ETU proudly announces that there will indeed be a European Championship in 2015 for all the Winter Tri fans. We are all aware that organisers are finding it difficult to find venues and sponsors for the traditional run / MTB / ski format and that for so many out there, this is the true Winter Tri. At the eleventh hour the Spanish Federation has stepped in to offer one of their regular venues, Reinosa, a pretty municipality, in the northern autonomous region of Cantabria. 31st January 2015 is the date for your diaries.
If you head to Santander, the Capital of Cantabria, Reinosa is 40km north and close to the spring that forms the longest river in Spain, the Ebro. Reinosa has been organising winter tri events since 1990 and has seen cycling legends such as Pedro Delgado take part.
In order to ensure the quality of the course, the event has never tried to keep the run and MTB on snow. Instead the run and bike course will be on asphalt but, just to make it more interesting, will be a 10k run, then a 24k bike on roads that will lead the athletes from Reinosa up and up to the ski resort, Alto Campoo. This is one of the biggest ski resorts in the region and will involve a good climb up from the run course. The final section is a 10k cross-country ski.
Friday 30th of January
10:00 to 14:00 Athletes Registration at the Sports Center
16:00 to 20:00 Athletes Registration at the Sports Center
17:00 Age Group Athletes Briefing English at IES Montes Claros
18:00 Elite/U23/Junior Athletes Briefing at IES Montes Claros
19:00 ParaTriathlon Athletes Briefing at IES Montes Claros
20:00 Age Group Athletes Briefing Spanish at IES Montes Claros
Saturday 31st of January
11:00 Start of the race at the Main Square