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Polk Majestic Travel Packages

USA Triathlon and Polk Majestic Travel have finished putting the final touches on the Team USA travel packages for the 2012 ITU World Championships in Vitoria, Spain. If you follow the link below you will be able to view the travel package options as well as book your travel today!

We highly encourage our Team USA members to book their travel through Polk Majestic as USAT works very closely with Polk to create these packages and this is how you can best interact with fellow team members and have the best access to the Team USA Support Staff.

The website has details on the team hotels, travel packages, area and race information, details on traveling with your bicycle, extending your trip, and other tidbits to help make your experience easier. If you have questions about travel, please email Katarina Stastny from Polk Majestic Katarina@polkmajestic.com or call her at 303-386-8507.

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Team USA Bike Checklist

Congratulations on making Team USA. Below are a few things that will help the team mechanics better serve you.

Make sure your bike is in working order - Taking your bike to your local bike shop for a tune-up is recommended. Try to give your shop two weeks before your trip in the event of major repairs that you may not be aware of. Packing your bike - If you are uncomfortable packing your bike, please allow your bike shop to assist you. If you pack your bike, please make sure that your pedals, seat/seat post, wheels, helmet, and any other race day equipment make it in the box. Please secure smaller items such as pedals and stems in a bag or small box so they are not lost in transport. Unpacking your bike - We do encourage you to assemble your bike as much as you can. If you are not comfortable with this task, then we are glad to assist you. It is easier for us to assemble your bike correctly than it is to repair a badly stripped out bolt or replace a broken part.

Mechanics are present at races on a volunteer basis. We will try to be prepared for any bike repair that we encounter. If you have a bike with special needs, such as a wheel-set that requires a different spoke tool, or a bike that has odd sized bolts, please bring proper tools just in case we do not have them. With sometimes hundreds of bikes to work on, it is hard to have every tool and bolt that we may need to get you on the road safely. If we do encounter bikes that need major repairs we will do our best to get these bikes on the road for the event. Thanks for helping us help you.

Weather

The average high temperature in Vitoria in July is in the upper 70’s to low 80’s. The average low temperature is in the lower 50’s. Vitoria averages very little rainfall in July.

Water Temperature

The average water temperature is 17 degrees Celsius (62 degrees Fahrenheit). The local organizing committee recommends bringing wetsuits to the event.

Visiting Victoria

For ideas on what to see and do in Vitoria during your trip, take a look at the Vitoria Gasteiz Tourism page by CLICKING HERE.

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