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The presentation of the Asiago 2020 Winter Triathlon World Championships

After Cogne (2013-2014), Flassin (2007), Brusson (2002) and Asiago (2019), the Winter Triathlon World Championships return to Italy. The ITU has accepted the application of Asiago (Vi) which on 7-9 February 2020 will host the Winter Triathlon World Championship. The organization will be managed by the Triathlon 7C sport association that organized the last World Cup and the Tricolor specialties in the Altopiano di Asiago, an area that perfectly suits to Nordic skiing and that has great tourist accommodation capacity. "The Winter Triathlon World Championships return to Italy and, after the past successful editions hosted in Italy, among which we remember the two very successful recent events in Cogne, and the spectacular Asiago World Championship, the race will return again to Veneto, on the Altopiano di Asiago. Italy is preparing to host an international event again: we still have images of the World Cup in Cagliari in mind, and now, with these Winter Triathlon World Championships, we are following up on the recent World Championships. The organization has already started, in order to set up an appointment that gives prestige and represents a success for our Federation. We expect this event to meet again also the positive response of the athletes who will respond with wide participation ".

The presentation of the Asiago Winter Triathlon World Cup 2020

Asiago awarded with the 2020 Winter Triathlon World Championships ITU is pleased to announce that the 2020 Winter Triathlon World Championships will be held in the Italian town of Asiago, in the heart of the Alps The races will be contested in the Centro di Fondo Campolongo, in the Altopiano di Asiago, one of the most fascinating areas in the Venetian mountains. With an average altitude of 1500 meters, the snow arrives abundantly every Winter, and is the perfect location for competitions and training of cross-country ski, mountain bike and trail running, all around magnificent forests. "I am really glad to return to the Alps for the 2020 Winter Triathlon World Championships, and Asiago seems just like the perfect venue for this, with a mix of great facilities, lots of snow, and a convenient location which I'm sure will help to attract not only the elite Winter triathletes from all over the world, but also the upcoming stars of the sport, the para athletes and age groupers ", said ITU president and IOC member, Marisol Casado. "With the continuous support of the Italian Federation, always contributing to hosting high-quality Winter events, and the local organizing committee, I'm positive that the Winter version of our sport will continue growing, with more events coming and the number of participants constantly increasing ", she added. Winter Triathlon is one of the newest events on ITU's calendar, with elite athletes going usually for approximately 8 km run on the snow, 14 km of MTB also on the snow and 12 km of cross-country skiing. Distances for the 2019 World Championships will be announced shortly, according to local conditions and the ITU competition rules. In addition to the Elite World Championship, Asiago will welcome Under23, Junior, Paratriathlon and Age Group athletes to vie for a chance at becoming the next World Champion in their respective divisions. The trails of the Altopiano di Asiago go through a magical and suggestive scenery that also allows the visitors also discover some historical sites where these mountains witnessed the tragic events of the Great War between 1915 and 1918, and wander around a spectacular scenery that opens along a carousel of paths of more than 100 kilometers, perfect for training all legs of Winter Triathlon.