ITU Winter Triathlon Newsletter
Final 2006 calendar
Recently has been updated on the ITU website. There will be a series of 6 races including the World Championships and the European Championships and this series will kick-off in Freudenstadt, in one of the best-known Winter Triathlon city in the World with excellent snow conditions this season.
15 January ITU Freudenstadt Winter Triathlon World Cup, Germany
22 January ITU Valberg Winter Triathlon World Cup, France
26 February ITU Triesenberg-Steg Winter Triathlon World Cup, Liechtenstein
04-05 March ITU Bergamo Winter Triathlon European Championships, Italy
24-26 March ITU Sjusjoen Winter Triathlon World Championships, Norway
01 April ITU Kuopio Winter Triathlon World Cup, Finland
More information available about the races on the ITU website: www.triathlon.org
Ranking system 2006
The ITU Winter Triathlon ranking will be updated by Enrique Quesada, ITU Ranking Manager. The ranking will be calculated according to the following system:
PositionWorld ChampionshipsWorld Cup andEuropean ChampionshipsNational Championships
The new part in the ranking system is the recognition of the National Championships in the ITU Winter Triathlon ranking. Every National Federation has to send the full official results of their Winter Triathlon National Championships to the ITU European Office in Budapest/ETU Headquarters. On the National Championships athletes only from that country will get points where the event is held. The maximum number of races counts per athlete is 4. The last event will be the Kuopio Winter Triathlon World Cup, which will count in the 2006 Winter Triathlon Ranking. The number of countries participating on the World Championships and the World Cup series and staging a National Championships is a key element of a higher recognition of the sport.
Overall Prize Money
ITU will fund 8.000 US$ of bonus pool prize money for the top 5 women and men athletes.
ITU Winter Triathlon meeting
As a continuation of the meeting in Strebske Pleso in 2005 we plan to held a similar meeting in Freudenstadt during the first World Cup event. There will be more information on this meeting soon. We are expecting the active federations to be represented. During the World Championships in Norway, we are planning to held a specific Winter Triathlon seminar wearing all the hats as of: coaching, athletes development, events, technical officials, marketing,