Quarteira is back to receive the European Cup of Triathlon. This is the 16th edition of the race that will bring together more than 500 athletes from several countries, 1 and 2 April. The organization in charge are the Portuguese Triathlon Federation, the municipality of Loulé, European Triathlon Union and parish of Quarteira.
Present in the European Cup will be the best current international and Portuguese athletes, including Vanessa Fernandes, João Pereira, Miguel Arraiolos and Melanie Santos, among many others.
“This is already a tradition in Quarteira and very important for the triathlon. In addition to being a tribute to a great mentor, professor Carlos Gravata, is proof that it has gained participants over the years, consolidating itself progressively in the European field. This year, and similar to what happened last year, we’re going to have the cream of the national and International Triathlon, which is very good, not only for the recognition of Triathlon in Portugal, as for tourism in the Algarve and the country in General,”highlights Vasco Rodrigues, President of the Federation of Triathlon of Portugal.
Participants will start with the swim, following with cycling and finally the run. The competition begins with the Elite European Cup, with the female starting up in evidence Saturday at 1:45 pm, followed by the men at 4:30 pm. Sunday, April 2, is the start for the male juniors at 8:45 and female at 10:00. Portugal National Triathlon Cup is set for the 11:30.