This weekend, the fastest winter triathletes will run, bike and ski toward a world title in Cogne, Italy. Elite and Under23 athletes will run 6km , ride a 12km mountain bike course and complete a 9km ski course. Junior and paratriathletes will race a shortened course.
The elite women’s race is missing last year’s gold and silver medallists from the lineup so the podium is up for grabs. Russia, however, is set to make an impact with some very deep talent after dominating at the Sigulda ETU Winter Triathlon Cup.
Russia’s Pavel Andreev is a pre-race favourite as he returns to defend his world title for the fourth consecutive time. Dmitriy Bregeda (RUS) will join his teammate as a top performer to watch this weekend. One of the younger athletes in the elite field, Bregeda has steadily improved his performances each year and is coming off of a second-place finish at the European Cup.
Racing will get underway on Saturday, February 15 with the elite men’s and women’s events. The junior athletes will set off at 9:00am local time, while the elite women will head out at 11:00am, followed by the elite men at 1:00pm. Age group, Paratriathletes and Mixed Team relays will take to the course on Sunday for a shot at their chance to become World Champions beginning at 9:00am.
Run 6 km, 3 laps
Bike 12 km, 3 laps
CC ski 9 km, 3 laps
Junior, Para (TRI-2,3,4,5,6), AG:
Run 4 km, 2 laps
Bike 8 km, 2 laps
CC ski 6 km, 2 laps
Mixed Relay (per athlete):
Run 2 km
Bike 4 km
Ski 3 km