Super League Triathlon (SLT) proudly announces its partnership with the prestigious RAFA NADAL SPORTS CENTRE (RNSC) for the league’s Mallorca Championship Series event, taking place on 3-4 November this year.
The partnership will see the RNSC host SLT’s world-class athletes throughout their time on the Balearic Island, not only accommodating them in the renowned Rafa Nadal Sports Residence but giving them access to first-class high performance sports and recovery facilities, including the centre’s gym, pool and wellness spa.
Mallorca will be the third of five SLT Championship Series event locations for the 2018-19 season. Known mainly for its spectacular yet challenging cycling, the island is rapidly becoming a hub for triathlon – both training and racing – thanks to its pristine blue waters and consistent good climate. By hosting races in these stunning locations, SLT intends to inspire a generation of athletes and triathlon fans across the world; an aspiration made all the more achievable by joining forces with the RNSC, as it gives all levels of triathletes a base to train and improve using state-of-the-art facilities.
“It’s a pleasure for us to welcome all the triathletes and their teams to compete in the SLT. Our facilities are equipped to cover the needs of these professional athletes. We already have experience in this type of high-level athlete performance that is very demanding for their preparation, rest and nutrition. We are confident that these athletes can find what they need in our sports complex,” saidJavier Perelló, General Director of the Rafa Nadal Sports Centre.
SLT Co-Founder and CEO, Michael D’hulst, said: “Mallorca has always been one of my go-to training destinations for both cycling and triathlon – the island has so much to offer. I discovered RNSC last year and its amazing facilities, plus the beautiful venue of Monte Cristo, so I’m very excited to host an event with world-class facilities on this challenging course.”
SLT and RNSC will together host an Awards Dinner for the athletes after the weekend’s racing on Sunday 4 November at the Rafa Nadal Museum Xperience – a unique interactive experience that includes all the trophies that Rafa Nadal has achieved so far, in a career that has seen him win more than 900 matches, 17 Grand Slam Singles titles and two Olympic Gold medals. The Xperience also gives sports fans a sneak peek at memorabilia from Spanish cycling legend Miguel Induráin; arguably the two best footballers of our time, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi; Nadal’s good friend and on-court nemesis, Roger Federer; as well as Spain’s NBA star Marc Gasol, and much more.
There will be a familiar face for local fans this November as Mallorca born-and-bred athlete Mario Mola (pictured above) will be competing on home turf to battle for the SLT title. Excited to race in front of a home crowd, the ITU World Number One said: “I haven’t raced in Spain for three years and I want to thank SLT for choosing Mallorca as one of their venues and giving me the opportunity to race at home in front of my friends and family. SLT formats are always such a challenge and I’m sure that the island of Mallorca will be a great race venue for the first ever Super League Triathlon in Spain. I really hope this event, and events like it can inspire and encourage a new wave of Mallorcan triathletes.”
Located just 12km from the start line on the southeast coast of Mallorca, the RNSC will provide a free shuttle service to take SLT fans from the sports centre to the race at Porto Cristo, and will even provide the event shuttle service for fans travelling to/from Palma de Mallorca – the island’s capital.
To find out more about Super League Triathlon in Mallorca and where to watch it, please visit superleaguetriathlon.com or follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
To find out more about RAFA NADAL SPORTS CENTRE or to enquire about a stay or triathlon training, visit rnsportscentre.com.
About Super League Triathlon: Super League Triathlon (SLT) is the pinnacle of the sport on the world’s stage, delivering game-changing formats – mixing up long and short course athletes – in a series of fast-paced events with unpredictable outcomes that culminate in the crowning of the best and most versatile male and female triathletes in the world.
Over the course of the season, the top 50 (25 male and 25 female) triathletes from around the world battle it out for the crown to become the best all-round triathlete. There are three means by which these 50 top athletes qualify for the Championship Series, equally split between male and female competitors: automatic qualification from the previous SLT season (20 places), wildcard qualification (10 places at one given time), and ‘Golden Ticket’ success at the SLT Qualifiers in Poznan and Penticton (20 places). Pros from all over the world can race to be in with a chance to qualify for the main Championship events.
The league travels to some of the world’s most spectacular racing destinations throughout the season. Poznan (29 June-01 July) (Q)*, Penticton (17-19 August) (Q), Jersey (29-30 September) (C)**, Malta (27-28 October) (C), Mallorca (3-4 November) (C), Singapore (23-24 February 2019) (C) and Australia (23-24 March 2019) (C).
With highly addictive content, sports fans across the globe will have unprecedented access to the races as well as behind the scenes content and memorable fan experiences. Whether watching from home or at one of the awe-inspiring SLT locations, the rivalries and battles for the top spots will leave fans thoroughly entertained from start to finish.
Super League Triathlon races are focused on attracting a new generation of audiences with the aim of fostering and inspiring future champions and promoting a healthy lifestyle for the wider community.
To find out more about Super League Triathlon, visit superleaguetriathlon.com. More information about the qualifying rounds can be found at superleaguepoznan.com and superleaguecanada.com.
To find out more about the European event locations, visit SLT’s location partners at Visit Jersey, Visit Malta, and Rafa Nadal Sports Centre.
About RAFA NADAL SPORTS CENTRE: RAFA NADAL SPORTS CENTRE (RNSC) is a high performance centre with first-class sports offer. A unique space in which to live your passion for sport. The quality of our state-of-the-art facilities, and the friendliness and professionalism of the entire team, make it possible to meet the needs and concerns of our customers. This wonderful sports complex will give you the opportunity to live a 360 sport experience.