European Triathlon Championships Set to Ignite Madrid This Weekend

By | 01 Jun, 2023

You can watch the Age Group Standard Distance “Talk Show” Live on our YouTube channel on the Saturday and the Elite races Live on our YouTube channel (and/or TriathlonLive) on the Sunday. Don’t miss any of the action!

Madrid is once again on the global stage as the host of the highest level of international competition: the European Triathlon Championships.

This coming weekend, an impressive spectacle awaits athletes and fans alike, with the championship course taking them from the starting point at Casa de Campo to the finish line at the Royal Palace.

The official launch of the Championships took place this Thursday at Madrid City Hall, attended by dignitaries such as the Mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez Almeida, Sofía Miranda, Councilor for Sports, Marisol Casado, President of World Triathlon and IOC member, Renato Bertrandi, President of Europe Triathlon, José Hidalgo, President of the Spanish Triathlon Federation, and athletes Miriam Casillas, Antonio Serrat, Marta Francés, and Carlos Ramirez.

More than 1300 athletes from 34 different nationalities will participate in this monumental event, setting a new record for international registrations in a continental championship. “Madrid never stops, and we must continue to host the best tests of the national and international scene. It is a privilege for us to host this Championship, which is the most important event for Olympic qualification,” affirmed Madrid’s Mayor, José Luis Martínez Almeida.

The Championship course will commence at Casa de Campo lake where the swimming leg will take place. From there, athletes will cycle and run through Casa de Campo and the streets of Madrid, finally concluding at the Royal Palace. “Triathlon doesn’t have a stadium, it’s the cities themselves, and we are going to offer all of Europe’s triathletes the best possible stage. Casa de Campo, the Madrid of the Austrians, the center of Madrid, and the finish at the Royal Palace—who could ask for more?” said José Hidalgo, President of the Spanish Triathlon Federation.

Marisol Casado, President of World Triathlon, emphasized the significance of the event. “For a Madrileña like me, it is very special to see a European Triathlon in Madrid, which is an important milestone in my professional career.” Renato Bertrandi, President of Europe Triathlon, noted, “Triathlon is a great opportunity to show the world a city where you can swim, bike, and run. The finish at the Palace will provide an impressive image of the city of Madrid.”

The 2023 European Triathlon Championships in Madrid is undoubtedly the highlight of the European triathlon calendar this year, bringing together the best triathletes from across the continent in pursuit of the European crown.

Spanish athletes to look out for include World Duathlon Champion Mario Mola, Antonio Serrat, David Cantero, Alberto González, Genis Grau, and David Castro in the men’s category, while in the women’s category Miriam Casillas, Anna Godoy, Noelia Juan, Marta Pintanel, Sara Guerrero, Cecilia Santamaría, Natalia Castro, and Iratxe Arenal will represent Spain.

Madrid will also play host to European stars such as the Brownlee brothers, Joao Pereira, Tilda Mansson, Audrey Merle, and Kate Waugh, amongst many other prominent names.

The excitement starts with the ParaTriathlon PTS / PTVI at 08:00 on Saturday, 3rd June, followed by the Standard / Olympic Distance Age Group races at 10:15, and culminating in the Elite Women’s race at 11:15 and the Elite Men’s race at 13:30 on Sunday, 4th June (you can watch the Age Group Standard Distance and Elite races live on our YouTube channel and/or TriathlonLive).

The European Championship in Madrid is the second major event of the historic 2023 season, following the MultiSport World Championship in Ibiza and leading up to the Grand Final of the World Series taking place in Pontevedra from 20th to 24th September.

In parallel, the European Triathlon Federation is excited to announce the launch of the Nation Stars Tour, commencing this weekend at the Europe Triathlon Championship in Madrid. This tour is a thrilling journey through all our European Championship races. Not only will participants represent their nations, but they will do so with pride and panache, akin to rockstars of Triathlon!

Madrid is where this vision begins to unfold. Competitors will feel like celebrities, with fans playing the part of paparazzi, as they step out on a “Walk of Fame” beyond the recovery area. With exclusive gifts and surprises along the way, the experience is designed to make participants feel like true superstars.

We invite everyone to tune into our YouTube channel for a front-row seat to the action in Madrid and witness the Nation Stars Tour transition from a cool concept to a fiery reality this weekend. You can also watch the Elite races live on our YouTube channel and/or TriathlonLive.

Get ready for a thrilling spectacle this weekend at the European Triathlon Championships in Madrid, the first stop of the Nation Stars Tour 2023! Following Madrid, the Tour will continue to the European Triathlon Championships in Menen.

Related Event: 2023 Europe Triathlon Championships Madrid
02 - Jun, 2023 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. David Castro Fajardo ESP 01:48:13
2. Jonathan Brownlee GBR 01:48:17
3. Adrien Briffod SUI 01:48:27
4. Arnaud Mengal BEL 01:49:05
5. Emil Holm DEN 01:49:09
6. Csongor Lehmann HUN 01:49:17
7. David Cantero Del Campo ESP 01:49:30
8. Jonas Schomburg GER 01:49:41
9. Eric Diener GER 01:49:48
10. Noah Servais BEL 01:49:55
Results: Elite Women
1. Jeanne Lehair LUX 01:59:52
2. Lisa Tertsch GER 01:59:59
3. Cathia Schär SUI 02:00:10
4. Tanja Neubert GER 02:00:34
5. Miriam Casillas García ESP 02:00:53
6. Petra Kurikova CZE 02:01:18
7. Audrey Merle FRA 02:01:32
8. Kate Waugh GBR 02:02:06
9. Maria Tomé POR 02:03:05
10. Claire Michel BEL 02:03:17
Results: PTWC Men
1. Jetze Plat H2 NED 00:55:29
2. Florian Brungraber H2 AUT 01:00:27
3. Geert Schipper H2 NED 01:00:39
4. Louis Noel H2 FRA 01:05:03
5. Giovanni Achenza H1 ITA 01:06:20
6. Jose Cristobal Ramos Jimenez H1 ESP 01:10:41
DNS. Joshua Landmann H2 GBR DNS
Results: PTS2 Men
1. Maurits Morsink NED 01:03:34
2. Jules Ribstein FRA 01:07:35
3. Gianluca Valori ITA 01:08:10
4. Lionel Morales ESP 01:11:54
5. Louis Rolfe GBR 01:12:38
Results: PTS3 Men
1. Daniel Molina ESP 01:07:49
2. Nico Van Der Burgt NED 01:08:44
3. Max Gelhaar GER 01:08:52
4. Cedric Denuziere FRA 01:09:58
5. Kini Carrasco ESP 01:14:12
6. Ibrahim Al Hussein TRI 01:22:44
7. Sebastian Jansson Berg SWE 01:25:22
Results: PTS4 Men
1. Alexis Hanquinquant FRA 00:56:54
2. Nil Riudavets Victory ESP 00:58:00
3. Pierre-Antoine Baele FRA 00:58:53
4. Antonio Franko CRO 01:00:33
5. Gregoire Berthon FRA 01:01:25
6. Alejandro Sánchez Palomero ESP 01:01:40
7. Finley Jakes GBR 01:01:58
8. Oliver Dreier AUT 01:07:17