Madrid Triathlon Left Off Int'l Triathlon Union's Provisional 2014 World Series Calendar
The Int'l Triathlon Union has published its provisional calendar for next year and it does not include Madrid's Caso de Campo triathlon, according to Jesús Mínguez. The Madrid city council is the main sponsor of the event, which "would be the cheapest on the ITU calendar" and has a budget of €750,000 ($1M). In previous editions, the Madrid city council contributed between €400,000-€600,000 ($534,200-$801,300). The "event is not irretrievable," as the Spanish Triathlon Federation (FETRI) is "expecting a meeting with Madrid officials to determine what their contribution will be." FETRI "believes it will be difficult to raise the money it needs" (AS, 9/16).