The Triathlon Ontario Junior Cup Series is an integral part of the Provincial Development Program. The objective of the series is to provide Junior athletes (aged 16-19) a draft legal competitive race environment within the province.
It is Triathlon Ontario’s philosophy that developing a strong provincial race series is imperative to developing a system that encourages increased participation, skill development, club growth and a higher level of investment in the sport. A series that encompasses draft legal events allows athletes to develop the experience needed to appreciate the complexities and competitive nature of this style of racing and prepare the athletes for further development in junior draft legal racing and beyond.
The Triathlon Ontario Junior Cup Series consists of a best four of five draft legal races. Athletes will receive points based on their placing in each race, with the overall series rankings determined by the athlete’s best four race results. Provincial Championships will count for more points.
The male and female athletes with the highest point total at the end of the series will be the Series Champions, will be have their names engraved on the Junior Cup trophy and receive an individual award at the season ending Award Celebration.
There are five races in the series, with athletes’ top four finishes will count for points towards the Triathlon Ontario Junior Cup Series title. Nationals will be scored via finishing positions counting against fellow Ontario Junior athletes, the remining races will be scored against the entire Junior field in each designated Junior (16-19) regardless of province, if out of province athletes compete in those races.
Athletes will be awarded points according to their finishing place at each race in the Series. Additional 1.5x points are awarded for placing at Provincial Championships.
In the event of a tie, athletes are ranked in order of their finish at Provincial Championships. If neither athlete participates in that event, the deciding race will be the first race of the season in which both athletes participated.
At each race, the male and female first, second, and third-place finishers will be awarded Triathlon Ontario Junior Cup gold, silver, or bronze medals, respectively.
The male and female Series Champions will have their names engraved on the Junior Cup Series trophy and be presented with an individual award at the year end Award Celebrations.
In order to race, all athletes must be draft legal certified prior to the event and be current members.
Draft-legal equipment rules apply. Be sure to check that your bicycle complies with the rules.
Racing out of age group is not permitted in any Cup Series race.
|Place||Provincial Championships||All Other Races|
|1st||30 points||25 points|
|2nd||25 points||20 points|
|3rd||24 points||19 points|
|4th – 15th||23 – 12 points||18 – 7 points|
|16th +||6 points||2 points|
|DNF||1 point||1 point|
|DNS||0 points||0 points|