After the worldwide XTERRA race series was completely cancelled last year due to the pandemic, except for XTERRA Czech, the organizers and tour managers were still optimistic for 2021 at the beginning of the year. However, the reality of dealing with the pandemic shows that we are still far from normal. The European season-opening races in Malta, Greece and Portugal have already had to be postponed again and are now joining the race calendar in August and October. This means that XTERRA Italy Lake Garda on May 22/23 could play the role of the start of the XTERRA Europe Tour. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for the organizers and athletes that this will actually happen. There are not many possibilities for further date shifts in the schedule. From June 12 on, the tour will go on in a weekly cycle – one event literally chases the other. Highlights are the European Championships on August 21/22 at the XTERRA Germany, the ETU European Championships in Paganella and the XTERRA World Championships at the end of October in Hawaii.
A current overview of all dates can be found here