World Triathlon is pleased to announce that it has opened bidding for the Winter Triathlon World Cups and World Championships in 2021. With the World title awarded in Asiago (Italy) the last two years, and the first-ever World Cup of Winter Triathlon making its debut in China, host cities and winter resorts across the world are now welcomed to send their proposals for the 2021 season.
“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 fans to cross over into triathlon. It is indeed one of the triathlon disciplines that World Triathlon is looking forward to have more presence in the next few years, with a growing number of athletes, coaches and National Federations involved in the sport in the last few years”, said World Triathlon President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “Triathlon is a sport that be contested by all ages, genders, nationalities and in every season, and Winter Triathlon is a great prove of that,” she agreed.
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 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 2021 World Championships, or the World Cup races, must submit their bid documents before August 31st. World Triathlon will review all candidatures and will announce the winning cities on September 15th, 2020, after the approval of the Executive Board.