The weekend of 19th and 20th January 2013 was a roller-coaster of excitement for Sands Beach Active. Not only did we enjoy the success of our sponsored athletes and Sands Beach Resort guests at the Lanzarote International Duathlon and the Gran Canaria Marathon, but we also witnessed the incredible success of Bart Aernouts at the Ironman 70.3 South Africa.
As a member of the Uplace Pro Triathlon Team, Bart headed to South Africa after completing his winter training at the Sands Beach Active triathlon training camp and credits his victory in part to that vital preparation.
Far from rolling to a gentle stop once the podiums had been cleared away from the weekend’s sports activities, the white knuckle ride of adrenalin continues with the announcement that Uplace Pro Traithlon Team are to be working in partnership with Sands Beach Active as their official warm weather training camp.
Already one of the top triathlon teams in the world, Uplace Pro Triathlon Team have aspirations to become the world’s number one professional triathlon team and Sands Beach Active are very proud to be a part of that aim.
Uplace Pro Triathlon Team manager Bob De Wolf welcomed the partnership, saying:
“After our fantastic team training camp at Sands Beach Active in January, I was particularly pleased to welcome Sands Beach Active as one of our partners. The entire team enjoyed the unique combination of outstanding facilities, high quality service and superb comfort. With our first Ironman victory of the year, our collaboration with Sands Beach Active has already proven its merit. We look forward to many return visits.”
For Sands Beach Active, the partnership with Uplace marks a further consolidation of the importance of Lanzarote as a winter sports destination and of the facilities for professional athletes which we continue to develop and strengthen. Hosting the Uplace Pro Triathlon Team was a privilege and a pleasure. We’re pleased that our partnership coincides with Bob De Wolf’s appointment as Uplace Pro Triathlon Team and we would like to thank Bob for all his support. We would also like to extend a huge thanks to Tin Geysels, Marketing Manager, for her professionalism and help, and to Bert Stephani for his superb photography.
Speaking today, Sands Beach Active Director Juan Carlos Albuixech voiced his pleasure at the new partnership:
“We are delighted to be one of the Uplace Pro Triathlon Team partners and to be associated with their professionalism and their outstanding achievements in the field of triathlon. We also see this partnership as a further strengthening of our relationship with Thomas Cook Belgium and of the importance we at Sands Beach place on the Belgian market.”
Photos by Bert Stephani for Uplace