In July 2014 the ITU (International Triathlon Union) announced changes to the drafting rules for triathlon events. At the time this caused limited ripples in the triathlon community as we all entered and competed in our planned events. With the ruling becoming affective in 2016 I have seen this topic crop up with increasing frequency in recent weeks over triathlon chat forums. This prompted us to dedicate this weeks blog to the topic and help explain what this means for you and if you should be getting rid of your beautiful TT bike and selling that TT bicycle on our site now.
The ruling announced that ITU Age Group Sprint championships would become draft legal preventing the use of TT bikes. The ruling made no further comment on Olympic or longer distance age-group events. This ruling also extended to include duathlon age-group championships.