ETU’s 2016 Elite Sprint Triathlon Champs head to Châteauroux

For their first Elite Sprint Triathlon Championships, the ETU has picked an absolute beaut of a location – the ‘Belle Isle’ in the city of Châteauroux, central France. 


Located only two hours by train from the centre of Paris, the city of Châteauroux has been a venue over the years for French Championship events and is well-known and much loved by French athletes. The area is surrounded by forests and situated on the Indre River – with plentiful lakes and fitness trails. 

The location for the race is known as ‘Belle Isle’. The beautiful lake, covering some eight hectares and surrounded by a further 12 hectares of protected green areas, has its own safe beach for the start and exit from the 750m lake swim.