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2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team (Edmonton- Canada)


Triathlon Australia Statement 18th March 2020: 

Australian age group athletes are aware we are in an unprecedented times with the current world situation (Covid-19) and updates and changes are happening rapidly. Triathlon Australia are diligently working to stay across all updates. Triathlon Australia will provide direct updates via email to individual athletes who have applied for the 2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team post the application deadline of 5pm AEDST on Monday the 6th of April 2020. Athletes will be sent official event updates from the local organising committee by Alexandra Fehon - National Australian Age Group Team Manager.

* Please ensure the email address you have used to apply for the 2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team is current and working.

As of the 18th of March the 2020 International Triathlon Union Age Group Triathlon World Championships will be proceeding as planned from the 20th to the 23rd of August 2020 in Edmonton, Canada. Please note changes are happening rapidly to events and this status may change at a later date. Triathlon Australia will provide updates via email to individual athletes who have applied for the 2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team (post the application deadline of 5pm AEDST on Monday the 6th of April 2020). Please check the official 2020 ITU Age Group Triathlon World Championships website for further event updates.

2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team Application Deadline is 5pm AEDST on Monday the 6th of April 2020. 
If you do not apply for the team in the distance you would like to be selected for by this deadline you will not have the opportunity to be selected to the 2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team.

2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team Announcement: Triathlon Australia may delay the announcement of the 2020 Australian Age Group Sprint Distance and Standard Distance Triathlon Team. Australian athletes who have applied online for the team by 5pm AEDST on Monday the 6th of April 2020 will be communicated directly with through direct email if the 2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team announcement may be delayed.

Team Selection Events: Triathlon Australia Statement 16th March 2020 -  Cancellation of 2020 Australian Age Group 

We understand a number of athletes who were competing at the following 2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team selection races will be impacted in relation to potential selection points for the 2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team:

1. Sprint Distance Triathlon St Kilda, Victoria on the 28th March 2020 (currently entries have been paused, registered participants will be contacted by O2 Events directly by COB on Wednesday the 19th of March 2020)
2. Australian Age Group Sprint Distance National Championships - Gold Coast 5th April 2020 (postponed, the Event Crew will be in contact directly with registered participants for this event)

Please do not panic, we are aware athletes have been impacted during this challenging time. Athletes who have been impacted by these race cancellations/ postponements can still be selected to the 2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon team through discretionary selection. Discretionary selection is outlined in the relevant 2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team Selection Policies.

Athletes must apply online through the TA website by 5pm AEDST on Monday the 6th of April. If you choose to apply for discretionary selection in addition to your online team application you must email alexandra.fehon@triathlon.org.au outlining that you were going to race at either the last sprint and or standard distance triathlon selection race and any further race results which could support your 2020 team application.

Please note that as of the 16th of March 2020 Triathlon Australia has not received more than 20 team applications in either the sprint or standard distance teams (per gender and per age group). Triathlon Australia can select 20 athletes per age and per gender across both the 2020 ITU Age Group Sprint Distance World Championships (draft legal) and the 2020 ITU Age Group Standard Distance Triathlon World Championships. Applications will close as noted at 5pm AEDST on Monday the 6th of April 2020.

Edmonton Organising Committee Statement 12th March 2020 - 2020 ITU Age Group Triathlon World Championships Still Going Ahead

World Triathlon Series (WTS) Edmonton and International Triathlon Union (ITU) are monitoring the global COVID19 pandemic very closely as the situation changes on a daily basis. 

 We continue to work closely with local and regional stakeholders - including the City of Edmonton and Alberta Health Services - to monitor the situation in Edmonton, in Alberta and in Canada. At the moment, with the event five months away, we are still moving forward with planning and executing the 2020 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Edmonton, scheduled to be held August 17-23, 2020. 
 
Our communication with these stakeholders will continue and we will provide timely updates when we have new information. For all of us, the health and safety of all athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, staff and spectators is the first priority.
 
Our hearts go out to all those affected and we’d like to express our gratitude for all those working to keep us safe, both here and across the globe.

To keep up to date with Edmonton event updates, changes etc please keep an eye on the official 2020 ITU Age Group World Championships Edmonton, Canada website.

2020 INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON UNION AGE GROUP WORLD TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS

Venue: Edmonton, Canada

Date: 20th August to the 23rd of August 2020

2020 International Triathlon Union Age Group Triathlon World Championships 
Events: 
Sprint Distance Triathlon (Draft Legal) - (750m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run)
Standard Distance Triathlon - (1.5km swim, 40km cycle, 10km run)

Official Event Website: 2020 ITU Age Group World Triathlon Championships Edmonton, Canada

Triathlon Australia Official Team Travel Packages
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Suitable for both athletes & spectators alike, Nirvana (Triathlon Australia Australian Age Group Team Official Travel Partner) are providing comprehensive stress-free travel and accommodation packages to enhance your event experience in Canada. 2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team Travel Packages

Athletes must be 16 years old as of the 31st of December 2020 to compete in the sprint distance triathlon (DRAFT LEGAL) age group world championships.

Athletes must be 18 years old as of the 31st of December 2020 to compete in the standard distance triathlon age group world championships.

2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team Selection Policies:

The 2020 Australian Age Group Sprint Distance Triathlon Team (Draft Legal) Selection Policy

Please do not print the 2020 Australian Age Group Sprint Distance Triathlon Team (Draft Legal) Selection Policy as this policy is subject to change throughout the 2019/2020 selection period. Changes will be noted at the bottom of page 9 of the selection policy. Selection policy updated 5th August 2019.

Please be aware that if you are selected to compete on the Australian age group team in the 2020 ITU Age Group Sprint Distance Triathlon (DRAFT LEGAL) you will need to meet specific ITU Bike Equipment Rules. Please read the ITU Competition rules page 32 to view the equipment rules.

2020 Australian Age Group Standard Distance Triathlon (NON DRAFTING) Team Selection Policy

Please do not print the 2020 Australian Age Group Standard Distance Triathlon Team Selection Policy as this policy is subject to change throughout the 2019/2020 selection period. Changes will be noted at the bottom of page 9 of the selection policy.

2020 Australian Age Group Selection Appeal Process:

The 2020 Australian Age Group Team Selection Appeal Process

2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team Individual Selection Events

Please read the selection policies carefully as the selection polices outline how you may be selected for the 2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team. To locate the individual 2020 Australian age group triathlon team selection races please click here.

2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team Application (Expression of Interest for Team Selection):

Athletes are allowed to race in both the sprint distance triathlon (draft legal) and standard distance triathlon events in Edmonton. Please note if you would like to have the opportunity to be selected in both events you must complete two separate 2020 Australian age group triathlon team applications. One application for the sprint distance triathlon team and one application for standard distance triathlon team.

2020 Australian Age Group Sprint Distance Triathlon (Draft Legal) Australian Team Application

2020 Australian Age Group Standard Distance Triathlon Australian Team Application

# 2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team Applications (Sprint Distance Triathlon - Draft Legal and Standard Distance Triathlon) CLOSE promptly at 5pm AEST on Monday the 6th of April 2020. Please note NO late applications will be accepted under any circumstances.

Athletes will pay a $75.00 application fee when notifying Triathlon Australia of their Expression of Interest for selection online. If an athlete is not selected onto the team $55.00 of their application fee will be refunded. If an athlete is selected onto the team and the athlete declines the position on the 2020 team no part of the application fee will be refunded. If an athlete is selected onto the team and they accept their position on the team the $75.00 application fee will be deducted from the athletes overall 2020 athlete contribution.

Athletes can apply for the 2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team at any time from the 26th of June 2019 until 5pm AEST Monday the 6th of April 2020. All Triathlon Australia members will be awarded age group world championships selection points at nominated 2019/2020 selection races. Athletes who are interested in the 2020 Australian age group triathlon team do not need to apply for the team before there first selection race but can apply at any point during the noted selection period up until the close of applications.

2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team Selection Important Facts

1. For selection points in an event to accumulate towards selection an athlete must hold a current relevant Triathlon Australia Membership as of midnight on the Thursday preceding the date of the relevant event.

2. Athletes striving for 2020 Australian age group team selection must not be the holder of a Triathlon Australia Professional License during the financial year in which the selection events conducted. Athletes must race in your designated age group category on race day at the nominated selection events. Athletes will not be awarded selection points when they race a nominated selection race in the OPEN category.

3. To be selected for the 2020 Australian age group team you must be an Australian citizen. Triathlon Australia will be verifying athletes citizenship 16 weeks before the 2020 ITU World Championship events. Triathlon Australia will not select permanent residents to the 2020 Australian age group team.

4. 2020 ITU Race Competition Rules stipulate that Triathlon Australia may nominate a maximum of 20 males and 20 females in each age group category of the 2020 International Triathlon Union Triathlon World Championships.

5. Athletes must notify Triathlon Australia of their Expression of Interest for selection by applying on-line on the Triathlon Australia website, www.triathlon.org.au. For the avoidance of doubt, this includes: Australian athletes residing overseas who wish to be considered for selection, Athletes who wish to be considered for discretionary selection and Athletes who have gained automatic selection. No late applications will be accepted for the 2020 Australian age group triathlon team under any circumstances. 

6. The 2020 Australian age group multisport and triathlon teams are self funded. Athletes once selected to the 2020 Australian age group team will be asked to confirm their position on the team by completing payment of an athlete contribution. This contribution is made up of the event entry fee, international travel insurance, team management fee and services. Athletes will be asked to purchase 2020 Australian age group team uniform. Travel and accommodation costs are to be met by each individual athlete. 

7. The International Triathlon Union age group eligibility criteria for racing at the 2020 International Triathlon Union Age Group World Championships is determined based on an athlete’s age on the 31st of December 2020.  This is important to remember as Australian athletes will compete in selection events under the Australian Competition Rules. Athletes will race selection races as your age at the 31st of December 2019. Results from each nominated selection event will be converted to age as at 31 December 2020 and selection points allocated in priority order per the official race finishing time. Athletes will not necessarily be awarded the same selection points as your race day finish in the selection event. Athletes selection points may differ than the race day finish due to athletes moving age group categories to meet the ITU age group eligibility.

8. Triathlon Australia urges athletes interested in being selected to the 2020 Australian age group multisport or triathlon teams to read the relevant 2020 Australian Age Group Team Selection Policy carefully. The relevant selection policy outlines everything you need to know in regards to selection.

What are the financial costs involved when competing on the 2020 Australian Age group Triathlon Team:

Once an athlete is selected to compete on the 2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team (Edmonton) the costs involved include:

1. Athletes will pay a $75.00 application fee when notifying Triathlon Australia of their Expression of Interest for selection online. If an athlete is not selected onto the team $55.00 of their application fee will be refunded. If an athlete is selected onto the team and the athlete declines the position on the 2020 team no part of the application fee will be refunded. If an athlete is selected onto the team and they accept their position on the team the $75.00 application fee will be deducted from the athletes overall 2020 athlete contribution.

2. Athletes once selected to the 2020 Australian age group triathlon team will be asked to confirm their team selection by completing payment of an athlete contribution. The athlete contribution includes the event entry fee (this fee is paid directly to the local event organisers in Edmonton), team manager, team bike mechanic, team doctor, Australian team function, international travel insurance which will cover athletes for training and racing overseas, GST and Active network processing fee. The athlete contribution ranges from $600 to $1000 depending on the event entry fee set by each local organising committee (Edmonton). Athletes are given approximately 8 weeks to complete this payment to secure their 2020 Australian age group triathlon team selection.

3. Athletes will need to purchase an Australian age group triathlon team official race uniform. The race uniform is approximately $160 to $200. Triathlon Australia does provide a large number of optional uniform items which athletes may purchase from the official uniform shop once selected to the team.

4. Individual flights and accommodation to Edmonton, Canada. Triathlon Australia does work with a preferred travel supplier which athletes may use. Triathlon Australia nominates a Australian team age group hotel. The Triathlon Australia age group team support staff are based in this hotel throughout the event week. The Australian age group team function is normally held at this hotel during the competition week. Once we have confirmed our travel and accommodation packages we will place this information onto this webpage. Once selected athletes will be sent all relevant information regarding the travel packages.

5. Selected athletes must also have a current 2020/2021 Triathlon Australia Membership.


6. Athletes who compete in more than one event for example sprint distance triathlon and standard distance triathlon will only pay one TA athlete contribution. Athletes will pay the TA athlete contribution and then the event entry for the sprint distance triathlon and then the entry fee for the standard distance triathlon event entry fee.

Important Information 2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team Selection Points:

1. For selection points in an event to accumulate towards selection an athlete must hold a current relevant Triathlon Australia Membership as of midnight on the Thursday preceding the date of the relevant event. 

2. Athletes striving for 2020 Australian age group team selection must not be the holder of a Triathlon Australia Professional License during the financial year in which the selection events conducted. Athletes must race in your designated age group category on race day at the nominated selection events. Athletes will not be awarded selection points when they race a nominated selection race in the OPEN/ ELITE category.

2. The International Triathlon Union age group eligibility criteria for racing at the 2020 International Triathlon Union Age Group World Championships is determined based on an athlete’s age on the 31st of December 2020.  This is important to remember as Australian athletes will compete in selection events under the Australian Competition Rules. Athletes will race selection races as your age at the 31st of December 2019. Results from each nominated selection event will be converted to age as at 31 December 2020 and selection points allocated in priority order per the official race finishing time. Athletes will not necessarily be awarded the same selection points as your race day finish in the selection event. Athletes selection points may differ than the race day finish due to athletes moving age group categories to meet the ITU age group eligibility.

4. Athletes may be noted as NON Members in the selection point documents however they may actually be current TA Members. Please note if your name is spelt slightly incorrectly in your race entry or you have used a nickname which does not match your current TA membership in your race entry you will not be awarded selection points. For example if your TA membership is in Thomas Bloggs and then your race entry is completed as Tom Bloggs you will not be awarded selection points as we can not match your membership to your race entry. If you have any queries about selection points or possible corrections please contact Alexandra Fehon on email alexandra.fehon@triathlon.org.au

2020 Selection Points Table - Age Group Sprint Distance Triathlon and Age Group Standard Distance Triathlon

In 2019 TA trialled a new system of not publishing every individual athletes selection points for the Australian age group team multisport events.

Due to the smaller number of athletes who would like to gain selection for the 2020 Australian age group triathlon team (sprint and standard distance triathlon) we will continue with this system.

By publishing each individuals selection points this does not provide a realistic picture for an athlete seeking selection for the 2020 Australian triathlon team (sprint distance and standard distance triathlon). We have found TA members not applying for the team as they thought they did not have a chance to be selected due to the overall selection points table. An individual athlete may be sitting in 40th position on the selection points table, however in reality 30 athletes in front of this athlete do not want to be selected for the 2020 Australian triathlon team.

If we note applications for a particular age group reach 15 applications (TA are able to select 20 athletes per gender, per age group and per event) we will publish individual selection points for this particular age group.

2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team Announcement:

The preliminary Australian Age Group Triathlon Team including any reserves will be announced and posted on the Triathlon Australia website by 5pm AEST on Tuesday the 28th April 2020. Triathlon Australia will individually email all Triathlon Australia members who have applied for the 2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team at this time to outline the selections.

The final team including any reserves will be announced and posted on the TA website by 5pm AEST Monday the 11th of May 2020. Triathlon Australia will individually email all Triathlon Australia members who have applied for the 2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team at this time to outline the selections.

IMPORTANT NOTE 2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team Announcement:  
Australian age group athletes are all aware we are in an unprecedented times with the current world situation (Covid-19) and updates and changes are happening rapidly. Triathlon Australia may delay the announcement of the 2020 Australian Age Group Sprint Distance and Standard Distance Triathlon Team. Australian athletes who have applied online for the team by 5pm AEDST on Monday the 6th of April 2020 will be communicated directly with through direct email if the 2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team announcement may be delayed.

Official Australian Age Group Team Travel Partner - Nirvana

Our Official Age-Group Team Travel Partner, Nirvana, can assist your journey to both the ITU Edmonton World Triathlon Grand Final and the ITU Almere Multi-Sport World Championships in 2020.

Suitable for both athletes & spectators alike, Nirvana are providing comprehensive stress-free travel and accommodation packages to enhance your event experience in Canada and Holland.

Nirvana’s services will include the following elements;
- Flight booking service
- Destination airport meet and greet
- Airport transfers from your destination airport to your accommodation and return
- Official Triathlon Australia age-group team accommodation – fully inspected and carefully selected for the requirements of the team
- Bike storage or bike permitted in bedroom
- Breakfast (including early breakfast on race day morning)
- Direct access to the experienced Nirvana event crew
- Bike mechanical and sports therapy services
- Race entry cancellation insurance
- Add-on excursions and tours

To stay up-to-date and register your travel interest for either event, please click the relevant link(s) below and select the “notify me” button;

2020 Australian Age Group Triathlon Team Nirvana Official Travel Packages

Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact the Nirvana customer support team via email - contactus@nirvanaeurope.com

Bike Hire in Edmonton by TriBike Transport

TriBike Transport will not be shipping bikes from Australia to the Edmonton event this year, however they will be running a bike hire service for this age group world championships.

Athletes will be able to pick up pre-booked hire bikes from TriBike Transport on Thursday the 20th of August and Friday the 21st of August 2020 at the race venue in Edmonton.

Athletes will be able to hire a bike which is a Cervelo R3 or similar. All bikes will be carbon fibre with shimano ultegra components. Athletes will need to provide pedals, helmets and shoes. TriBike Transport mechanics will be able to assist you with set up of your pre-booked bike including placing your personal pedals onto the bike.

If you are interested in this service please contact TriBike TransportPlease note all prices are in USD. This service will be popular so if you think this is for you, please contact TriBike Transport earlier rather than later.