ITU opens bidding for the 2018 and 2019 Winter Triathlon World Championships
The International Triathlon Union (ITU) is pleased to announce that it has opened bidding for Winter Triathlon World Cups and World Championships in 2018 and 2019.
“Winter Triathlon is not only ideal for all triathletes looking to keep up their training in the winter, but also provides a great opportunity for winter sport aficionados to cross over into triathlon,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “Triathlon is a sport that be contested by all ages, genders, nationalities and in every season.”
The bidding is open for all National Federations and cities interested in hosting the premier races of a sport that welcomes the idea that the colder the better.
Triathletes from all over the world will contest the winter sport over a 6km run, 12km mountain bike and 9.6km ski course.
The first ITU Winter Triathlon World Championships were first held in Mals, Italy, in 1997, and has since gained attraction every, with thousands of athletes participating in the sport.
Cities interested in hosting the 2018 or 2019 World Championships, or the World Cup races, must submit their bid documents before March 31. ITU will announce the winning cities on April 20.