The Jenson Button Trust Triathlon organiser have managed to get closed city roads for the bike leg of this year’s race, taking place in Derby on 12 July.
“This is huge and exciting news for the triathlon, it really marks the event moving to the next level,” says Jenson. “The closures will create a fast flowing course that should be a real thrill for all competitors and spectators. It will be fun to be racing on a street circuit!”
Competitors will start the triathlon with a 200m swim in Markeaton Park lake. They will then swiftly change into cycling gear and head out of the park onto Markeaton Lane on a 10km circular route along Kedleston Road to Five Lamps and around the Cathedral Quarter.
Back at the park, they will then complete a 2.5 km run. Individuals and three-person teams will have the opportunity to race twice – once in the morning and once in the afternoon.
Individuals and three-person teams will have the opportunity to race twice – once in the morning and once in the afternoon. In the individual event, the top performers will go on to the final, 400m swim, 20km cycle (twice around the cycle stage) and 5km run, with the runners up entering the wooden spoon race.
The UK’s favourite tri magazine will have its own corner of the bike route near Five Lamps, with planning underway for what ‘220 Corner’ may include…
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