Organisers of the ITU World Series Festival to be held in Bermuda in April 2018 this week announced details of the courses for both the professionals and age group competitors.
Here is their press release :
ITU World Triathlon Series Bermuda Course Revealed
• Course highlights: Hamilton Harbour, Front Street, Corkscrew Hill climb
• Race dates: Saturday 28th April, within Bermuda Triathlon Festival Weekend
• Free public grandstand, and VIP seating, on Front Street
• All-day access to Hamilton available throughout racing
• Flora Duffy calls for volunteers to register at tribermuda.com/volunteer
Hamilton, Bermuda (November 21st, 2017) – The global triathlon spotlight will shine on Bermuda in April when it hosts the ITU World Triathlon Bermuda, showcasing the island and proudly supporting two-time reigning World Champion, Bermudian Flora Duffy.
The Local Organising Committee of the international sporting spectacle, revealed the race courses today for both the Elite and Age Group races within the event. Both races will take place on Saturday April 28th during the Bermuda Triathlon Festival Weekend (Thursday April 26th to Sunday April 29th).
Both courses start and end in Hamilton. Competitors will first swim in the waters of Hamilton Harbour, then bike through city streets and finish with the run along colourful Front Street. The central location offers great viewing for spectators, and several significant technical challenges for athletes.
One of the highlights of the bike courses will be hundreds of athletes pumping their way up Corkscrew Hill in a gruelling steep effort.
Front Street will be the focus of all racing. Athletes will line up for a spectacular swim start at Number 1 car park, where free public grandstands and VIP seating will be positioned for a great viewing advantage. The Elite race will transition onto bikes and the run right in front of spectators on Front Street.
It is anticipated that hundreds of people will participate in the Age Group event, including locals doing a triathlon for the first time. Organisers welcome sportspeople of other disciplines to register and train for the April event, which does not require a qualifying time. Not often can you do a first triathlon in a World Series event right at home!
Due to the large numbers of participants, the transition area to start the bike and run for the Age Group course is at City Hall car park.
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