Promo Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPZt8K_02Pg
For 2014 the Nelo Winter Challenge returned to its roots of being an international, top level event, spanning different locations.
Keeping in mind the main philosophy behind the NWC - to be an winter series where paddlers and coaches can benchmark their standards and progress in training - we devised a set of races that cover a wide range of conditions and situations.
As always, the Winter Challenge will welcome many of the top paddlers from all over the world, including Olympians and medalists.
Part I - Aguieira Training Center|Portugal, 1 March
Montebelo Aguieira Lake & Resort, the largest of the Nelo’s Training Centers, will host the first stage, featuring 2 races, the first a 2000m time trial and in afternoon a 200m knockout.
In the time trial athletes will start within 1 minute apart and the winners will be the fastest times in each category.
For the 200m race we have prepared a format that we think will be as exciting to watch as to compete in. Everyone will start together, the first ones will go through to the next heat and the last ones will be knocked out.
Part II - Pontevedra|Spain, 8/9 March
For the second event, we will travel to Pontevedra, Spain for a more common competition, having the Olympic distance events: K1 1000m and K1 200m for men and K1 500m and K1 200m for the women.Prizes
The first day will feature the heats and for Sunday we reserved the finals and the awards ceremony
To be announced.