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WHEN WILL ITU MULTISPORT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS PONTEVEDRA 2019 TAKE PLACE?

ITU Multisport World Championships Pontevedra 2019 will take place in Pontevedra, Spain, from the 27th of April to the 4th of May 2019. Here follows a detailed agenda:

• Friday 26th
o Parade of Nations
o Opening ceremony and pasta party

• Saturday 27th of April:
o Sprint Duathlon World Championship-AG (drafting allowed)
o Duathlon World Championship-Elite and U23
o Standard Duathlon World Championship-AG (no drafting)

• Sunday 28th of April:
o Paratriathlon Duathlon World Championship
o Junior Duathlon World Championship
o Closing ceremony 1: Band Panorama

• Tuesday 30th of April:
CROSS TRIATHLON World Championship
o Elite
o U23
o Junior
o Paratriathlon
o AG (drafting allowed)
o U23

• Thursday 2nd of May:
AQUATHLON Aquathlon World Championship
o Elite
o U23
o Junior
o Paratriathlon
o AG
o U23

• Friday 3rd of May
o Pasta party 2

• Saturday 4th of May:
LONG DISTANCE TRIATHLON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
o Elite, Paratriathlon and AG (no drafting)
AQUABIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
o AG (no drafting)
o Closing ceremony

WHAT IS THE ITU MULTISPORT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS PONTEVEDRA 2019?

It is a Multisport Festival that will last 8 days and will include 5 World Championships:

• DUATHLON. Standard and Sprint: Run/Bike/Run
• CROSS TRIATHLON: Swim/MTB/Run
• AQUATHLON: Swim/Run
• AQUABIKE Swim/Bike
• LONG DISTANCE TRIATHLON: Swim/Bike/Run

WHAT ARE THE DISTANCES?

• SPRINT DUATHLON
o RUN – 5 km
o BIKE – 20 km
o RUN – 2,5 km

• STANDARD DUATHLON
o RUN – 10 km
o BIKE – 40 km
o RUN – 5 km

• CROSS TRIATHLON(Elite, U23 and AG)
o SWIM – 1 km
o BIKE BBT – 30 km
o RUN – 7 km

• CROSS TRIATHLON (Junior and Paratriathlon)
o SWIM – 500 m
o BIKE BBT – 13,4 km
o RUN – 4 km

• AQUATHLON
o SWIM – 1 km
o RUN – 5 km

• AQUABIKE (Age Groupers)
o SWIM – 3 km
o BIKE – 113 km

• LONG DISTANCE TRIATHLÓN
o SWIM – 3 km
o BIKE – 113 km
o RUN – 30 km

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE TO TAKE PART IN AG RACES?

• Sprint Duathlon World Championship-AG (drafting allowed): 16 or older (on the 31st of December 2019)

• Standard Duathlon World Championship-AG (no drafting): 18 or older (on the 31st of December 2019) Cross Triathlon World Championship (drafting allowed): 18 or older (on the 31st of December 2019)

• Aquathlon World Championship: 16 or older (on the 31st of December 2019) Long Distance Triathlon World Championship (no drafting)-Elite and AG: 18 or older (on the 31st of December 2019)

• Aquabike World Championship (no drafting)-Age: 18 or older (on the 31st of December 2019)

If you are interested in racing in the World Championship, please contact your National Federation.

For further information visit:

http://pontevedra2019.org/web2018/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Registration-process.pdf

CAN I RACE IN MORE THAN ONE EVENT?

Yes, as long as ITU requirements are fulfilled. You will receive a finisher medal at the end of every event.

If you finish 4 events you will receive a very special trophy: the Multisport Legend.

WHERE IS THE EVENT HUB?

The Centro Gallego de Tecnificación Deportiva will be the hub of the event. Duathlon, Long Distance Triathlon and Aquabike finish lines will be located here.

You can see where it is here: https://goo.gl/maps/tHJujdiKMcp

The Cross Triathlon and Aquathlon finish lines will be located here https://goo.gl/maps/tHJujdiKMcp

The start lines of Cross Triathlon, Aquathlon, Lond Distance Triathlon and Aquabike will be located here https://goo.gl/maps/21wNpvFbkWR2

INFO POINT AND REGISTRATION DESK

Info point and registration desk will be at Plaza España, Pontevedra. This is also the place to go if you lose anything or you want to buy official merchandising products.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/gHcgwvUtbsS2

WHAT DOES THE ATHLETE’S BAG INCLUDE?

You will need to show your passport or ID at registration desk to verify your data. You will receive:
• A welcome gift (a backpack. Only one per athlete independently of the number of races you participate in!)
• Accreditation wristband. It is compulsory to wear it at all times from the time of registration.
• A free ticket for the opening pasta party.
• A free ticket for the closing ceremony.
• The Championships Official Magazine.

Additionally, if you are competing in Duathlon:
• An envelope including bib stickers, etc.
• Bib number
• Stickers for the helmet (x3), bike (x1), cloakroom (x1)
• Tattoo (x1), for the right arm
• Tattoo (x1), for the left leg
• Tattoo (x1), AG identification for the left calf

If you are competing in Aquathlon :
• An envelope including bib stickers, etc.
• Bib number
• Stickers for the helmet (x3), bike (x1), cloakroom (x1)
• Swim cap
• Tattoo (x1), for the swim cap
• Tattoo (x1), for the right arm
• Tattoo (x1), for the left leg
• Tattoo (x1), AG identification for the left calf

If you are competing in Cross Triathlon :
• An envelope including bib stickers, etc.
• Bib number
• Bib number (plate) to be placed on the front of the bike
• Stickers for the helmet (x3), bike (x1), cloakroom (x1)
• Swim cap
• Tattoo (x1), for the swim cap
• Tattoo (x1), for the right arm
• Tattoo (x1), for the left leg
• Tattoo (x1), AG identification for the left calf

If you are competing in Long Distance Triathlon :
• An envelope including bib stickers, etc.
• Bib number
• Stickers for the helmet (x3), bike (x1), cloakroom (x1)
• Swim cap
• Tattoo (x1), for the swim cap
• Tattoo (x1), for the right arm
• Tattoo (x1), for the left leg
• Tattoo (x1), AG identification for the left calf
• A set of three bags:
o 1 blue bag: material to be used in the BIKE segment
o 1 red bag: material to be used in the RUN segment.
o 1 green bag: clothes to be used at the end of the race. Whatever you need after crossing the finish line.

If you are competing in Aquabike:
• An envelope including bib stickers, etc.
• Bib number
• Stickers for the helmet (x3), bike (x1), cloakroom (x1)
• Swim cap
• Tattoo (x1), for the swim cap
• Tattoo (x1), for the right arm
• Tattoo (x1), for the left leg
• Tattoo (x1), AG identification for the left calf
• A set of two bags:
o 1 blue bag: material to be used in the BIKE segment
o 1 green bag: clothes to be used at the end of the race. Whatever you need after crossing the finish line.

AND IF I AM A FINISHER, WILL I GET ANY ADDITIONAL GIFT?

All athletes who finish a race will be given:

• Sprint Duathlon: T-shirt and medal
• Standard Duathlon: T-shirt and medal
• Cross Triathlon: T-shirt and medal
• Aquathlon: T-shirt and medal
• Long Distance Triathlon: T-shirt and medal
• Aquabike: T-shirt and medal

All T-shirts and medals will be different. If you finish 4 races you will become a Multisport Legend and will receive a very special trophy.

WILL THERE BE AN EXPO?

Yes, during registration timetable.

Official merchandising will be sold at the official shop, at the Expo.

WHERE WILL BRIEFINGS BE HELD?

Briefings will be held at: Pazo da Cultura, Pontevedra

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/rTemDK4j4192

Briefings are just for Team Managers. Some days before the race, Briefings will be uploaded on the FB site for anyone to see them.

WHERE CAN I RENT A BIKE?

WILL THE ORGANISATION PROVIDE PHYSIOTHERAPISTS?

Yes, after every race and for free.

Additionally, during the whole week physiotherapists will be available in case you need them. https://pontevedra2019.org/itu/en/services-2/physiotherapy/

CAN I WEAR MY OWN TRISUIT?

It is compulsory to wear the trisuit of the National Federation you are representing:

Catalogue here: https://triathlon.org/about/downloads/category/uniforms_catalogues

HOW TO GET TO PONTEVEDRA?

By plane: Vigo, Santiago and Porto are the closest airports. Our travel agent, Globalia, offers transfers from the airports to Pontevedra. Please contact them.

Contact: Luna Segovia

By train: from Madrid there are daily trains to Pontevedra. Further information www.renfe.es

By bus: from Madrid there are daily buses to Pontevedra. Further information www.alsa.es

By car: good communications. There are three main axes:
• Northeast, coming from France
• Centre, coming from Madrid
• Southwest, coming from Portugal

WHERE CAN I RENT A CAR?

Contact Globalia to get further info on car rental. It is the best way to discover the beautiful area of “Rías Bajas”.

Contact: Luna Segovia

WHERE CAN I STAY?

Visit the official web site and contact Globalia, our official travel agent. They will give you the best recommendations on accommodation. You can also contact Luna Segovia directly (+34 399 0179 or luna.segovia@globalia.com) or click here http://globaliacorporatetravel.com/triathlon_pontevedra/index.html

WHERE CAN I SWIM? CAN I SWIM IN THE SAME PLACE WHERE I WILL BE RACING?

WHERE IS SAFEST TO CYCLE IN PONTEVEDRA AND SURROUNDING AREAS?

Further information shortly.

IN THE SWIM SEGMENT, WILL THE BUOYS BE TO MY LEFT HAND SIDE OR RIGHT HAND SIDE?

Further information shortly.

WHAT ABOUT SWIMMING CONDITIONS? WILL IT BE ROUGH? WILL THERE BE CURRENTS?

Further information shortly.

WHAT ABOUT THE WATER TEMPERATURE? WILL WETSUITS BE ALLOWED?

We strongly recommend you to bring your wetsuit. The water temperature will be measured on the day of the race but it is usually a bit cold.

CAN I HIRE A WETSUIT IF I DON’T HAVE ONE?

Further information shortly.

DO I HAVE TO WEAR THE BIB NUMBER?

According to ITU rules it is not compulsory. It is optional.

WHERE CAN I THROW RUBBISH ON THE COURSE?

Athletes are ONLY allowed to throw away the rubbish (glasses, packaging, bottles, spare parts, etc.) at the places indicated. Otherwise, they will be penalised.

WHERE CAN I THROW RUBBISH ON THE COURSE?

Athletes are ONLY allowed to throw rubbish (glasses, packaging, bottles, spare parts, etc.) at the places indicated. Otherwise, they will be penalised.

DO I HAVE TO WEAR MY BIB NUMBER?

According to ITU rules YES. It is compulsory to run with the bib number on (except for Elite and Junior athletes). The bib number must always be visible.

WILL THERE BE SHOWERS?

Yes, at the same place as the cloakroom/bag drop, you will have changing rooms and showers

CAN MY RELATIVES AND FRIENDS CROSS THE FINISH LINE WITH ME?

No. This is against the rules.

CAN THE RELATIVES AND/OR FRIENDS ENTER A MEDICAL POST TO VISIT AN ATHLETE?

No, because it will probably be very crowded. The emergency contact person given by the athlete will be contacted asap.