In 2017 XTERRA will unify the scoring structure for the America, Pan America, European, and Asia-Pacific Tours.
The new deal is simple. Amateur and professional athletes can compete in as many events as they want and at the end of the season the athlete with the most points in each division, in each tour, wins.
“Every race counts, it’s really that simple,” explained Dave Nicholas, the managing director of the XTERRA World Tour. “This year we have 16 races in Europe, 11 in the Americas, 9 in the Asia-Pacific region, and more than 50 in the U.S. points series for amateurs and for the first time ever, how we score each series is consistent.”
The unification efforts will make it easy for athletes and administrators to follow Tour points and will create great excitement as the title chases heat-up. Also, new in 2017, at the end of the season every amateur tour champion will earn a qualifying spot into XTERRA Worlds.
“This structure provides a neat opportunity for our most loyal racers around the world to secure a spot to Maui,” said Nicholas. “Athletes who may not be able to crack the top two or three at a race can now doggedly collect points until they’re at the top of their division and get a spot that way.”
In addition to the qualifying spots awarded to Tour Champions, there are 38 races in 34 countries offering up Maui spots to the fastest age groupers in each division at each race.
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