The Ontario Elite/U23 Cup Series is an integral part of the Provincial Development Program. The objective of the series is to provide elite and U23 athletes (aged 20 and older) 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 competitive draft legal racing.
The series consists of the best two finishes of three races. Athletes will receive points based on their placing in each race, with rankings determined by the athlete’s best two finishes and Provincials counting for more points. Athletes can compete in as many or as little of the events as they like and still be eligible for the standings if they are current members.
The male and female Series Champions will be have their names engraved on the Elite/U23 Cup trophy, presented with an award at the annual Awards Celebration and $750 each. Series second place male and female finishers will each receive $500, and the third place male and female will each receive $300.
There are three races in the series, with athletes’ top two finishes counting for points towards the Triathlon Ontario Elite/U23 Cup Series title. Nationals will be scored via finishing positions counting against fellow Ontario Elite/U23 athletes, Toronto and Provincials will be scored against the entire Elite/U23 field regardless of province if out of province athletes compete in those two races.
Athletes will be awarded points according to their finishing place at each race in the Series. 1.5x points are awarded for placing at Provincial Championships.
Points are awarded for finishing position in each race. There will be no adjustment for non-Ontario athletes that may be participating in the race.
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.
Awards & Cash Prizes
At each race, the male and female first, second, and third-place finishers will be awarded Triathlon Ontario Elite/U23 Cup gold, silver, or bronze medals, respectively.
The male and female Series Champions will be have their names engraved on the Triathlon Ontario Elite/U23 Cup, presented a personalized award at the annual Awards Ceremony and $750 each shortly after the conclusion of the Series. Series second place male and female finishers will each receive $500, and the third place male and female will each receive $300.
In order to race, athletes must be draft legal certified, be a current member and have Triathlon Ontario Elite Status prior to the event.
Draft-legal equipment rules apply. Be sure to check that your bicycle complies with the rules.
There is no racing up in age permitted for any Provincial level races or series.
|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|