The World Triathlon Series Montreal organizers have “decided to move the event from June to 13-15 August, 2021, in order to give a bit more time to ease the travel restrictions worldwide,” according to a release sent out today.
That means that rather than serving as a tune-up race for the Olympics, the Montreal race will now be part of a Canadian back-to-back swing of events. The Montreal event will take place a week before the World Triathlon Championships Finals in Edmonton.
The Montreal race will also feature the debut of a new event in the World Championship Triathlon Series – the Eliminator format. The race will feature a qualifying race with a repechage event for those who don’t earn an automatic qualifying slot, then a final the following day.
Since the new date is close to the Tokyo 2021 Paralympics, the World Triathlon Para Series event will not happen this year.
Today’s press release also offered up some news around the 2021 World Triathlon Powerman Long Distance Duathlon Championships Zofingen, which has been postponed from May to Sept. 19, 2021. This is ” due to the ongoing travel restrictions and the current COVID situation in Switzerland, that has quarantines in place for many countries.”
This means the Zofingen event will take place after the 2021 World Triathlon Multisport Championships Almere-Amsterdam.