By David Peddie on 14/08/13 at 7:10 am
The European Triathlon Union is pleased to introduce to you a new ELITE RANKING system for all ITU Triathlon European Cups and ETU Triathlon European Championships.
The ETU was keen to change our system to make sure that the overall pool prize money was actually paid to the top 10 European athletes of the calendar season (1st Jan – 31st Dec). The pool prize for the new ETU Ranking List for the 2013 season is 25,000€ - (12,500 € per gender).
Previously our ETU ranking continued accumulating through the years. At the end the year, whoever was first was not necessarily the best performing athlete of that season. We will retain this old system under a new title of ETU Points List.
The new current rankings, as of 13 August 2013, can be found on the links below:
These new rankings, alongside the ETU Points List and all other International Triathlon rankings, can be found at www.triathlon.org/rankings
The ETU Executive Board wants to thank Enrique Quesada for his help with creating the ranking system.
President Renato Bertrandi said: “We are confident that this new Elite Ranking system will create more interest amongst the athletes to compete in our European Cups.
“This is part of our long term strategy to enhance our European Cups for all our stakeholders.”
The ETU would like to remind athletes that the remaining European Cups are in Penza (18th August), Karlovy Vary (25th August) and the Grand Final will be in Sevilla (20th Ocotber).
The current ETU Junior Ranking system will remain in its current form.
The top 10 athletes in the ranking are receiving overall prize money which is divided as followed:
The breakdown for the new rankings prize fund is as follows:
Total prize money: 25,000€
1st 3.125 3.125
2nd 2.500 2.500
3rd 1.875 1.875
4th 1.250 1.250
5th 1.000 1.000
6th 875 875
7th 750 750
8th 500 500
9th 375 375
10th 250 250