The Executive Board of World Triathlon has approved the new dates for the 2020 Valencia World Cup, which will take place in the iconic Spanish coastal city on November 7th-8th. The race, that will put an end to the 2020 World Cup season, was due to take place originally in May but was postponed when the COVID 19 pandemic started to hit the world.
World Triathlonís Executive Board also approved to allocate 100,000 USD for the Bonus Pool Prize Money for the 2020 World Triathlon Ranking, which will be distributed after the last scoring event in 2020. The Ranking is applicable for events that didnít score this year for the World Ranking after it has been frozen until the last event no later than December 15th, 2020.
The events that will count for this Ranking will be the Hamburg World Triathlon Series (1000 points) and the Mooloolaba, Karlovy Vary, Arzachena, and Valencia World Cups, with 500 points each, with Continental Cups taking place in this period, will give 250 points each.
The athlete score will be the addition of the points earned in a maximum of four events if the total number of events is eight or more during this period, or only three events counting if less.
Flora Duffy is currently ranked 2nd with 1,425 points after competing in two events, while Great Britainís Georgia Taylor-Brown is the leader with 1,925 points after competing in 3 events, Laura Lindemann from Germany is third with 1,194 points.
Duffy finished 2nd to Taylor-Brown in her first event the 2020 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon, Duffy then won the Karlovy Vary Olympic-Distance Course race.