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CHALLENGERICCIONE to be the centre of international triathlon on the 4th and 5th May 2019.

CHALLENGERICCIONE to be the centre of international triathlon on the 4th and 5th May 2019.

On the 4th and 5th May 2019, Challenge Riccione will be taking place once again but this time with lots of interesting new features.

On Monday, 15th October, at 10:00 a.m. (Italian time) registration opened for CHALLENGERICCIONE 2019 and hours later, the first 300 entries were sold out. Next year’s event will be organized by Challenge Italy, a partnership between CHALLENGEFAMILY and Triathlon-Duathlon Rimini guaranteeing the usual high quality technical management of the race. Alessandro Alessandri remains Race Director and has announced some important changes: “The cycling route will be different from the previous editions but will still have the technical characteristics of previous routes. Continual gradient variety during the bike element, fluidity of the run, spectacular routes and the warm welcome of Romagna will remain our strong points. Similar to last year, the start and finish line will be in the Riccione Terme, together with all the race logistics. We are looking into changes to the run route which we will reveal as soon as they have been defined.” A long weekend in Riccione in May 2019 that will not only include the middle distance triathlon race, but also a Festival with a schedule full of side events and other attractions.
The new Swim-Bike race will make its first appearance after becoming part of the World and European Multisport Championships with a 1900 m swim followed by a 90 km cycling component.
In accordance with tradition, a Triathlon Sprint and Youth Duathlon will round up the weekend’s program of events.
Just some of the rich menu highlights that will attract many athletes and supporters from all over the world to Riccione and not just assure continuity but also look to the future with the objective of international growth.

Alessandro Alessandri, Race Director:
‘Our desire to carry on CHALLENGERICCIONE led us to seek a mutual Partnership with CHALLENGEFAMILY. We believe in the event and its potential and with the creation of this new association, Challenge Italy, we want to ensure that CHALLENGERICCIONE will be a regular feature in Riccione for many years to come and above all, transpire to be one of the main events of the national and European race calendar. We will be slowly unveiling more and more new attractions to the weekend of events in our aspiration to host not just a spectacular triathlon race but indeed a festival of sport. The date has been set and we look forward to seeing you in Riccione next May 2019′
Stefano Caldari, Municipal Councilman for Sport and Tourism of Riccione:

‘After the great experience of last year, we are happy to welcome Challenge once again, a spectacle for those who love sports, an exciting and prestigious event, a race that has become world famous with a parterre of great athletes.

This is how our sports event schedule is consolidated, with more and more national and international events for which the city has become a reference point ‘

Zibi Szlufcik, CEO CHALLENGEFAMILY

CHALLENGEFAMILY is #All About the Athlete and the team led by Alessandro Alessandri portrays this mission perfectly. This partnership, now with an even closer working relationship, will guarantee excellent quality execution of the event. As a season opener, with the calm water of the Adriatic Sea, excellent Italian food and famous “dolce vita”, a spectacular bike route as well as a flat and fast run course, CHALLENGERICCIONE will once again host athletes from all over the world. Within a year of relocating from Rimini to Riccione, this event raised its quality standards considerably and we are thankful to the local community, volunteers, tourism board and governmental institutions, as well as partners and sponsors for providing this venue to deliver a world class athlete experience. See you at the finish line’!