Unfortunately the authorities responsible for traffic in Asturias have not given the go-ahead for holding the Eo Triathlon Medium Distance qualifier.
Victor Martinez, organizer of the test, sends us this note explaining all the details of the suspension.
Yesterday the decision was made to suspend the test. Too late, although most of the participants saw it coming, because it had been previously reported.
It is the second time that the test is suspended. Last year, having absolute faith in the project, I made a commitment to the federation not to open the registration until we had a previous feasibility report.
Those steps were taken and after many difficulties and variations on the initial project, we were finally told that the cycling route was going to be reported favorably. Only then, at the end of February, did I agree to open the registration.
Unfortunately, the report of the Traffic Headquarters did not coincide with what the Corporal of the Civil Guard in charge of preparing the
report, which, for reasons unknown to us, was disavowed by his superiors.
Given the seriousness of the facts, I requested the intervention of the Spanish Federation, which in turn did the same with the CSD, which was interested in the matter and carried out various
negotiations, that took us to the DGT.
Apparently and within all logic, the matter was going to be solved, so nothing was communicated to the participants. On May 31, from the DGT we
reported that the Traffic Department of Asturias was willing to authorize the test, if we followed some indications they would give us and possibly a change of date, for which they summoned us to contact the Provincial Traffic Chief.
We immediately made an appointment (we were 6 weeks away from the test,). Everything suggested that the solution was imminent. Unfortunately, despite having requested the appointment every day since then, 21 days later we still have not been received, so it is evident that we cannot wait any longer.
I want to make it clear that the organization has acted from the outset with absolute seriousness and in a few days many more explanations will be given.
If this test is not held, it is due to the absolutely reprehensible behavior of the Luarca Civil Guard Command, which has reported the test without complying with what the Traffic Regulations establish, demonstrating either an unforgivable ignorance or what is worse, bad faith.
Registrations will be returned in full by the Spanish Federation, which will also arbitrate a measure so as not to harm those participants who have not been able to qualify for the Spanish Championship.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused and especially for not having been able to correspond to the illusions created.
We will report more fully in a few days.