Breaking News: ITU Launches Bid Process for Multisport World Cup 2019-2020
6 Jun, 2019
The International Triathlon Union (ITU) is launching the bid conditions for the ITU Multisport World Cup 2019-2020. Conceived as a competition to ‘provide a well-organized event in all triathlon-related multisport disciplines’, the Multisport World Cups must include two of the following events: Long Distance, Duathlon, Cross Triathlon, Cross Duathlon and Aquathlon.
After the momentum behind ITU’s Multisport World Championships, which just finished its third edition in Pontevedra, Spain, the ITU Multisport World Cup has been created to provide opportunities for more host cities to join the ITU circuit and organize events as a test or as a legacy for full World or Continental Triathlon Multisport Championships.
Taking place over approximately 2-3 days, ITU adds that the Multisport World Cup is more than just a sports competition for the athletes. It is also an important development opportunity from the grassroots to elite level, giving athletes from a wide range of age groups the opportunity to race.
The entire occasion is a visual spectacle designed to inspire and motivate, from the experienced to the newcomer. Host cities and national federations are encouraged to ‘develop visionary proposals that can enhance the scope, presentation and marketing of the events, as well as to provide a great experience to all participants.
Bids for this new format must be submitted before July 15, 2019, with winning candidatures being announced during the ITU Executive Board meeting in Lausanne, on August 27, 2019.