New format set to debut at new-look World Triathlon Championship Series

by Doug Gray on 30 Mar, 2021 05:17 • Español
New format set to debut at new-look World Triathlon Championship Series

With the 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series now set to begin in Yokohama on 15 May, it has been confirmed that August’s Groupe Copley WTCS Montreal will see another exciting first for the sport’s top tier of racing, with an intense new format taking place across two days and over a super-sprint course: 300m swim, 6km bike, 1.5km run.

The Montreal race will see up to 60 athletes drawn in two qualifiers on day one. The top ten from each race will progress through to the next day, along with ten more from the repechage races for those who did not make the cut (the top ten in the case of a single repechage, the top five of each in the case of two).

All 30 athletes classified for the final round will then line up on day two to battle it out for gold over three more super sprints.

At the end of the first race, the last ten across the line will be eliminated. At the end of the second, the final ten will also be eliminated. The last race of the weekend will see the remaining 10 athletes race for gold in a dramatic finale.

“As part of our mission to innovate and entertain, World Triathlon is constantly exploring different models for competition. The huge success of the Mixed Relay will see it make its Olympic debut in Tokyo, and this new format is set to bring another fresh and exciting new element to the sport’s most prestigious events: The World Triathlon Championship Series,” said World Triathlon President Marisol Casado.

After its debut in Canada, it will also be the format for the men’s and women’s elite races at October’s WTCS Bermuda.

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Related Event: Groupe Copley 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Montreal
13 - 15 Aug, 2021 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Dorian Coninx FRA 00:22:08
2. Vincent Luis FRA 00:22:09
3. Léo Bergere FRA 00:22:11
4. Marten Van Riel BEL 00:22:16
5. Antonio Serrat Seoane ESP 00:22:18
Results: Elite Women
1. Flora Duffy BER 00:23:07
2. Taylor Knibb USA 00:23:14
3. Taylor Spivey USA 00:23:24
4. Katie Zaferes USA 00:23:33
5. Leonie Periault FRA 00:23:37
Results: Mixed Relay
1. Team I United States USA 01:25:27
2. Team I New Zealand NZL 01:25:32
3. Team I Italy ITA 01:25:46
4. Team I Germany GER 01:26:06
5. Team I Switzerland SUI 01:26:40
Results: Qualifier 1 Elite Men
1. Takumi Hojo JPN 00:21:28
2. Marten Van Riel BEL 00:21:28
3. Kevin Mcdowell USA 00:21:28
4. Vincent Luis FRA 00:21:29
5. Sylvain Fridelance SUI 00:21:29
Results: Qualifier 2 Elite Men
1. Jacob Birtwhistle AUS 00:21:47
2. Léo Bergere FRA 00:21:47
3. Dorian Coninx FRA 00:21:47
4. Jelle Geens BEL 00:21:47
5. Hayden Wilde NZL 00:21:48
Results: Qualifier 1 Elite Women
1. Taylor Knibb USA 00:23:19
2. Flora Duffy BER 00:23:26
3. Non Stanford GBR 00:23:33
4. Katie Zaferes USA 00:23:33
5. Leonie Periault FRA 00:23:45
Results: Qualifier 2 Elite Women
1. Laura Lindemann GER 00:24:06
2. Nina Eim GER 00:24:08
3. Angelica Olmo ITA 00:24:08
4. Taylor Spivey USA 00:24:10
5. Sophie Coldwell GBR 00:24:10
Results: Repechage 1 Elite Women
1. Kirsten Kasper USA 00:24:30
2. Audrey Merle FRA 00:24:30
3. Alissa Konig SUI 00:24:31
4. Marlene Gomez-Göggel GER 00:24:32
5. Jeanne Lehair TRI 00:24:32
Results: Repechage 1 Elite Men
1. Valentin Wernz GER 00:22:13
2. Gianluca Pozzatti ITA 00:22:13
3. Matthew Hauser AUS 00:22:14
4. Ren Sato JPN 00:22:14
5. Aaron Royle AUS 00:22:14
Results: Final Men. Stage 1
1. Hayden Wilde NZL 00:21:53
2. Antonio Serrat Seoane ESP 00:21:53
3. Matthew Hauser AUS 00:21:53
4. Dorian Coninx FRA 00:21:53
5. Jelle Geens BEL 00:21:53
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