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ATHLETES GUIDE - International Triathlon Union

ATHLETES GUIDE


TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 GENERAL INFORMATION 4

1.1 Intoduction 4

1.2 Key Dates 4

1.3 Key Contacts 4

1.4 Contact Details 4

2 VENUE 5

2.1 Venue 5

2.2 Elite Athlete's Lounge 6

2.3 Doping Control 6

2.4 Medical Services 6

2.5 Bike Mechanic Centre 6

3 ACCOMMODATION 6

4 TRANSPORTATION 7

5 TRAINING 7

5.1 Training Sessions 7

5.2 Course Familiarization 7

5.3 Sport Massage Service 8

6 COMPETITION INFORMATION 8

6.1 Competition Schedule 8

6.2 Competition Rules 9

6.3 Insurance 9

6.4 Warm Up 9

6.5 Athletes' Pack 10

6.6 Timing Bands 10

6.7 Information about the FOP 10

6.7.1 Start 10

6.7.2 Swim Course 10

6.7.3 Transition T1 10

6.7.4 Transition T2 11

6.7.5 Bike Course 11

6.7.6 Wheel Stations 11

6.7.7 Run Course 12

6.7.8 Aid Stations 12

6.8 Weather Conditions 12

6.9 Results 12

6.10 Protests & Appeals 12

7 ACCREDITATION 13

7.1 Training Facilities Access 13

7.2 Accreditation Card Request 13

8 COMPETITORS SOCIAL EVENTS 13

8.1 Official Presentation 13

8.2 Briefing 13

9 USEFUL INFORMATION 14

9.1 Language 14

9.2 Population 14

9.3 Currency 14

9.4 Time 14

9.5 Electricity 14

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9.6 Water 14

9.7 Post 14

9.8 Hospital 14

9.9 Telephone Connection 14

9.10 Getting Around 14

10 MAPS 15

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1. GENERAL INFORMATION

1.1 Introduction

The purpose of the Athletes Info Guide is to ensure that all Elite Athletes and Team

Leaders are well informed about all procedures concerning the Event.

The LOC has made every effort to ensure that the information contained in this Guide is

correct and up-to-date. However, Team Leaders are advised to check with the Sport Info

Center concerning any changes in the information included in this guide.

1.2 Key Dates

Elite Athletes Briefing

Swim Course Familiarization

Bike Course Familiarization

Youth Relay European Championships

U23 European Championships

Junior European Cup

U23 Mixed Team Relay European Championships

August 31 st

August 31 st

August 31 st

September 1 st

September 1 st

September 2 nd

September 2 nd

Sport Info Center Operations (Auditorium)

Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 20:00

Saturday: 8:00 to 20:00

Sunday: 8:00 to 14:00

1.3 Key Contacts

Executive Director Diego Calvo ftrm@trimurcia.org

Technical Director Salvador Palazon palazon@pdmaguilas.org

Director of Services Isabel Buendia patronato@pdmaguilas.org

FETRI Sport Director Felipe Gutierrez competiciones@triatlon.org

FETRI Technical Resp Jorge Garcia Jorge.garcia@triatlon.org

FETRI Media Resp Vanessa González comunicacion@triatlon.org

Technical Delegate Laura Patti

1.4 Contact Details

Spanish Federation

Jorge García

Tel: + 34 91 559 93 05

Mob. + 34 650 64 63 62

jorge.garcia@triatlon.org

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2. VENUE

2.1 Venue

The venue is in the city of Aguilas, on the east side of the city.

2.2 Elite Athletes Lounge

Facilities including athletes’ lounge and toilets are provided for the athletes at the Athlete’s

Village, between the sea and the Transition Area

2.3 Doping Control

Doping Control will be performed according to the ITU/WADA rules.

2.4 Medical Services

First Aid and Emergency Medical Services will be available during the official familiarization

and competition hours to anyone requiring medical assistance.

Medical and paramedical personnel will be available throughout the familiarisation and

competition times.

Medical Tents will be provided on site at the recovery zone.

Teams should ensure that they have appropriate medical insurance.

2.5 Bike Mechanic Centre

There will be Bike Mechanic Support available in the Athlete’s lounge from 31st august until

2 nd of September

2.6 Information Centre

The Information Desk Center, LOC OFFICE is located at The Auditorium Hall from Thursday

30 th august.

2.7 Security

A private security company will be responsible for the venue security. Police will manage

the Road Closures and the traffic throughout the course.

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3. ACCOMMODATION

The Official Hotel is Hotel Don Juan

http://www.hotelpuertojuanmontiel.com/es/index.html

HOTEL PUERTO JUAN MONTIEL

Avda Puerto Deportivo 1

Aguilas (Murcia)

Tel.: +34 968 493 493

Booking is contacting Isabel Buendia patronato@pdmaguilas.org

4. TRANSPORTATION

LOC will provide transfer service from Alicante Airport at a price of 60 €/ person.

For transfer services, please contact Isabel Buendia; patronato@pdmaguilas.org

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5. TRAINING

Pre-competition swimming training will take place at the Municipal Swimming Pool at “Huerto

Don Jorge” next to race venue.

If there are any questions or clarifications concening trainings, please do not hesitate to contact:

A secured area for the bikes will be provided at the area.

5.1 Training Sessions in the Swimming Pool.

From August 27 th to 31 st

8.00 a.m. – 14.00 pm

And 16.00 pm – 22.00 pm

Previous booking at LOC

5.2 Course Familiarization

You will be able to have a swimming course familiarization, on Friday 31 st .

During the swimming course familiarization there will be lifeguards and medical services

available.

During the bike course familiarization, Police and LOC will escort the athletes round the

course.


Friday 31 st

Bike 10:00 – 10:30

Swim: 10:30 – 11:30

5.3 Sport Massage Service

Sports Massage Therapy will be available to the athletes after the race at Athlete’s Village

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6. COMPETITION INFORMATION

6.1 Competition Schedule

Day Date Time Time Activity

Friday 31‐ago 10:00 10:30 Bike Course Familiarization

Friday 31‐ago 10:30 11:30 Swim Course Familiarization

Friday 31‐ago 16:00 Junior Athletes Briefing

Friday 31‐ago 17:00 Youth Relay Athletes Briefing

Friday 31‐ago 18:00 U23 Athletes Briefing

Friday 31‐ago 20:00 Opening Ceremony

Saturday 01‐sep 9:30 10:30 Youth Relay Athlete's Lounge Opens

Saturday 01‐sep 10:00 10:45 Youth Relay Transition Area Opens

Saturday 01‐sep 11:00 Youth Men Relay Event Starts

Saturday 01‐sep 11:03 Youth Women Relay Event Starts

Saturday 01‐sep 13:00 Youth Relay Award Ceremony

Saturday 01‐sep 13:00 14:00 U23 Women Athlete's Lounge Opens

Saturday 01‐sep 13:30 14:15 U23 Women Transition Area Opens

Saturday 01‐sep 14:30 U23 Women Event Starts

Saturday 01‐sep 15:30 16:30 U23 Men Athlete's Lounge Opens

Saturday 01‐sep 16:00 16:15 U23 Women Bikes Check Out

Saturday 01‐sep 16:15 16:45 U23 Men Transition Area Opens

Saturday 01‐sep 17:00 U23 Men Event Starts

Saturday 01‐sep 19:15 U23 Award Ceremony

Saturday 01‐sep 19:30 Elite National Event Men

Saturday 01‐sep 19:33 Elite National Event Women

Saturday 01‐sep 20:00 U23 Relay Athletes Briefing

Sunday 02‐sep 9:00 Age Group National Event

Sunday 02‐sep 9:30 10:30 Junior European Cup Athlete's Lounge Opens

Sunday 02‐sep 10:00 10:45 Junior European Cup Transition Area Opens

Sunday 02‐sep 11:00 Junior European Cup Men Event Starts

Sunday 02‐sep 11:03 Junior European Cup Women Event Starts

Sunday 02‐sep 11:15 12:00 U23 Mixed Team Relay Athlete's Lounge Opens

Sunday 02‐sep 11:45 12:15 U23 Mixed Team Relay Transition Area Opens

Sunday 02‐sep 12:30 U23 Mixed Team Relay European Championships

Sunday 02‐sep 14:30 U23 Mixed Team Relay Award Ceremony

6.2 Competition Rules

The ETU/ITU Event will follow the latest published Competitions Rules of the International

Triathlon Union.

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6.3 Insurance

The LOC has insurance with a reputable insurance company, a standard public liability and

property damage insurance policy to cover the risks of insurable nature under this

Agreement and the staging of the Event and related events. The insurance policy has

named, as insured, LOC, ETU, the Global Partners, Global Sponsors, the ETU Executive

Board and Staff, the ITU International Officials, and the respective LOC directors, officers,

agents, volunteers, employees and contractors.

All athletes and team support personal must carry their own medical insurance.

6.4 Warm up

The LOC can provide the swim course for warm-up, under the best secure conditions, as

follows:

Saturday 1 st September

Youth Relay Warm Up

Discipline Open Close

Swim 10:00 10:45


U23 Women Warm Up

Discipline Open Close

Swim 13:30 14:15


U23 Men Warm Up

Discipline Open Close

Swim 16:00 16:45

Sunday 2 nd


Junior Men and Women Warm Up

Discipline Open Close

Swim 10:00 10:45

6.5 Elite Athletes Race Packets

Athletes’ race packets will be distributed at the Athletes Briefing

6.6 Timing Bands

On the race day, athletes will be given an My Laps Timing band, to be worn on the athlete’s

right ankle. Athletes will pick up the timing chips before the competitions, during their

check-in procedure. Athletes have to return the timing band, in order to collect their bike

from the Transition Area, after the race.

6.7 Information About the FOP

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6.7.1 Start

The start is a beach start. The start platform is 70m long and each athlete will stand in

a starting position approximately every 75cm. The Race Referee with the assistance of

ITU Technical Officials, who are assigned to the start, will start each race.

6.7.2 Swim Course

It is located in Aguilas

The swim course is a two lap clockwise course, with one or two laps of 750 m each.

At each turn there will be yellow buoys

Average temperature is expected to be 21 0 C.

6.7.3 Transition T1

A flow through transition has been developed to keep athletes moving forward. Athletes

enter the transition and must deposit swim gear in a bin placed beside the traditional

bike racks. Once the helmet is secured, athletes unrack the bike by moving forward into

the centre lane and towards the mount line.

6.7.4 Transition T2

From the dismount line, athletes run in the centre lane taking the bikes towards their

bike rack. Running shoes may be placed beside the rack or in the bin. After putting on

their shoes, athletes will run forward in the outer run lane.

6.7.5 Bike Course

The bike course has 6,9 km for the individual events. The course is clockwise. The

course is totally flat.

6.7.6 Wheel Stations

Two (2) wheel stations will be located on the bike course. The LOC will provide a number

of wheels at the 2 nd Wheel Station at middle of the course, before turning down.

6.7.7 Run Course

The run course is 2,5 km per lap, with 2 or 4 depending on the event. The athletes will

run on asphalt.

6.7.8 Aid Stations

Three (2) aid stations will be located on the run course and one at the finish (beyond the

finish line).

6.8 Weather Conditions

Please find below the average Weather Conditions for August/September:

Maximum Temp

Minimum Temp

Mean

Wind Speed (km/h)

Rain

29,00ºC

23,00ºC

26,0ºC

0 mm

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6.9 Results

Results will be uploaded live at the ITU official website www.triathlon.org

Also live coverage of the race will be displayed through the web page.

All the Results information will be distributed to the Team Leaders at the Information

Centre.

6.10 Protest & Appeals

Standard procedures will be followed according to the ITU Competition Rules.

7. ACCREDITATION

Organizers will provide to all the Organizing Committee members, ITU Technical Officials,

athletes, VIPs, journalists, technical staff, court personnel, volunteers, etc with an official

Accreditation card.

Accreditations will be distributed at the Performance Center before the briefing.

Only accredited people will be allowed to access certain venue areas. Accreditation Cards are

colour-coded and provide access to specific areas of the competition areas. All accredited

people are requested to carry their Accreditation Cards with them at all times and to show them

upon request. Accreditation Cards are mandatory to enter the Performance Center

7.1 Training Facilities Access

In order to enter the Swimming Pool, athletes and team officials should carry and

show their accreditation cards upon arrival to the center once they have been

provided with it, before they will need to show an ID document.

7.2 Accreditation Card Request

The National Federations apply for accreditation for their athletes and team officials, by

sending their Arrival and Departure Information.

The accreditation cards will be handed to the athletes’ delegations following briefing.

8. ATHLETES SOCIAL EVENTS

8.1 Offical Reception

The Mayor of Aguilas invites all Athletes and Team officials to the Opening Ceremony at the

Auditorium on Friday 31 st at 20.00.

8.2 Briefings

Will be on Friday 31 st at the Auditorium

9. USEFUL INFORMATION

9.1 Language

The official language in Águilas (Murcia) is Spanish. A lot of the citizens in Spain speak

English.

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9.2 Population

34.990 people live in the city of Aguilas

9.3 Currency

The currency of Spain is the Euro. Most major currencies may be exchanged at banks

(open Monday to Friday 08:30-13:30). Outside these hours, exchange bureaus and

travel agencies may provide currency exchange facilities. Rates at hotels tend to be

more expensive than at banks and currency exchanges.

9.4 Time

Aguilas time is (GMT +01:00).

9.5 Electricity

The electric current is 220 volts.

9.6 Water

Running Water is appropriate for drinking.

9.7 Telephone Connections

If calling from abroad to Spain dial +34, and the phone directly chosen (9 digits).

To call abroad from fixed telephones in Spain must dial the prefix 00, the country code

and the phone selected.

Vodafone, Movistar and Orange are the major mobile phone service providers in Spain.

Check with your home service provider to find out if Roaming Service is available for you

– but be aware that a “local” call will then be routed internationally and will turn out to be

very expensive.

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9. COURSE MAPS

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