the Spanish Middle Distance Championship.

Next July 24 at 9 in the morning the first start will be given, the Elite for men, at 9.05 the Elite for women will be followed by the starts of the different categories. The swimming circuit will take place in the Ullibarri-Ganboa Reservoir, to then move on to the cycling segment that will take place on a circuit designed to offer a spectacular environment to the triathlete surrounding the lake, with an impressive landscape that crosses towns in the area and is also very safe for carrying out this type of circuits, it will give way to the running segment with hardly any notable unevenness, running through the vicinity of the Salburua Park, which have been declared of Community Interest by the European Habitat Directive.

The circuit has been designed so that both athletes and spectators can enjoy the spectacle of being able to see a competition of this level.


Despite not being able to count on local favorites in this edition Eneko Llanos and Virginia Berasategui, we can count on the presence of other great triathletes such as the current Spanish Long Distance Champion, Peru Alfaro (Kraff Atco San Sebastián) who also competed last year in the European Long Distance Championship in Vitoria, Other favorites will be Miquel Blanchart (CN Sabadell) and Fernando Cuenllas (CNPra Triatló) third and ninth respectively in the 2010 Spanish Long Distance Championship. Other triathletes to take into account and with the possibility of entering the Top 10 of the event They are Iker Rozas, Jose Luis Cano, Ciro Tobar, Unai Yus, Alejandro Santamaría, Jose Manuel Tovar, among others.

In the female category, Saleta Castro (Cidade de Lugo Fluvial), and Raquel Lombo (T.Santander), first and fourth respectively in the Spanish Long Distance Triathlon Championship, start among the favorites. Both will have to face Inmaculada Pereiro and Ana Casares who also starts with the possibility of making a podium in the test.

In addition, during the same weekend Vitoria will host the Spanish Age Group Championship, and Paratriathlon and an Open test that is open to all federated triathletes who do not participate in Age Groups.

More information about the test and list of registered in the following link:

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