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XTERRA Switzerland to Host ETU Cross Tri Champs

The 2016 XTERRA Switzerland Championship race to be held June 25 in Vallee de Joux will double as the European Triathlon Union Cross Triathlon European Championship race.

“This is very good news for XTERRA Switzerland,” exclaimed race organizer Laurent Ardiet.  “This means the various titles of European champion will be awarded right here at Vallee de Joux, providing yet another reason for athletes from across Europe to participate in this great event.”

It’s the first time the ETU, the European governing body for Triathlon, has designated an XTERRA race as its cross tri title race.

XTERRA Switzerland is the fifth of 11 majors in this year’s XTERRA European Tour and falls a week before XTERRA France on July 3, making an attractive two-race in one-week “race-cation” opportunity for amateurs and professionals.

On August 20th, XTERRA Germany will host XTERRA’s one-day European Championship race, which boasts a $25,000 USD elite prize purse. The 2016 XTERRA European Tour concludes on September 4th at XTERRA Denmark.

Amateurs and professionals will count their best four Gold scores and three Silver scores to determine final standings in theXTERRA European Tour. New this year, athletes that race all five Gold events can count their best four scores at the 100-point Gold level and convert their lowest score to the 75-point Silver level.

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Founder and Editor at DirtTRI.com. Jimmy has been a professional athlete for over 18 years as a runner, cyclist, mountain biker, cross country skier, and primarily, triathlete. Jimmy has a degree in exercise science from the University of Colorado and is a USA Triathlon and USA Cycling certified coach. Jimmy became a freelance writer in 2000 while competing and covering the ITU Winter Triathlon World Championship. Since that time Jimmy has been head editor at two magazines, been published in numerous publications within the endurance sport, recreation, and travel segments. Currently Jimmy is competing professionally in off-road multisport. In his spare time Jimmy passionately follows Formula 1, Moto GP, and is an avid cook.

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