Comment: Rio 2016 test events may throw a spanner in the works for next year’s WTS schedule

Following this morning’s news that triathlon’s test events for the Rio 2016 Olympics will take place on 1-2 August next year, 220 columnist Tim Heming offers his thoughts…


It’s clearly not been easy to secure a date and fix the course for the necessary test event for Rio and the ITU are cutting it fine.

They have ensured it will be a strong field by making it a Level 1 Olympic qualifier, but ideally this race would have been confirmed at the end of the summer so it could take its rightful place in the World Series.