Canada will become the first country to host two back-to-back WTS events in the same year. The ITU announced this morning that their 2017 WTS circuit is confirmed and new next year is a stop in Montreal after this year’s world cup race was a success.
“Montreal proved to be an impressive host of the World Cup this year, with an incredible turnout for a new race that met all of our standards for a world class event,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “I’m pleased to welcome Montreal to the WTS, which completes our calendar for the coming season.”
The world’s fastest triathletes will head to Montreal for the weekend of August 5-6th next year as the seventh of nine stops on the circuit. WTS Edmonton will take place the weekend prior, on July 28-30th.
Rotterdam, which this year organized the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships, will also debut on the WTS in 2017. It will welcome thousands of age group athletes, along with junior, U23, paratriathlon & elite athletes to vie for world championship titles at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final.
2017 ITU World Triathlon Series calendar:
• Abu Dhabi, UAE – March 3-4
• Gold Coast, Australia – April 8-9
• Yokohama, Japan – May 13-14
• Leeds, England – June 10-11
• Hamburg, Germany – July 15-16
• Edmonton, Canada – July 28-30
• Montreal, Canada – August 5-6
• Stockholm, Sweden – August 26-27
• Rotterdam, Netherlands – September 14-17
Abu Dhabi, Gold Coast, Hamburg and Edmonton will be contested over a sprint distance course, while the remaining WTS races will be standard distance.