Bermuda back on WTCS calendar for 2022

Flora Duffy on her way to the win at the inaugural WTS Bermuda event in 2018. Photo: World Triathlon

Well we know where Flora Duffy is likely to be on the weekend of Nov. 5 and 6! World Triathlon has announced that Duffy’s home country of Bermuda will once again have an event on the World Triathlon Championship Series this year.

The country hosted World Triathlon Series events in 2018 and 2019 and was supposed to host the 2021 World Triathlon Sprint and Relay Championships, but that event had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to data released by World Triathlon today, the 2018 and 2019 events “generated overall economic impacts of $4.4 million and $4.7 million respectively for the Bermuda economy, along with double those amounts in projected future tourism.” There was also the benefit of “local participation in children’s and national triathlons.”

“We are delighted to return to Bermuda in 2022, and I am sure that the races will be even more special than the ones we have held there before, with the current – and Bermuda’s first ever – Olympic Champion, Flora Duffy, having the opportunity of racing at home, cheered on by all the Bermudian people who have always been so connected and supportive of triathlon,” said Marisol Casado, World Triathlon President and IOC member. “To host a race of this level again on the island shows the dedication and commitment of the National Federation, the local government, the organisers and all the sponsors with growing the sport of triathlon, and I am sure that all the triathletes will love being back in Bermuda next Autumn.”

World Triathlon also announced another addition to the World Cup calendar – the World Triathlon Cup Vina del Mar will take place in Chile on Nov. 12 to 13. The race will “serve as a test event for the 2023 PanAmerican Games in Chile.