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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical Director Salvador Palazon email@example.com
Director of Services Isabel Buendia firstname.lastname@example.org
FETRI Sport Director Felipe Gutierrez email@example.com
FETRI Technical Resp Jorge Garcia Jorge.firstname.lastname@example.org
FETRI Media Resp Vanessa González email@example.com
Technical Delegate Laura Patti
1.4 Contact Details
Tel: + 34 91 559 93 05
Mob. + 34 650 64 63 62
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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
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.
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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The Official Hotel is Hotel Don Juan
HOTEL PUERTO JUAN MONTIEL
Avda Puerto Deportivo 1
Tel.: +34 968 493 493
Booking is contacting Isabel Buendia firstname.lastname@example.org
LOC will provide transfer service from Alicante Airport at a price of 60 €/ person.
For transfer services, please contact Isabel Buendia; email@example.com
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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
During the bike course familiarization, Police and LOC will escort the athletes round the
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
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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
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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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
6.8 Weather Conditions
Please find below the average Weather Conditions for August/September:
Wind Speed (km/h)
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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
6.10 Protest & Appeals
Standard procedures will be followed according to the ITU Competition Rules.
Organizers will provide to all the Organizing Committee members, ITU Technical Officials,
athletes, VIPs, journalists, technical staff, court personnel, volunteers, etc with an official
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.
Will be on Friday 31 st at the Auditorium
9. USEFUL INFORMATION
The official language in Águilas (Murcia) is Spanish. A lot of the citizens in Spain speak
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34.990 people live in the city of Aguilas
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.
Aguilas time is (GMT +01:00).
The electric current is 220 volts.
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
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