RaceRanger to be used by elite athletes at the Ibiza World Triathlon Long Distance Championships

by Olalla Cernuda on 27 Mar, 2023 11:01 • Español
RaceRanger to be used by elite athletes at the Ibiza World Triathlon Long Distance Championships

World Triathlon is pleased to announce that the RaceRanger drafting detection system will be used at the Ibiza 2023 Multisport World Championships in order to assist Technical Officials with draft marshalling. After a successful test in various races throughout this season, the system will be used by all elite athletes competing in the Long Distance World Championships on May 7, 2023.

In collaboration with World Triathlon’s Sport Department, RaceRanger have continued to test under a trial period, where the system was thoroughly integrated in four non-drafting events in New Zealand and Australia across various distances. Feedback and evaluations from both athletes and technical officials was provided, and small adjustments were made to the system’s functionality as a result.

RaceRanger CEO & Co-Founder James Elvery said: “We learned a lot from our trial events. Not only did we encounter some system bugs that needed to be corrected, but more importantly, we got direct feedback from the athletes and technical officials about their experience of the system in race conditions. The main things we have adjusted have been the buffer zones. We changed what the different coloured lights refer to, and also the distance thresholds for them to change colour.”

“We now have a red light for riding within the 12m draft zone, a blue light for a 2m last warning zone from 12m to 14m, and finally an orange light for a 3m ‘first contact’ zone from 14-17m.”

“The product that is available now, and that will be used in Ibiza, is finally ready to be applied to top level competition as an officiating aid. We’d like to thank World Triathlon for the opportunity to be part of the Long Distance World Championships, and for all their support and input from the beginning of our journey to this point”, he explained.

The process of including additions to the World Triathlon competition rules, to account for RaceRanger or similar technologies in the future, will be part of World Triathlons standard technical process for reviewing rules. This rigorous process can take several months of work, before submission to the World Triathlon Executive Board for ratification.

“We see a huge potential for the RaceRanger system to improve fairness in non-drafting triathlons around the world, by removing the subjective nature of drafting penalty decisions. This includes a number of paratri categories that could feature the RaceRanger system, which we will test at the 2023 World Triathlon Para Championships that will take place in Pontevedra in September”, explained Gergely Markus, World Triathlon Sport Director.

Related Event: 2023 World Triathlon Long Distance Championships Ibiza
07 May, 2023 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Clement Mignon FRA 05:17:17
2. Antonio Benito Lopez ESP 05:17:49
3. Matt Trautman RSA 05:19:52
4. Tristan Olij NED 05:20:20
5. Joshua Amberger AUS 05:21:33
Results: Elite Women
1. Marjolaine Pierre FRA 05:53:35
2. Sara Svensk SWE 06:02:10
3. Gurutze Frades Larralde ESP 06:06:48
4. Camilla Pedersen DEN 06:08:57
5. Svenja Thoes GER 06:09:50
Results: PTS5 Men
1. Eduardo Oliva Calderón ESP 09:24:58
Results: PTVI Men
1. Zhalaldin Abduvaliev B1 KGZ 07:41:40
2. Nicolas Dewalque B3 BEL 08:16:11
3. Fernando Anitua García B3 ESP 08:25:55
Results: 20-24 Male AG
1. Alexander Milne GBR 05:54:49
2. Maciej Wisniewski POL 05:56:53
3. Miguel Ledesma Blanco ESP 06:02:54
4. Bruno Slegers BEL 06:07:20
5. Zachary Durham GBR 06:53:13
Results: 25-29 Male AG
1. Corentin Chouvelon FRA 05:41:52
2. Filip Szymonik POL 05:49:24
3. Luis Moleiro POR 05:51:08
4. Alexander Jones GBR 05:51:20
5. Rémi Jauzac FRA 06:06:09
Results: 30-34 Male AG
1. Stephen Derrett GBR 05:41:09
2. Andrei Vrabii MDA 05:48:10
3. Carlos Eduardo Santiago De Alba MEX 06:02:09
4. Jack Schofield GBR 06:04:48
DNF. Taylor Elms AUS DNF
Results: 35-39 Male AG
1. Cedric Labadens FRA 06:03:00
2. Benoit Chevalier BEL 06:05:02
3. Eduardo Calderay Saavedra ESP 06:07:07
4. Eduardo Vaz Mourato POR 06:12:25
5. Javier Cardona Recio ESP 06:13:51
Results: 40-44 Male AG
1. Jan-Morten Ra NOR 06:05:24
2. Stephen Cordiner GBR 06:06:21
3. Cormac Mcgarry IRL 06:07:47
4. Nicolas Onillon FRA 06:07:51
5. Michael McCarron IRL 06:08:27
Results: 45-49 Male AG
1. David Navarro Cerdan ESP 06:09:32
2. Lionel Roye FRA 06:15:23
3. Paulo Martins POR 06:17:06
4. Jorge Lopez Palenzuela ESP 06:19:23
5. Yann Rocheteau FRA 06:21:44
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