IRONMAN Vitoria-Gasteiz Triathlon - PJAMM Cycling

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A beautiful race in the Basque mountains of northern Spain, with a bike course through the rolling hills Spanish wine county. This race has only been running since 2019, but the triathlon culture abounds in this colorful Spanish town. 

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Parking:
Shuttles will be running from these two parking lots in downtown Vitoria to take you to the swim start/T1:
Alternatively, select hotels will be running their own shuttles to T1, click here for the list (scroll to "Sunday" section).  Shuttles leave at 5:45am for T1. You will not be allowed to park and leave your car at the swim start/T1. 

Historical Weather:
Afternoon temperatures will be pleasant in the low 70˚s, but mornings may be cool in the low 50˚s.  Check the PJAMM Cycling Weather Tool for both current and historic weather data.

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IRONMAN Vitoria-Gasteiz Bike Course Analysis

Overall Surface Quality:

Excellent

Significant Ascents:

  • Before the left turn onto A-3012, there’s a 0.5 km segment that breaks 8%. You’ll do this climb 3 times, at km 7, km 79, and km 151

  • There are rollers when you approach the lake near the end of each lap, the most significant of which breaking 6%. You will do this twice at km 64 and km 136

  • The steepest gradient on the course comes at km 154 and lasts less than half of a km. This peaks at just under 10%.  You will only do this once as you make the final turn after 2 full laps to head into the city.

Click here to view a full interactive profile of the 112 mile course.

Last year’s fastest times:

Male: Yannick Matejicek,  4:28:59 / 40.2 kph

Female: Sera Sayar,          5:14:12 / 34.4 kph

Last year’s median age-grouper times:

Male: 6:17 / 28.6 kph

Female: 7:01 / 25.7 kph

Strava Activity of last year’s Champion (or runner up):

Different course used

Male: https://www.strava.com/activities/6184081024 

Female: https://www.strava.com/activities/5950844356 

Transition Layout:

  • T1 is straightforward, a direct path from the water to the road. See page 36
  • There’s a confusing two part T2, located on different streets. See page 48 of the athlete guide for full details and layout.

Turn by Turn Course Recon:

*Turn angle is measured by the sharpest corner angle throughout the entire turn*

Click thumbnail for example (66˚ turn)

Turn 1:

90˚ Left turn;  Km 5.2

Entrance gradient (preceding 100 meters):  -1.1%

Exit gradient (next 100 meters):  -1.2%                        

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Turn 2:

90˚ Right turn;  Km 18.3

Entrance gradient (preceding 100 meters):  -2.5%

Exit gradient (next 100 meters):  -1.5%                        

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Turn 3:

123˚ right turn;  Km 24.8

Entrance gradient (preceding 100 meters):  -1.9%

Exit gradient (next 100 meters):  -1.4%                

  • Roundabout turn

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Turn 4:

105˚ right turn;  Km 38.3

Entrance gradient (preceding 100 meters):  -2.8%

Exit gradient (next 100 meters):  0%                

  • Turn enters a poorly lit underpass
  • Be cautious of concrete safety poles sticking out of the ground!

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Turn 5:

106˚ left turn;  Km 38.5

Entrance gradient (preceding 100 meters):  0%

Exit gradient (next 100 meters):  1.6%                

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Turn 6:

80˚ right turn;  Km 43.7

Entrance gradient (preceding 100 meters):  -0.6%

Exit gradient (next 100 meters):  -0.6%                

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Turn 7:

47˚ left turn;  Km 43.7

Entrance gradient (preceding 100 meters):  -0.6%

Exit gradient (next 100 meters):  -0.6%                        

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Turn 8:

80˚ right turn;  Km 44

Entrance gradient (preceding 100 meters):  -0.2%

Exit gradient (next 100 meters):  0%                

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Turn 9:

97˚ left turn;  Km 48

Entrance gradient (preceding 100 meters):  5.1%

Exit gradient (next 100 meters):  3.8%                

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Turn 10:

50˚ left turn;  Km 51.8

Entrance gradient (preceding 100 meters):  -3.8%

Exit gradient (next 100 meters):  -3.1%                

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Turn 11:

90˚ right turn;  Km 52.6

Entrance gradient (preceding 100 meters):  -1%

Exit gradient (next 100 meters):  -1.4%        

  • Sharp zero visibility turn around building

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Turn 12:

106˚ left turn;  Km 52.7

Entrance gradient (preceding 100 meters):  -1.9%

Exit gradient (next 100 meters):  -1%                

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Turn 13:

88˚ right turn;  Km 52.9

Entrance gradient (preceding 100 meters):  0.1%

Exit gradient (next 100 meters):  -0.1%                

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Turn 14:

90˚ right turn;  Km 53.3

Entrance gradient (preceding 100 meters):  0%

Exit gradient (next 100 meters):  0%                

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Turn 15:

119˚ right turn;  Km 56.4

Entrance gradient (preceding 100 meters):  0%

Exit gradient (next 100 meters):  -0.3%                

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Turn 16:

54˚ left turn;  Km 63.8

Entrance gradient (preceding 100 meters):  0%

Exit gradient (next 100 meters):  0%                

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Turn 17:

39˚ right turn;  Km 64.6

Entrance gradient (preceding 100 meters):  0%

Exit gradient (next 100 meters):  1.6%                

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Turn 18:

43˚ left turn;  Km 67.1

Entrance gradient (preceding 100 meters):  2.4%

Exit gradient (next 100 meters):  1.2%                

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Turn 19:

39˚ right turn;  Km 68.9

Entrance gradient (preceding 100 meters):  2.4%

Exit gradient (next 100 meters):  -2.2%                

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Turn 20:

40˚ left turn;  Km 69.1

Entrance gradient (preceding 100 meters):  3.6%

Exit gradient (next 100 meters):  -2.1%                

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Turn 21:

35˚ left turn;  Km 70.3

Entrance gradient (preceding 100 meters):  3.6%

Exit gradient (next 100 meters):  -2%                

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Turn 22:

124˚ right turn;  Km 71.5

Entrance gradient (preceding 100 meters):  0%

Exit gradient (next 100 meters):  0%                

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Repeat all for lap 2


Turn 45:

85˚ right turn;  Km 152.5

Entrance gradient (preceding 100 meters):  -1.1%

Exit gradient (next 100 meters):  -1.1%                

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Turn 46:

36˚ right turn;  Km 152.5

Entrance gradient (preceding 100 meters):  1%

Exit gradient (next 100 meters):  0%                

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Repeat turns 6 - 14


Turn 46:

73˚ left roundabout turn;  Km 175

Entrance gradient (preceding 100 meters):  -0.3%

Exit gradient (next 100 meters):  0.3%                

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Turn 47:

50˚ right turn;  Km 176.5

Entrance gradient (preceding 100 meters):  0%

Exit gradient (next 100 meters):  1.6%                

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Turn 48:

125˚ left turn;  Km 177.2

Entrance gradient (preceding 100 meters):  1.3%

Exit gradient (next 100 meters):  1.3%                

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Turn 49:

70˚ left turn;  Km 178.2

Entrance gradient (preceding 100 meters):  2.1%

Exit gradient (next 100 meters):  1.8%                

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Turn 50:

90˚ right turn;  Km 179

Entrance gradient (preceding 100 meters):  2.8%

Exit gradient (next 100 meters):  0.8%                

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Obstacles and Other Notes:

  • Point to point bike course
  • Confusing 2 part T2 - see page 48 for the full details and layout
  • Several roundabouts and concrete curbs to watch out for during the last few km into downtown

Current / Historical Weather Patterns

Full Interactive Bike Course Profile

Link to main race site:

https://www.ironman.com/im-vitoria 

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