Thanks to Nextrace, official time-keeper at Elbaman, this year’s race on the western coast of Italy, taking place on 23-24 September 2017, will have a full live-tracking service – with GPS tracking of each event participant.
The service is being provided in collaboration with Tractalis, a Swiss company with experience in tracking sport events, including leading triathlons such as IRONMAN Zürich and Challenge Roth. Elbaman will be the first event that benefits from a new partnership between Nextrace and Tractalis.
The GPS live tracking system lets friends and family follow each athlete live across the entire course. The service is accessible via PC, Mac or Smartphone.
“We are really proud to offer this extremely professional service to our athletes,” said Elbaman Triathlon President Marco Scotti “We strongly believe that this service will be highly appreciated from athletes and, above all, all friends and passionate triathletes that want to follow the race. We need to go further, develop the services offered and let everyone feel involved live, wheter you are on-site or on your couch at home.”
All participants of Elbaman 2017 will be provided the GPS tracking system for free. Each relay team will be also provided 1 x GPS tracker that can be transferred from one athlete to the other. (Participants in Elbaman73, and relay teams that would like to have more than 1 GPS, can rent the service for €15 – purchased on www.nextrace.net over the coming days.)
The GPS system doesn’t replace the classic chip and is not mandatory, but the Elbaman organising team ‘trusts can be really useful and appreciated’.
Elbaman has been recognized as offering up ‘a beautiful race in a natural paradise’. It is also known as a tough race with its hilly and technical bike course. As the organizers point out, ‘It is not a place for a personal best on the distance: the fastest riders are able to complete the 180K bike course in around 6 hours.’
On the other hand, the Elbaman team adds that ‘you ride on the most amazing bike course you can imagine, watching the crystalline water of the west part [of Elba Island], with Corsica and Montecristo in the background.’ Elbaman takes place each September at the Marina di Campo (Elba Island) between Corsica and the western coast of Italy.