2016 Aviles ITU Duathlon World Championships

04 - 05 Jun, 2016 • Aviles, Spain • Event Website
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Athletes Guide: http://www.triathlon.org/uploads/events/2016.Aviles.Athletes_Guide.v2.pdf


Avilés is a mid-sized city in northwest Spain, 10 km away from the Asturias International Airport (OVD). Located in the heart of the Asturian coastline, it is a singular tourist destination in the Asturian Natural Paradise. Noteworthy in Avilés are its picturesque historic quarter, the coastal beaches, the natural areas surrounding the city and the Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre with its outstanding and original architectonic design.

The Historic quarter of Avilés, declared a Historic-Artistic Site, is regarded as the medieval town of Asturias. Strolling along its quiet and peaceful streets garnished with porticoes, squares, churches and palaces, one can walk through its history, from the 12th c. to the present time, among spaces and buildings representing Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque and Modernist architectonic styles.
The Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre, the only work in Spain of the famed Brazilian arquitect, stands out as an exclusive space between the Avilés estuary (La Ría) and its historic quarter. The four buildings that make up the cultural complex meet at a large square, enveloping visitors in a singular atmosphere with the author’s identity signs: human scale of the buildings, the different shapes that the curved line can trace the visual amplitude of the space and the white colour as the horizon roof.

The Niemeyer Centre welcomes all art and cultural manifestations: music, cinema, theatre, dance, exhibitions, gastronomy or “the word”. These cultural and art manifestations play a major role in its multidisciplinary cultural agenda with one common denominator: EXCELLENCE!
Its objective, when created, was to become a benchmark in terms of cultural management in Iberoamerica and a bridge linking all its shores. Therefore, it has been conceived as a magnet to attract talent, knowledge and creativity, but also as a gateway in Asturias to the world. Oscar Niemeyer, the famed Brazilian architect, received the Prince of Asturias Award for Arts in 1989. In 2006, when the Awards were celebrating their first quarter of a century, the Prince of Asturias Foundation contacted all the award winners for them to join in, somehow, with the events to celebrate the 25th anniversary.
“I am an architect and, therefore, I am good at designing buildings and that is what I shall do. I am going to design a building”. And he did so. On a white sheet paper he started to draw some curves to offer the best possible present.

Those first strokes, painted with a thick black marker, have become his only work in Spain and qualified by Niemeyer himself as “his most relevant work and the most beloved one abroad (not in Brazil)”.
In 2008, the first stone was placed and, from then on, the Niemeyer Centre started to implement its philosophy by means of different cultural activities with an outstanding global impact. Since 2007, the International Cultural Centre has been offering a wide range of cultural activities at different venues, mainly in Avilés, but also in Brasilia, Shanghai, Cannes, Madrid, Barcelona and Oviedo. Great masters of cinema, music, literature and science like Woody Allen, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Wim Wenders, Carlos Saura, Paulo Coelho, Nobel prize winner, Wole Soyinka, Vinton Cerf, Paco de Lucía, Yo-Yo Ma, Joan Manuel Serrat or Fernando Arrabal have visited Avilés to participate actively in this dream of education, culture and peace. Welcome to Asturias! Welcome to Avilés! Welcome to the Niemeyer Centre!


All the registration process will go through the National Federations. The NF’s have to enter the athletes in the ITU system before the 30th of April, and during the first week of May, we will start to send the invoices to the National Federations.

The contact for all the registration process, is the Spanish Triathlon Federation

Prize money distribution. Elite men and women:
1st. 8,750 USD
2nd. 7,000 USD
3rd. 5,250 USD
4th. 3,500 USD
5th. 2,450 USD
6th. 2,100 USD
7th. 1,750 USD
8th. 1,050 USD
9th. 790 USD
10th. 610 USD
11th. 525 USD
12th. 440 USD
13th. 350 USD
14th. 260 USD
15th. 175 USD

Elite Mixed Relay:
1st. 6,000 USD
2nd. 5,000 USD
3rd. 4,000 USD
4th. 3,000 USD
5th. 2,000 USD

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Athletes Briefing:

Friday 3rd of June at Niemeyer Cultural Center #Auditorium


Friday 3rd of June
11:00 Age Group Team Managers Briefing         Niemeyer Center
12:00 ParaTriathlon Briefing                           Niemeyer Center
17:00 Junior Briefing                                 Niemeyer Center
18:00 Elite and U23 Briefing                           Niemeyer Center

Saturday 4th of June
21:30 Relay Briefing                                 Niemeyer Center (At the cinema, next to ITU Office)

Entry Fee:

Elite, U23, Junior, ParaTriathlon, Mixed Team Relay and Age Group Standard 200 € // Age Group Sprint 190 €

Prize Money:

90 000 USD

Media notes:

Vanessa Gonzalez
Spanish Triathlon Federation

Event Schedule

Wednsday 1st of June
16:00 to 20:00 Sport Info Center                       Niemeyer Center
                Free Registration

Thursday 2nd of June
10:00 to 14:00 “Sport Info Center Age Group Registration” Niemeyer Center
                10:00 to 11:00 South Africa
                11:00 to 12:00 Canada
                12:00 to 13:00 USA (A to M)
                13:00 to 14:00 USA (N to Z)
16:00 to 20:00 “Sport Info Center Age Group Registration” Niemeyer Center
                16:00 to 17:30 Great Britain (A to M)
                17:30 to 19:00 Great Britain (N to Z)
                19:00 to 20:00 Oceania
Friday 3rd of June
10:00 to 20:00 “Sport Info Center Age Group Registration” Niemeyer Center
                10:00 to 12:00 Rest of America
                12:00 to 14:00 Rest of Europe
                16:00 to 18:00 Spain
                18:00 to 19:30 Free registration
11:00 Age Group Team Managers Briefing         Niemeyer Center
12:00 ParaTriathlon Briefing                           Niemeyer Center
15:30 Elite, U23 and Junior Bike Familiarization   Niemeyer Center
17:00 Junior Briefing                                 Niemeyer Center
18:00 Elite and U23 Briefing                           Niemeyer Center
18:30 Press Conference                           Niemeyer Center
20:00 Opening Ceremony                           Aviles City Town Hall

Saturday 4th of June
8:00 to 20:00 Sport Info Center                       Niemeyer Center
9:00 ParaTriathlon start                                 Niemeyer Center
10:00 to 14:00 Age Group Registration                 Niemeyer Center
          Spain Registration
11:45 Junior Women start                           Niemeyer Center
13:45 Junior Men start                                 Niemeyer Center
14:00 to 19:00 Age Group compulsory bike check in       Niemeyer Center
15:20 Junior Award Ceremonies                       Niemeyer Center
16:00 Elite and U23 Women start                       Niemeyer Center
16:30 ParaTriathlon Medals Ceremonies           Niemeyer Center
19:00 Elite and U23 Men start                       Niemeyer Center
21:15 Elite, U23 and Junior Medals Ceremonies       Niemeyer Center
21:30 Relay Briefing                                 Niemeyer Center

Sunday 5th of June
7:00 to 8:30 Age Group last minute check in                           Niemeyer Center
7:00 to 17:00 Sport Info Center                                       Niemeyer Center
8:30           Age Group Sprint (drafting) | M16-34                       Niemeyer Center
8:33           Age Group Sprint (drafting) | M35-49                     Niemeyer Center
8:36           Age Group Sprint (drafting) | >M50                         Niemeyer Center
8:39             Age Group Sprint (drafting) | F16-39                         Niemeyer Center
8:42             Age Group Sprint (drafting) | >F40                           Niemeyer Center
11:15       Age Group Standard (non drafting) | M18-29                 Niemeyer Center
11:20       Age Group Standard (non drafting) | M30-39             Niemeyer Center
11:25       Age Group Standard (non drafting) | M40-49           Niemeyer Center
11:30       Age Group Standard (non drafting) | M50-59           Niemeyer Center
11:35       Age Group Standard (non drafting) | >M60               Niemeyer Center
11:40       Age Group Standard (non drafting) | F18-39                 Niemeyer Center
11:45       Age Group Standard (non drafting) | F>40               Niemeyer Center
16:30 Mixed Team Relay start                           Niemeyer Center
18:15       Mixed Team Relay Medals Ceremony                       Niemeyer Center
22:00       Closing Ceremony and AG Medals Ceremony           Niemeyer Center

Closest Airport

Oviedo / Asturias International Airport (OVD)
15 km from Avilés city center

Local Transportation

Provided by Halcon Viajes (Official Travel Agency)


Host Hotel

Provided by Halcon Viajes (Official Travel Agency)


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    Spanish Triathlon Federation
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