By David Peddie on 12/12/12 at 9:24 pm
The ETU is delighted to confirm the race schedule for Junior athletes in 2013.
This remains a provisional list at this stage, but it is anticipated there will be ten ETU Junior European Cups in addition to the ETU Junior European Championships.
Some of the Junior events will be held in conjunction with an ITU European Cup Elite race; in Antalya, Istanbul, Alanya (European Championships) and Tiszaujvaros. The Tiszaujvaros event will be in a semifinal/final format as it was last year.
Amongst old favourites such as Antalya, Brno and Tabor, there are several new and exciting locations for Junior athletes.
Vierzon (FRA) and Eton Dorney (GBR), the 2012 Olympic rowing venue, will host an International race for the first time and the ETU will return to Athlone (IRL) for the first time in three years.
The first confirmed Junior Cup of 2013 will be in Antalya on the weekend of 27/28 April. The inaugural race in Vierzon is scheduled for the weekend of 11/12 May before the calendar returns to Brno for the first time since 2011 on 25th May.
A week after the European Championships in Alanya, Kupiskis in Lithuania will once again host a European Cup in the Baltics on the weekend of 22/23 June. Last year, Estonia's Kaidi Kivioja and Ivan Menshykov (UKR) were victorious on this course.
Athlone will host its first ETU Junior European Cup on 6th July, the first race here since the 2010 European Championships and it has previously hosted two Elite European Cups in 2008 and 2009.
Tabor (CZE) will host its fourth Junior European Cup in a row on 28th July. Last year, Sarah Wilm (GER) and Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR) took gold on this course - Blummenfelt on his way to becoming the No.1 European Junior ranked athlete for 2012.
In a packed August schedule, there will be further Junior European Cups in Istanbul (3/4 August), Tiszaujvaros (10/11 August) and Eton Dorney (31 August)
Eton Dorney was the 2012 Olympic rowing venue and has hosted many domestic Triathlon events in Great Britain. This will be the first time the course will have hosted an International European Cup.
The full list of ETU Junior European Cups are available on the Events page of the ETU website. For more information on each individual event, visit the event page here.
The ETU would like to stress that this remains a provisional list and further confirmation will be issued in due course.