This triathlon combines the mountain race with the triathlon and is played on the northern slopes of the Sierra de Guadarrama close to the Peñalara Peak, the Real Sitio de San Ildefonso and the Pinares de Valsaín.
This next Sunday 20 of July is celebrated the 9ª edition of the Mountain Triathlon of Valsaín where the triathletes will have to face 1.500 meters of swimming in the Pontón reservoir (Segovia) to then travel 30 km of mountain bike cycling to the town of Valsaín to finish the test with 10 km of mountain race.
This triathlon is part of the circuit Royal Circuit Grand Slam Site, where they combine Race by Mountain, triathlon y Duathlon in the privileged environment of the Real Sitio and the pine forests of Valsaín, recently declared a Biosphere Reserve. This is the calendar:
- July's 20: IX Mountain Triathlon of Valsaín - 2ª Memorial Lola Velayos >> Valsaín & Pantano del Pontón
- 27 of July: Half Marathon by Mountain - K22 Peñalara >> La Granja
- 15 of August: Vertical Kilometer to Peñalara >> CENEAN (Valsaín)
- 16 of November: Mountain Duathlon of the Royal Site >> La Granja
The circuit is organized by the CD La Granja Grand Slam jointly with the Real Site Council with the exception of the K22 that is organized by GM La Acebeda but evidently this test scores equally to the rest for the final ranking of the Circuit.
IX Valsaín Mountain Triathlon "2º Memorial Lola Velayos"
The 9ª edition of the Triathlon of Valsaín and 2º Memorial Lola Velayos will take place this Sunday 20 of July with exit to the 10: 00 hours from the pontoon marsh in the vicinity of La Granja de San Ildefonso. The race takes place over the distances of 1500 meters of swimming to a two-lane course of 750 meters to then make the transition to the mountain bike where you have to travel a distance of 30 kms to a circuit of three laps that goes into in the wonderful and spectacular Pinares de Valsaín by a series of paths and trails that will surely guarantee the enjoyment and delight of the triathletes.
Once the BTT segment is over, the participants will leave their bicycles in the boxes of the second transition that will be located in the vicinity of the Bullring of Valsaín, to start a nice "ride" of 10 kms to a circuit of 5 kms to which they will have to give two returns by a series of sidewalks and paths, which run parallel to the river Eresma, an area known as the Royal Fisheries.
The arrival is scheduled around the 12: 45 hours at noon and the goal will be located in the vicinity of the Plaza de Toros.
The inscriptions will remain open until Saturday 19 and you can find all the information of the test, as well as the Circuit in general on the website: www.realsitiograndslam.com. Registrations can also be made from the portal YouEvent (www.youevent.es).
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