Auronzo di Cadore is ready to host Eca Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint European Championship from June 26th to July 1st. More than 1300 people are expected to arrive in Lake Santa Caterina representing 35 countries for the under 23 and juniors. The list of partecipating athletes includes multiple World and European championships and Olympic finalists.
Great ambitions for all the top athletes in Europe, ready to fight and paddle in Auronzo di Cadore in this event. Strongest team at the European championships will be Hungary, and they would like to realize a great success in front of italian crowd after important results in Belgrade 2017. But also Ukraine, Poland, Russia, Germany and Belarus will arrive in Italy with a strong team.
And obviously, great atmosphere for Italy with “Blue team” captained by the European champion under 23 C1 1000 and Olympic finalist in Rio 2016 Carlo Tacchini, born in Verbania and member of “Fiamme Oro”.
On wednesday, from 17.30 p.m., opening ceremony will be the first step of the European competition in Auronzo di Cadore. From thursday to sunday all athletes will be on the lake to try to claim continental podiums.
On thursday the 1000 and 500 metres heats and semifinals will be contested, on saturday 200 metres heats and 1000 metres finals. On Sunday the championships will close with the 500 and 200 finals.
Event website: www.auronzo2018.eu
Start list and results: http://www.europecanoeevents.com/live-results?gmt=2&gmt2=-120