Challenge Fuerteventura

Date: Saturday 23 April 2016 Add To Calendar
Location: Canary Islands (Spain)

Fuerteventura, one of the sunny Canary Islands, will be a new location in the Challenge world series, which will then include as many as nine triathlon events each year. On May 1, 2011 the premiere of the Playitas Challenge Fuerteventura half-distance race will take place in southern Fuerteventura. The Playitas Sports Resort is going to be the main sponsor and co-organizer of the event. The Resort has achieved a good reputation among endurance athletes for the various training camps that are offered there, and is also well-known for its sponsorship of the Saxo Bank bike team.

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