The local organizer committee of the World Triathlon Series Montreal, along with Triathlon Canada, 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. Organisers of the 2021 World Triathlon Long Distance Championships in Zofingen have also announced that the event, planned for May, will be moved to 19 September.
Right after the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer, the best triathletes of the world will travel to Canada for back to back Series racing. The week prior to the World Triathlon Championships Finals in Edmonton, best triathletes of the world will gather in Montreal for an event that will make its debut in the Series: the Eliminator format, with qualifiers, repechage and final. Unfortunately, and since the new dates are close to the Tokyo 2021 Paralympic Games, Montreal will not host a World Triathlon Para Series this year, as previously planned.
The organisers of the 2021 World Triathlon Powerman Long Distance Duathlon Championships Zofingen have requested to postpone the event from May to 19 September, 2021, due to the ongoing travel restrictions and the current COVID situation in Switzerland, that has quarantines in place for many countries. The request, approved by the World Triathlon Executive Board, has the full support from Swiss Triathlon and from the International Powerman Association.
The Duathlon Long Distance World Championships will then follow the 2021 World Triathlon Multisport Championships Almere-Amsterdam.
All Age Group events are maintained but moved to this new date.
The following changes apply:
WTCS – individual and mixed relay
The elite event is maintained but moved to August 14-15, 2021
PATCO – American Cup
The race is maintained but moved to August 15, 2021.
A final decision will be made by Triathlon Canada over the next few months.
Qualifications for the 2022 World Championships
We retain the qualifying spots for the Age Group World Championships to be held in Montreal, CAN, (sprint), Abu Dhabi, UAE, (super-sprint) and Townsville, AUS, (duathlon) in 2022.
The event originally scheduled for June 23 and 24, 2021 is cancelled. The new date was impossible to maintain, since most of the athletes will be attending the Tokyo Paralympic Games at that time. We wish them the best of luck.