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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
ITU Announces the 2018 WTS & World Cup

Following the ITU Executive Board meeting held in Rotterdam, and the Annual Congress, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) is pleased to announce the calendar for the 2018 season. With 7 ITU World Triathlon Series (WTS) events plus the ITU Grand Final; 18 ITU World Cups, 3 ITU Paratriathlon World Series and 6 ITU Paratriathlon World Cups, the season is going to be busier than ever.

In its tenth season, the World Triathlon Series will feature at eight stops, with one city debuting for the first time in the calendar. The WTS will again get underway in Abu Dhabi on March 3rd, to then move onto a new addition to the calendar, Bermuda. The beautiful Atlantic Ocean island will host its very first WTS race on April 21st.

Next stop will be Japan for one of the longest running events on the calendar, Yokohama, where triathletes will be performing on May 12 to then move over to Europe for the third edition of WTS Leeds, which will take place on June 10th.

The series will continue its journey through Europe for again another classic Series, Hamburg, not only for a WTS race, but also one of the most spectacular events on ITU’s calendar, the Mixed Relays World Championships. The excitement and emotions of the team event will be showcased again in front of thousands of spectators on the weekend of July 14th - 15th.

For the second year in a row, two Canadian cities will host a WTS race. First, triathletes will stop in Edmonton on July 28th - 29th for a fast an exciting race on a challenging course. The last stop before the ITU Grand Final will be Montreal, ready to welcome athletes to the old port on August 25th - 26th.

The golden beaches of the Gold Coast will host the Grand Final, as well as the Junior, Under 23 and Paratriathlon World Championships September 12th – 16th.

ITU is working with various WTS events and National Federations on the creation of the first ever Mixed Team Relay Series, which is expected to be announced in a few weeks.

The second-tier events, ITU World Cups, will have a new and revamped calendar in 2018, with 18 races across the globe. First stop will be Cape Town in February, and last one will be in Miyazaki (Japan) in November, and in between all kinds of scenarios for races in Sprint, Olympic and Semi-finals and Final formats.

WTS Calendar

2-3 March - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

21-22 April - Bermuda

12-13 May – Yokohama, Japan

9-10 June – Leeds, Great Britain

14-15 July – Hamburg, Germany

27-29 July – Edmonton, Canada

25-26 August – Montreal, Canada

12-16 September – Gold Coast, Australia

World Cup Calendar

10-11 February - Cape Town, South Africa

10-11 March – Mooloolaba, Australia

24-25 March - New Plymouth, New Zealand

14-15 April - New Orleans, USA

5-6 May – Chengdu, China

19-20 May – Astana, Kazakhstan

2-3 June – Cagliari, Italy

9-10 June – Huatulco, Mexico

16-17 June – Antwerpen, Belgium

7-8 July – Tiszaujvaros, Hungary

18-19 August – Lausanne, Switzerland

1-2 September - Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

22-23 September – Weihai, China

29-30 September – Madrid, Spain

13-14 October – Sarasota, USA

20-21 October – Salinas, Equador

27-28 October – Tongyeong, South Korea

3-4 November – Miyazaki, Japan

World Championships

12-16 September – Gold Coast, Australia
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