The Nelo Winter Challenge is a reference in the winter races, not only for the quality of athletes participating, but also the level of organization that presents.


In 2020 we want that the event continues to be, above all, a tool for athletes and coaches to assess their current form in a friendly and relaxed yet competitive atmosphere.

The event will take place on Saturday, the 22th of February.

The Nelo Winter Challenge will be held at Nelo Training Center – Montebelo Aguieira and will host many of the best paddlers from around the world, including Olympians medalists.


Montebelo Aguieira Lake Resort, the largest of the Nelo Training Centres, will host the two races, the first a 1500m time trial and in the afternoon a 150m tournament.

In the time trial athletes will start every minute and the winner will be the fastest in each category. For the 150m race, we prepared a knockout format that will be as exciting to watch as to participate, with the paddlers taking elimination rounds all together before the great final.


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Event Contact

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Prize Money

K1 M | C1 M | K1 W | C1 W
(for each distance)

1st > 300€
2nd > 200€
3rd > 150€
4th > 100€
5th > 50€

Aggregate Prize

1st > 300€
2nd > 200€
3rd > 150€


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2020 Results


 150 Meters
 1500 Meters


1500 Meters Winners

K1 Men
João Ribeiro

C1 Men
Shamshurin Kirill

K1 Women
Teresa Portela

C1 Women
Balla Virag


150 Meters Winners

K1 Men
Saul Craviotto

C1 Men
Hélder Silva

K1 Women
Francisca laia

C1 Women
Zhang Luqi



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