The Mayor of Vigo, Abel Caballero, attended the town of Samil yesterday to see "in situ" the circuit where more than 1000 triathletes from all over Spain will compete this weekend to participate in the Spanish Triathlon Championship that will They celebrate for the first time in this city, among which we will have the best Triathletes in our country. Javier Gómez Noya, bronze last weekend in the Triathlon World Series, starts as a favorite in this great event.
According to statements made to the press by the Mayor of the town, the Mayor of Vigo, Abel Caballero, “Samil meets all the conditions to be one of the best circuits in Europe.
Accompanied by the president of the Galician Triathlon Federation, Paco Villanueva, by the young absolute Galician champion, Jesús Gomar, and by representatives from Vigo in the championship (Antonio Serrat and Susana Rodríguez Gacio) and the head of the municipal triathlon sports schools, Lorena García, the alderman could make a composition of place on the spectacularity of the tests, especially with the good weather that is expected.
"I like the idea a lot," the head of the local government assured the athletes present as soon as he got to know the circuit. Caballero explained to the federal president and to the athletes that in a hot weekend Samil can receive in its two kilometers of sand "30.000 or 40.000 people, plus the spectators who flow because they are directly attracted by this sport," he said. . And the circuit design "will allow all people to see it many times."
Caballero, who also hopes "that the Vigo winners", referring to the cadet Antonio Serrat or the paratriathlete Susana Rodríguez Gacio, stated that this event comes "after conversations with the Higher Sports Council", and showed his satisfaction with the level of the same, "since Galicia and Spain have a very dominant position in the world triathlon".
The mayor received indications of the location of the routes from the Samil promenade, saw the ramp through which the participants will leave the arena to go to dispute the cycling race and knew the so-called transition area where the bicycles will be located. Later, he did not hesitate to state that “Samil is an exceptional setting; I don't dare say that the best possible scenario, but it is one of the best in Europe ”. In addition, on the ground he launched an idea for the future: "Do not rule out the idea that this is the usual stage for level triathlons."
The federal president, for his part, explained that there are 1.046 registered athletes, that the organization "is going at a good pace" and that the best will be there, highlighting that the presence of Javier Gómez Noya, "is a guarantee that the test is of a level international".