The World Cup 2014 season will certainly be exciting with a total of 11 races, only the four best results for the World Cup will be counted as in recent years. Collecting points will require tactical planning with plenty of races on offer and extra points the last World Cup race of the season.
In addition to the traditional Quadrathlon races, there will be cross-races with MTB from next year. The WQF welcomes this initiative by the organizer, as the diversity of the athlete is not only increased, but it will hopefully attract multisport athletes too.
The Overall and Age-Group winners will win the elaborate crystal globe, but new for 2014 the top three finishers overall and in age groups additionally get high quality medals. This should create a further incentive and competition for places.
The WQF Series 2014
RACE 1- 3rd May Ibiza – on the Spanish island. It will be the European Championships (Middle Distance). Ibiza offers are well suited to a small training camp, over a long weekend. The organizer also organizes good and affordable accommodations, and kayaks are usually borrowed.
Race 2 – 25th May, Brigg Bomber, GB. The first ever World Championships (Middle Distance) in GB The WQF have now decided to rotate the championships so that all athletes have the chance to compete at World Level.
Race 3 – 8th June, Lake Balaton, Hungary. at Lake Balaton, the race is over the middle distance.
Race 4 – 15th June, X PolskaMan, Wolsztyn Poland. The first sprint race of the season and the first MTB course.
Race 5 – 21st June, Tyn nad Vltavou, Czech. The European Championships (Sprint Distance). The tradition of great competition in the Czech Republic is sure to be a sports highlight and is always a great race.
Race 6 – 2nd August Šamorín, Slovakia. Sprint distance, a popular race and athletes will certainly be back looking for some great performances.
Race 7 – 16th August, Wolsztyn, Poland. The second race hear this is the normal PolskaMan over the middle distance on the road bike. Last year, the organizers were able to shine with a great debut event.
Race 8 – 23rd August, Lake Balaton, Hungary. For the second time, this race will be the sprint race and MTB.
Race 9 – 30th August, BerlinMan, Germany. A special highlight on the WQF callender. The race takes place in the middle of the German capital it is the World Championships (Sprint Distance). This event attracts over 100 Quadrathlets. The quota for the Germans starters is already fully booked. There are only places for international athletes. We can look forward to a top quality event.
Race 10 – 6th September, Quadrathlon Ratscher, Germany. A superb venue and always a great Sprint Race, these two international competitions make an ideal holiday week in Germany.
Race 11 – 20th September, Awesome Foursome, Bude, GB, Middle distance. The conclusion and perhaps decisive points for the World Cup in beautiful Cornwall.
The appointments and the WQF Congress took place over the last few weeks, there were no changes and therefor the next two years, the positions are
Václav Marek (President, CZE)
Steve Hook (Vice-President, GBR)
Silke Haren Berg (Chairman of the Technical Items GER)
Stefan Teichert ( Secretary, GER).
We have decided on some small changes in the WQF rules, and more accurate information will also be published in the coming days, after the final details are resolved.
Rule – the use of a life jacket maybe mandatory for security reasons. Therefore, all athletes should always have a life jacket at the race, if the organizer deemed necessary.
The WQF wish all athletes a good and injury-free preparation, see you in 2014!