2019 is the year that we have been looking forward to here in Galicia. At last we can welcome the World Triathlon Championships in Galicia. This huge festival of sport will run from the 27th April to 5th of May in Pontevedra. There will be five different events spread over the nine days. Duathlon, Triathlon Cross, Aquathlon, Aquabike and long-distance Triathlon. Competitors will range from entusiastic over 60’s , to the world triathlon legend, and Galician, Javier Gomez Noya. His presence alone will guarantee that the locals will turn out en masse to watch the event.
Different Events at the World Triathlon Championships in Galicia
The ITU event will have five different types of event. Duathlon is a combination of riding and running. Aquathlon, is running and swimming. Aquabike is swimming and riding. Triathlon Cross is swimming, mountain biking, and running. And finally, long distance triathlon is swimming, road riding and running. In total, the organisers are expecting upwards of 3000 competitors to arrive in Pontevedra and enjoy the wonders of Galicia. We hope that they will sample the local cuisine, and the beauty of the Rias Baixas in general.
The centre of the world triathlon championships in Galicia is the city of Pontevedra. This beautiful city hit the headlines last year, for its traffic free city centre initiative. This proved to be very popular indeed with not just the locals, but in the worldwide press. Pontevedra has hosted many sporting events, and the local council works tirelessly to promote sport and wellbeing. There are plenty of hotels in the area, as well as out towards the coast at San Xenxo, O Grove, and the Morrazo peninsula. And all overlooked by the beautiful Monte Castrove mountain. Here at Cycling Galicia, we wish the event every success, and hope that it will encourage many more to book their cycling holidays in Spain here.