It has been chosen the best triathlon of the Balearic Islands in the last two years.
The countdown begins for the most anticipated edition of the International Triathlon of Portocolom (Mallorca), the nineteenth, which will be played on the 10 of April of 2016. At 250 days for its celebration, registrations for the two formats (55.5 and 111) of one of the first triathlons in Europe of the next season 2016 are officially opened.
El Triathlon of Portocolom, which has been chosen in the last two years as the “Best Triathlon of the Balearic Islands”By the triathletes themselves, it will improve the transition zones in the Yacht Club of Portocolom and expand to 500 the number of bibs for the 55.5 distance (500 m of swimming, 50 km of cycling and 5 km of running race). Again, a great cast of professional triathletes will start their season in Portocolom and fight for the € 4.000 in cash prizes for the winners.
Portocolom will host by nineteenth year its traditional and highly valued international triathlon that will be played on the 10 of April of 2016, practically opening the European season of this sport on its attractive and innovative 55.5 and 111 formats (1 kilometer of swimming, 100 of cycling and 10 of foot race), which will bring together more than a thousand triathletes in this mid-distance test and will host, again, the massive duathlon for minors TriKids on Saturday before also through the streets of This beautiful Mallorcan town, belonging to Felanitx.
In 2016, the growth of the test is back and the number of bibs for the 55.5 distance will be extended to the participating 500, the box / transition zone will be improved and expanded and the economic prizes (€ 4.000) will be maintained for three first classified women and men of the general, both in the 55.5 format and in the 111.
Again, the double and demanding bike ride to Sant Salvador will be the great challenge for the participants, who will have to swim in the crystalline waters of the Yacht Club of Portocolom and, finally, will walk 5 or 10 km on foot through the center historic of the town and through its mythical lighthouse to the goal. Until the 31 of December there will be special prices in the inscriptions, and the federated ones in the Federation of Triathlon of the Balearic Islands will also have discounts.
In the past editions the sports level was exceptional with triathletes of the stature of Markus Hörmann, Fabian Rahn, Florian Kriegl, Carlos López, Miguel Ángel Fidalgo and with a very powerful women's squad with Eimear Mullan, Lis Gruber, Eva Wutti, Gajer, Diana Riesler , Susan Blatt ... There are also often many famous faces competing in Portocolom, such as former professional cyclist Marcel Wust, or Formula 1 drivers Pedro Martínez de la Rosa or Alex Wurz.
In addition to the two tests, in which you can also compete for relay teams, there will also be a duathlon for minors (TriKids) on Saturday, April 9.
Triathlon de Portocolom is organized by Kumulus Mallorca and the Club Triatló Portocolom, with the support of the Felanitx City Council.
More information: www.triathlonportocolom.net
Photos: © Rafa Babot