With many regions in Europe enjoying abundant snowfalls, the season of Winter Triathlon kicks off this year in Asiago for the World Triathlon Asiago Winter Cup, due to take place in the beautiful Italian ski resort on February 17-19.
The previous edition of the World Triathlon Winter Cup was held last year in Harbin (China), where participants from all over the world enjoyed magnificent and cold conditions, with the air temperature on 16C below zero.
For the kick-off of the 2021 season, Asiago is now ready to host this event after hosting successfully two consecutive winter Triathlon World Championships in 2019 and 2020. This year, for the World Cup, elite races will be held on Friday, February 19th, with a winter cross duathlon event planned for Saturday and the Italian National championships planned for Sunday.
All the races will be contested in the Centro di Fondo Campolongo, in Altopiano di Asiago, one of the most fascinating areas in the Venetian mountains. With an average altitude of 1500 metres, the snow arrives abundantly every winter, and is the perfect location for competitions and training of cross-country ski, mountain bike and trail running, all around magnificent forests.
The event will take place following all the COVID guidelines and following all the restrictions and recommendations implemented by World Triathlon and the local authorities, to guarantee the safety of all participants.
For those not familiar yet with Winter Triathlon, is one of the latest additions to the triathlon portfolio of events, with athletes competing over a 4km run in the snow, to be followed by a 12km bike ride also over the snow and finishing with 10km of cross-country skiing. You can watch all of the action on the home of multisports, TriathlonLIVE.tv
Winter triathletes will have the chance to vie for the world titles this year in Andorra. The small Pyrenees country will host the World Triathlon Winter Championships in Sant Julia de Loira (Andorra) on March 19-21.