Bid process finalised for 2021 World Triathlon events

Lauren Parker of Australia wins Womens wheelchair division during 2020 Devonport ITU World Paratriathlon Series (Photo by Delly Carr/Getty Images)

The International Triathlon Union has finalised the bidding process for its top-tier World Triathlon Series, second-tier World Cup and Paratriathlon events taking place in 2021.

The process has now been approved by the World Triathlon executive board and the 2021 series will include events that award points that go towards qualification rankings for the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

Cities interested in hosting a 2021 World Triathlon Series race must submit their bid to World Triathlon by June 30. Successful cities will be notified on September 1, 2020. The bid submission date for the 2021 World Cup and Paratriathlon events is also June 30.

The Paratriathlon events available for bidding for are the 2021 Paratriathlon World Championships and Paratriathlon World Series events.

World Triathlon president Marisol Casado said: “We know that the world is currently affected by the pandemic, but we also know that we will overcome this situation, and we will resume our events worldwide when it is safe and fair to do so.

“These events are the pinnacle of our sport, and bring the world’s best triathletes to a city, offering international exposure to a global audience, and a live thrilling atmosphere of elite level racing. We are eager and excited to start planning our next season.”