ITU announces 2015 WTS schedule
Gwen Joregenen and Javier Gomez get to keep their 2014 ITU World Series Titles through September of 2015 when they will have to defend them at the Grand Final in Chicago. Before that, the just released 2015 ITU World Triathlon Series calendar will touch down in at least nine cities across five continents, and includes a variety of new and familiar sites where athletes will compete for points.
“We have an incredibly exciting season lined up for 2015,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “As we continue to evolve the sport of triathlon, the Series will be showcased in more countries than ever before and in regions of the world that are not regularly exposed to triathlon.”
2015 ITU World Triathlon Series Cities
28-29 March – Auckland, New Zealand
11-12 April – Gold Coast, Australia
25-26 April – Cape Town, South Africa
16-17 May – Yokohama, Japan
Dates TBC – London, Great Britain
18-19 July – Hamburg, Germany
22-23 August – Stockholm, Sweden
5-6 September – Edmonton, Canada
15-20 September – Chicago, USA
A possible tenth city could also be added to the calendar later in the year.
Auckland returns as a longtime event organizer of the Series, while the Gold Coast will appear for the first time since the Series’ inception in 2009.
After debuting on the calendar this year, Cape Town is slated to return for its sophomore appearance on the Series. Seasoned stops on the tour, Yokohama, London, Hamburg and Stockholm, will again offer top-notch racing.
After serving as this year’s Grand Final host, Edmonton will serves as the penultimate stop on the Series schedule before Chicago closes out the year on September 15-20.
The final World Triathlon Series ranking score will continue to be obtained by adding the points gained in the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final plus the five best scores in the ITU World Triathlon Series events.