Opens at 7:00 am for bike placement for all athletes. There will be a distinction of the allocation of place on the bike racks between the Sprint Distance and the Olympic Distance participants. Athletes only are allowed in the transition area. Last bike entry in the transition area can take place up until 8:00 am. During the race only athletes are allowed to enter. At the end of the race only athletes with proof of their number can exit the T area with their respective bikes. After the race is finished please pick up your bikes no later than 12:30. After 12:30 the bikes will be left un-attended and there will be no guarding, therefore no safety for your belongings. Organisers will not be held liable for any losses or damages.
Start will be given sharply at 08:00 for Sprint Distance while the swim start for the Olympic distance athletes will be 8:30 for males and 8:40 for females by a signal: “GET SET” AND A long sound of a HORN OR WHISTLE. This is a mass start entering the water. All categories will start together at each distance. All the athletes must start after the horn (those start before the sound of the horn will receive a time Penalty equal to 1 minute to be served after the swim). Not showing up in the penalty box leads to DQ.
Entering the transition area the triathletes can run or walk towards their respective bike and must wear their cycling helmets, fastened their strap before they pick their bikes and must wear a top – (NO BARE TORSOS ALLOWED). No riding is allowed in the T area and athletes must push their bike up to the clearly marked MOUNTING LINE.
At the finish of the bike section. At the clearly depicted mount/dismount line all triathletes must dismount and push their bikes to the bike racks, were they must ensure that the bike is safely secured on the rack. Immediately after that athletes head towards the run course as directed by Marshals. In case an athlete has received a Penalty violation it has to be served immediately after the bike segment at the Penalty Box.