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Challenge Venice

Italy

Next Race: 3 June 2018

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A unique and unforgettable race in one of the most iconic places in the world: Venice!

Five reasons to race:

  1. Race in the most spectacular triathlon course in the world
  2. Flat and fast rolling course along the garden of Venice in a beautiful countryside
  3. Live a once in a lifetime “Italian experience” with great food and the famous Italian hospitality
  4. Bring your family and visit with them the most exciting city in the world: Venice. A great festival experience with thousands of people for the whole period in Parco San Giuliano, one of the biggest European city parks
  5. Perfect course for athletes, perfect for spectators!

Venice is universally considered to be the most beautiful city in the world because of this unusual urban design and its inestimable artistic heritage.

It is included in the heritage of humanity project protected by UNESCO and has one the highest number of visitors of any other place in the world, with around 30 million a year!

Venice is world-famous for its canals and it is built on an archipelago of 118 islands formed by about 150 canals in a shallow lagoon. The islands on which the city is built are connected by about 400 bridges. In the old center, the canals serve the function of roads, and every form of transport is on water or on foot.

The area outside Venice (called “The Venice Garden”), where the bike course will be held, is beautiful, with great countryside surrounded by old “Ville Venete” build by famous architects as Palladio.

And Venezia and the Veneto are famous for some great food as the Riso with fish or the Radicchio trevisano and some unique wines, like the world famous Prosecco and Amarone.

The 3.8km swim is in the internal lagoon in front of Venice, with calm and fast water. Early morning in June in Venice is warm and the temperature of the water will be around 22 degrees.

The first 20km of the bike course is through the Mestre area before heading ito the countryside of Venice, in “the Venice Garden”. Then there will be three laps of 46 km, totally flat and with a perfect asphalt, surrounded by beautiful Ville Venete and rivers, where it will be possible also for the spectator to follow the race from the water in a boat! There will be also some spot for spectators, close to typical Italian Trattoria, where the fans can go from Parco San Giuliano with dedicated bus, and spend part of the day watching the ride course and tasting some great Italian food. After the three laps there will be again the length of 20k to go back to the park and T2.

All the run course is the area of the Parco San Giuliano over four laps that will give the possibility to the spectators to see the athletes coming 4 times in the finish line area. The course is mostly in the asphalt with some part in unpaved road. There will be aid station every 2k on course and also some shower spot, to help in case of high temperature.

Transiton 1 and 2 will be in the Parco San Giuliano, close to the finish line, in one of the biggest urban parks in Europe, with great facilities for spectators and the possibility to see the athletes several times during the race.

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