Strathclyde Country Park will be the host venue for the European Triathlon Championships, with the event taking place amidst the scenic parkland in North Lanarkshire. The Park hosted the triathlon events at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Temporary grandstands will allow fans a prime view of the action as Europe’s best triathletes compete for the chance to become the 2018 European Champions.
European Triathlon Union President Renato Bertrandi said: "For the first time in 2018, outside of triathlon being part of other major games’ environments, we will see our ETU European Triathlon Championships become part of a pan-European, multisport event.
"As our new sport, the “Young Kid on the Block”, takes centre stage alongside what are regarded to be the “Crown Jewels” in terms of Championship events – Athletics, Swimming, Cycling, Gymnastics, Rowing and Golf – we know that the television audiences, as well as those spectators lucky enough to attend our Championships, will be thrilled by the racing in our sport.
"The triathlon will be hosted in Glasgow, where the 2014 Commonwealth Games took place. Where Henri Schoeman broke away with the Brownlee Brothers. Where the International Olympic Committee was able to witness the electric excitement of the Mixed Team Relay, and where the people of the city welcomed athletes from all over the world.
"Glasgow has a big heart. Glasgow can offer a great and warm welcome, and we are sure the city is looking forward once again to being the centre of attention as our champion athletes race the technical course at Strathclyde Country Park."
North Lanarkshire’s Strathclyde Country Park – over 400 hectares of countryside set within the valley of the River Clyde – will host both the European Rowing and European Triathlon Championships.