2014 Xterra Euro Tour adds majors
New stops in Portugal, Ireland and Denmark
The Xterra European Tour will feature up to 13 majors next year, including new stops in Portugal, Ireland and Denmark, with the chance for two more races in Sweden and Norway.
The races in Sweden and Norway are yet to be finalised, but the rest of the tour schedule is now set, according to the organisers, who expect there to be a major Xterra event every weekend in Europe throughout the 2014 summer months.
The full schedule is:
25 May: Xterra Spain (Cieza)
1 June: Xterra Portugal (Golega)
21 June: Xterra Greece (Lake Plastira)
28 June: Xterra Switzerland (Vallee de Joux)
6 July: Xterra France (Gerardmer)
13 July: Xterra Sweden (tentative)
20 July: Xterra Ireland (Killaloe)
26 July: Xterra Italy (Abruzzo)
3 August: Xterra Norway (tentative)
9 August: Xterra Czech (Prachatice)
16 August: Xterra Germany (Zittau)
24 August: Xterra England (Cranleigh)
31 August: Xterra Denmark (location to be confirmed)
26 October: Xterra Worlds (Maui)
Xterra England confirmed last week that there will be a €15k prize purse for next year's event, making it one of the richest triathlons in the UK - more details here.
In related news, the first Xterra Asia-Pacific Championship opened for entries last week - more here.