Rules

XTERRA European Tour Rules

ELITE RULES

2022 XTERRA Europe Rules & Regulations - Elites

18 Triathlon Events in 2022:

  • Ten (10) will offer Elite prize money: Silver, Gold & Short Track races
  • Eight (8) will focus on Age Groupers with no Elite prize money
  • Fourteen (14) Full Distance Festivals offering Sprint, Kids and other activities, including four (4) Short Track
  • Four (4) Long Distance Festivals offering Sprint, Kids and Trail Run

2022 XTERRA EUROPE SCHEDULE

Date
Race
Location
Elite Purse
April 9th
XTERRA Malta (Silver AG)
Golden Bay
-
April 16th
XTERRA Greece (Silver)
Vouliagmeni
€7,500
May 21st
XTERRA Portugal (Silver)
Golega
€7,500
June 4th
XTERRA Italy - Lake Garda (Silver)
Toscolano Maderno
€7,500
June 11th
XTERRA Belgium (Silver)
Namur
€7,500
June 19th
XTERRA Prague (Silver AG)
Prague, CZE
-
June 25th
XTERRA Switzerland (Silver AG)
Vallee de Joux
-
July 2nd
XTERRA Short Track France
Xonrupt
*€5,000
July 3rd
XTERRA France (Gold)
Xonrupt
€15,000
July 17th
XTERRA Italy Scanno (Silver)
Abruzzo
€7,500
July 30th
XTERRA Super Besse (LD)
Super Besse, FRA
-
August 6th
XTERRA Nouvelle-Aquitaine (Silver)
Mouliets et Villemartin, FRA
€7,500
August 13th
XTERRA Ardennes (LD)
Lac de Gileppe, BEL
-
August 13th
XTERRA European Championship (Gold+)
Prachatice, CZE
€25,000
August 14th
XTERRA Short Track Czech Republic
Prachatice
*€5,000
August 19th
XTERRA Short Track Germany
Zittau
*€5,000
August 20th
XTERRA Germany (Gold)
Zittau
€15,000
September 3rd
XTERRA Sumava (LD)
Lipno, CZE
-
September 10th
XTERRA Netherlands (Silver AG)
Ameland Island
-
October 1st
XTERRA World Championship
Trentino, ITA
€100,000
October 2nd
XTERRA Short Track Trentino
Molveno
*€10,000
October 15th
XTERRA Sardinia (LD)
Castiadas, ITA
-

*Short Track events are reserved for invited athletes and entry is free when selected.

2022 XTERRA European Championship: It is not necessary to qualify, nor be European to race at the XTERRA European Championship on August 13th in Prachatice, Czech Republic. The top three elite men and women, regardless of nationality, will be given medals on the podium at the XTERRA European Championship awards ceremony. We will also recognize the top three Europeans in a situation where a non-European athlete earned a podium spot. The top European man/woman will be declared the XTERRA European Champion and awarded a racing jersey. If a non-European wins, he/she is honored as XTERRA European Championship race winner.

Silver Age Group (new in 2022): There are 4 Silver events named ‘Silver AG’ with no Elite prize money. Elites can still race and be ranked within the Elite category. These events, such as the Long Distance, might have a small prize purse, but this will be on a case-by-case basis and up to the organizer to decide. It is the responsibility of the Elites to contact the organisers to see what their policy is. Elites are welcome, but prize money and invitations are not mandatory.

*There is no European Elite Tour ranking and awards for 2022. XTERRA is working on a World Tour for 2023.

Invitation Rules

Level 1: Athletes ranked in the top 10 of the XTERRA World Ranking must be invited by XTERRA World Tour event organizer and have their entry comped:  https://rankings.xterraplanet.com/

Level 2
April 16–July 3rd: During the first half of the season (Greece | Portugal | Italy, Garda | Belgium | France), athletes will be invited (no entry fee) based on their World Ranking performance from their 2021 European season.

Women
Men
Sandra Mairhofer (ITA)
Arthur Serrieres (FRA)
Loanne Duvoisin (CHE)
Felix Forissier (FRA)
Solenne Billouin (FRA)
Maxim Chane (FRA)
Michelle Flipo (MEX)
Jen Emil Sloth Nielsen (DNK)
Morgane Riou (FRA)
Lucas Kocar (CZE)
Diede Diedericks (NLD)
Panagiotis Bitados (GRC)
Helena Karaskova (CZE)
Ruben Rufaza (ESP)
Marta Menditto (ITA)
Arthur Forissier (FRA)
Jindriska Zemanova (CZE)
Filippo Barazzuol (ITA)
Eleonora Peroncini (ITA)
Xavier Dafflon (CHE)

July 17–October 2: During the second half of the season (Italy, Scanno | France, Nouvelle Aquitaine | Czech, Prachatice | Germany ), the 10 Elites (M / W) who scored the most World Ranking points during the first half of the season will be invited (entry fee comped). The invite list will be sent to all concerned organizers and athletes between July 3rd at 22:00 (CEST) and July 4th at noon (CEST). Athletes will have from July 4th at noon (CEST) until July 10th at midnight (CEST) to validate their entries with organizers. After the deadline has passed, it will be left to the organizer’s discretion to accept late requests. Email dates and times can be used as proof in the instance of disagreements.

Elites must communicate with organizers a minimum of 14 days before an event if he/she cannot attend. In such cases as non-communication or last-minute withdrawals, Elites will not be eligible for the invite program during the following season.

Top 10 Women after first half of the season:

Ranking
Name
Country
Points
1
Menditto, Marta
ITA
218.96
2
Duvoisin, Loanne
SUI
218.18
3
Alizée, Paties
FRA
217.71
4
Klamer, Rachel
NLD
216.18
5
Zemanova, Jindřiška
CZE
215.29
6
Wasle, Carina
AUT
214.15
7
Billouin, Solenne
FRA
213.42
8
Bolzan, Matilde
ITA
212.19
9
Riou, Morgane
FRA
211.79
10
Léberon, Ségolène
FRA
211.57
Top 10 Men after first half of the season:
Ranking
Name
Country
Points
1
Forissier, Félix
FRA
220.33
2
Forissier, Arthur
FRA
219.79
3
Serrieres, Arthur
FRA
219.58
4
Carabin, Sébastien
BEL
219.36
5
Ruzafa Cueto, Ruben
ESP
218.49
6
Sloth Nielsen, Jens Emil
DEN
217.49
7
Chane, Maxim
FRA
217.12
8
Bitados, Panagiotis
GR
216.94
9
Dafflon, Xavier
SUI
215.98
10
Visti Graae, Kristoffer
DEN
215.12

Short Track Selection:

When a Short Track event takes place on the day following the Full Distance event, athletes will be selected from the results of the Full Distance and U23s from the results of the Sprint Distance:

  • Top twenty (20) overall per gender group from the Full Distance
  • Top three (3) U23s from the Sprint Distance (inside 12% of winning time)
  • Two (2) Wild Cards will be awarded based on the Full or Sprint Distance results and will be decided upon by XTERRA and the Organizer
  • Athletes must finish their race to be awarded a Wild Card (i.e., a bad mechanical ¾ through the bike drops them 20min)

Short Track Tour:

  • Willing to get our best Elites during our 4 major events with Short Track we will add a €20,000 Bonus at the end of the Short Track Tour 2022.
  • We will count your best 3 Short Track results and you must race the Final in Molveno, ITA.
  • Top 25 athletes will get points (see tables above).
  • Short Track France in Xonrupt, Czech in Prachatice and Germany in Zittau will have €5,000 prize money.
  • The finale in Molveno will have €10,000 prize money, check details above.
  • Leaderboard will be visible here: https://rankings.xterraplanet.com

Prize Purse

*All prize money will be awarded in Euros (€).

Silver Elite - €7,500
Place
Purse
1st
€1,200
2nd
€900
3rd
€700
4th
€550
5th
€400
Gold - €15,000
Place
Purse
1st
€2,300
2nd
€1,700
3rd
€1,200
4th
€800
5th
€650
6th
€450
7th
€400
EU Champs - €25,000
Place
Purse
1st
€3,000
2nd
€2,300
3rd
€1,700
4th
€1,400
5th
€1,100
6th
€900
7th
€750
8th
€600
9th
€450
10th
€300
Short Track - €5,000
Place
Purse
1st
€900
2nd
€700
3rd
€500
4th
€250
5th
€150
Finale Molveno - €10,000
Place
Purse
1st
€1,200
2nd
€900
3rd
€700
4th
€550
5th
€400
6th
€350
7th
€300
8th
€250
9th
€200
10th
€150
Short Track Tour - €20,000
Place
Purse
1st
€2,400
2nd
€1,800
3rd
€1,400
4th
€1,100
5th
€800
6th
€700
7th
€600
8th
€500
9th
€400
10th
€300
Short Track Tour Points
Position
Points
Position
Points
1
100
14
31
2
90
15
28
3
82
16
25
4
75
17
23
5
69
18
21
6
63
19
19
7
58
20
17
8
53
21
15
9
49
22
13
10
45
23
12
11
41
24
11
12
37
25
10
13
34

Elite Eligibility

The introduction of new rules based on the XTERRA World Ranking are now available at xterraplanet.com

For any question contact: nico.lebrun@xterraplanet.com

AG RULES

2022 XTERRA European Tour Rules & Regulations – Age Group

18 Triathlon qualifier events for 2022 XTERRA World Championship

  • 4 Long Distance Festivals (Sprint + Kids + Trail Run)
  • 14 Full Distance Festivals (Sprint + Kids + other activities)

2022 XTERRA EUROPE SCHEDULE

Date
Race
Location
WC Slots 2022
April 9th
XTERRA Malta (Silver AG)
Golden Bay
26
April 16th
XTERRA Greece (Silver)
Vouliagmeni
26
May 21st
XTERRA Portugal (Silver)
Golega
26
June 4th
XTERRA Italy - Lake Garda (Silver)
Toscolano Maderno
51*
June 11th
XTERRA Belgium (Silver)
Namur
26
June 19th
XTERRA Prague (Silver AG)
Prague, CZE
26
June 25th
XTERRA Switzerland (Silver AG)
Vallee de Joux
26
July 3rd
XTERRA France (Gold)
Xonrupt
51
July 17th
XTERRA Italy Scanno (Silver)
Abruzzo
51*
July 30th
XTERRA Super Besse (LD)
Super Besse, FRA
26
August 6th
XTERRA Nouvelle-Aquitaine (Silver)
Mouliets et Villemartin, FRA
26
August 13th
XTERRA Ardennes (LD)
Lac de Gileppe, BEL
26
August 13th
XTERRA European Championship (Gold+)
Prachatice, CZE
51
August 20th
XTERRA Germany (Gold)
Zittau
51**
September 3rd
XTERRA Sumava (LD)
Lipno, CZE
26**
September 10th
XTERRA Netherlands (Silver AG)
Ameland Island
26**
October 1st
XTERRA World Championship
Trentino, ITA
78***
October 15th
XTERRA Sardinia (LD)
Castiadas, ITA
26***
* Double slots for World Championship host country.
** Slots for XTERRA World Championship 2022 or 2023
*** Slots for XTERRA World Championship 2022

2022 XTERRA European Championship: It is not necessary to qualify, nor be European to race at the XTERRA European Championship on August 13th in Prachatice, Czech Republic. The top three finishers in each age group, regardless of nationality, will be given medals on the podium at the XTERRA European Championship awards ceremony.  We will also recognize the top three Europeans in each division even in a situation where a non-European athlete earned a podium spot. Division winners will be awarded an exclusive XTERRA European Championship racing jersey.

Silver Age Group (new in 2022): There are 4 Silver events named ‘Silver AG’ with no Elite prize money. Elites can still race and be ranked within the Elite category.

Return of the European Tour

Step 1: Identify Your Age Group – Your age on the 31st of December 2022 will determine your age group.

Divisions for men and women: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 (m), 80+ (m), and Physically Challenged.  


Step 2: Race & Score – You may enter as many races as you wish and score points by finishing in the top 15 of your age group. There are four 100-point scale brackets for “Gold” races, and 75-point scale brackets for “Silver” races. The season runs from April through October.

Gold: France, Xonrupt | Czech Republic, Prachatice | Germany, Zittau
Silver: Malta | Greece | Portugal | Lake Garda, Italy | Belgium, Namur | Prague, Czech Rep. | Switzerland | Super Besse LD, France | Ardennes LD, France | Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France | Sumava LD, Czech Rep. | Netherlands | Sardegna LD, Italy

Position
Points (Gold)
Points (Silver)
1
100
75
2
90
67
3
82
61
4
75
56
5
69
51
6
63
47
7
58
43
8
53
39
9
49
36
10
45
33
11
41
30
12
37
27
13
34
25
14
31
23
15
28
21

Step 3: Must Race Two – You must score and have completed at least two (2) XTERRA events during the season to be named the XTERRA European Tour Champion. There is no limit to how many races you can participate in.

Step 4:  Every Race Counts – The athlete with the most points at the end of the season - by gender and age group - earns the title of XTERRA European Tour Champion and has a qualifying slot for the 2023 XTERRA World Championship.

Step 5: Tie-Breaker – If there is a points tie, the tiebreaker will be the athlete with the highest points within the official XTERRA World Ranking.

Step 6: Qualifying for the XTERRA World Championship - XTERRA World Championship slots will be awarded at every Gold and Silver event during the awards ceremony. Check the table at the top of this document to see the year every slot is valid for. For example: XTERRA Malta - 2022; XTERRA Netherlands 2022/2023; XTERRA Sardegna - 2023.  European Tour winners will receive their World Championship slot for 2023 at XTERRA Sardegna.

XTERRA World Championship Age Group Slots (WC AG Slots)

Men - Minimum Slots
Division
Slots (Gold Events)
Slots (Silver Events)
15 - 19
1
1
20 - 24
2
1
25 - 29
2
1
30 - 34
3
1
35 - 39
3
1
40 - 44
3
1
45 - 49
3
1
50 - 54
3
1
55 - 59
2
1
60 - 64
2
1
65 - 69
2
1
70 - 74
1
1
75 - 79
1
1
80+
1
1
Women - Minimum Slots
Division
Slots (Gold Events)
Slots (Silver Events)
15 - 19
1
1
20 - 24
2
1
25 - 29
2
1
30 - 34
2
1
35 - 39
2
1
40 - 44
2
1
45 - 49
2
1
50 - 54
2
1
55 - 59
2
1
60 - 64
2
1
65 - 69
2
1
70+
1
1

Slot roll down:

  • WC AG slots awarded at a Gold event are subject to roll down up to the 5th place finisher.
  • WC AG slots awarded at a Silver event are subject to roll down up to the 3rd place finisher.

Additional WC AG Slots:

  • Additional WC AG slots will be added proportionately to the number of participants per Age Group in every race.
  • 1 slot will be added per every 10 athletes in each age group.
  • The final amount of additional slots will be confirmed on race day.
  • Additional WC AG slots are NOT subject to roll down.

Physically Challenged (PC) Athletes

  • Physically Challenged athletes may choose to compete in the XTERRA Physically Challenged male/female division or in the XTERRA age group divisions. PC athletes must choose whether to race in the PC or age group division at their first race of the season and remain in that category for the remainder of the year.
  • There are no PC age group divisions (15-19, 20-24, etc.…) or disability categories (PT1, PT2, etc.…)
  • All PC athletes who race at least once will earn a World Championship slot.
  • The male and female PC athletes with the most points at the end of the season earn the title of XTERRA European Tour Champion. PC Athletes must race at least two events to become the European Tour Champion.

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