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ETU explains Seville cancellation

Organiser gave two weeks' notice that European Cup would not go ahead

The European Triathlon Union has stated it received just two weeks’ notice that the European Cup event due to take place in the Spanish city of Seville earlier this month would not go ahead, and has pledged to “take all measures possible” to avoid a repeat in 2014.

ETU President Renato Bertrandi said in an open letter to all National Triathlon Federations: “The ETU office received two weeks prior to the event date of Sevilla a cancellation email from the event organiser and President of ‘B-dream cooperation’, Santiago Belloch.

“Upon receipt of this email the ETU tried its utmost to find a solution to keep the race in Sevilla or to find an alternative location in Spain on the same date or one week later. However, due to various circumstances, this was not possible.”

In the open letter Bertrandi offers his apologies to all National Federations and athletes affected by the late cancellation, and encourages them to direct their requests for reimbursement to the organisers B-dream cooperation (website here).

For their part, the organisers have not provided 220 Triathlon with further details on why the event was cancelled, despite multiple requests.

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