More than 50 institutions, entities and companies are involved in the organization of the Jaca-Candanchú Winter Triathlon. The celebration of this sports competition, which returns to the calendar 12 years after its last edition, is mobilizing a good part of Jacetan society. Municipalities of the Valley, Comarca, State Security Forces and Bodies, Civil Protection, Candanchú Ski Resort, Valle Sports Clubs, and more than 50 companies that sponsor and collaborate with the organization, will make it possible for it to be disputed again between triathlon, which became an international benchmark, becoming the World Championship in 2000.
In this return, the Jaca-Candanchú Winter Triathlon exhibits as a letter of introduction nothing less than the dispute of the Spanish Championship of the modality.
The competition will start on Saturday the 21st at 10:45 am with the start of the women's category, while the men will start 15 minutes later. The triathletes will cover a first segment of the 10 km running race, which will consist of 5 laps of a 2 km route that runs through practically the entire historic center of Jaca, starting with Calle Mayor, where the start will be located, on the door of the Town Hall, continuing through the Plaza de la Catedral, Avenida Jacetania and after a new passage through the Calle Mayor, the athletes will begin to wander past other emblematic places of the City such as the Church of Santiago or the Plaza del Marqués de la Chain.
At approximately 11:20 a.m., the first triathletes will go to Plaza Biscós to take their bicycles to Candanchú. After exiting the roundabouts of the Tejeria, they will join the national road N-330, which from that moment on will progressively cut off the traffic heading uphill to the Somport port, where the last triathletes are expected to arrive at approximately 14:00 : XNUMX, at which time the entire national road will be free to traffic also uphill.
The departure time has been delayed in order to cause the least possible damage to the users of the road that go to the Astún and Candanchú Ski Resorts, so it is insisted that they must go to the Resorts before 11:15 hours so that they are not affected by the cut of the N-330. The road will remain open in the direction of descent to Jaca at all times.
After those 33 km of cycling, the participants will change their bicycles for skis at the Candanchú Military Detachment, thanks to the collaboration of the Mountain Troop Headquarters. With the skis on, they will join the Candanchú cross-country ski circuit, crossing the Pista Grande area, which they will do three laps of 3.300 meters, and thanks to the work of the Station, they are in perfect condition for Nordic skiing. . After 10 km of running, 33 km of cycling and another 10 km of cross-country skiing, the triathletes will enter the finish line, located at the Candanchú Biathlon Stadium.
The streets of Jaca, especially Calle Mayor and Plaza Biscós, where the spectacular transition from running to cycling will take place, the crossings of the towns of Castiello, Villanúa and Canfranc, the passage through Pista Grande in Candanchú, and the Biathlon Stadium , will be the most suitable places for the public to witness the competition.
To date, registrations, which opened on day 1, have exceeded 200 registered, with 35 women and athletes of all ages. Since last Tuesday, non-federated athletes in triathlon have been allowed to register, which gives the opportunity to many former triathletes who ran the classic white triathlon in Jaca and other participants who want to face this tough challenge.