The Half Challenge European Triathlon Championship- Barcelona, was presented this Tuesday, January 29 at the Bernat Martorell Hall located in Sant Celoni, in an act chaired by the Sports Deputy Josep Salom, accompanied by the authorities of the municipalities that are part of the new route.
In search of offering the greater quality in the circuits and experience for the triathlete, the cycling segment for the test to be held on May 19 will incorporate the mountain for the first time in its route offering a spectacular landscape while avoiding drafting during the test thanks to its design.
The mayors and councilors of the towns of Sant Esteve de Palautordera, Montseny, Vallgorguina, Sant Iscle de Vallalta, Sant Pol de Mar and the host municipalities of Calella and Sant Celoni.
In total six municipalities of the Comarca del Vallès Oriental and six of the Maresme, will be part of this fifth edition of Half Challenge-Barcelona, European Triathlon Championship 2.013.
According to statements made to the press by Joan Castaño, Mayor of Sant Celoni, “It is a unique opportunity for the municipalities of the Baix Montseny to be part of this Triathlon European Championship, which will cross the natural parks of Montseny and Montnegre Corredor, where hundreds of triathletes can enjoy this tour”
The Deputy Josep Salom, has confirmed the commitment of the Diputación de Barcelona with Challenge-Barcelona, that allows to position the municipalities and Catalan regions on the international map, promoting sport “Challenge is a consolidated test and currently also a European benchmark ”
In the sports field, Agustí Pérez, Race Director, has presented the novelties of the circuit: the exit of the 1,9 km of swimming will be in the Platja del Garbí, under the Calella Lighthouse and the arrival for the bike transition will be will do in Platja Gran. For the participants of this edition it will be a unique opportunity to have a new tour that, in addition to being spectacular thanks to its design, will prevent drafting, with a total of 90 km that will pass through two natural parks until reaching the village of Monsteny from where they will return to the Maresme to finish the 21 km of running race that goes from Calella to Pineda, with the finish line on the beach of Calella
To Agustí Pérez “The current edition exceeds all participation forecasts, right now they are more than 1.500 registered, an indicator that makes us think of exceeding 2.000 participants on May 19 ”