DRAFT LEGAL INFORMATION

We're super happy to announce that Tritonman will once again be offering a Draft Legal race! On Saturday, February 16, 2019 this fun style of racing will be brought back to San Diego and give racers a chance to compete in DL before Nationals!

We're proud to host the first collegiate-run draft-legal race in the nation. We know most of our racers are extremely new to this style of racing, and we want to make sure that we keep everyone safe. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us.

In general, we will strive to follow USAT Junior Elite Series rules for this race: please read over the USAT Athlete Guidelines (pdf) before coming to our race

who can enter
    • We’re asking that each collegiate team sign up no more than 5 men/5 women in our draft-legal race. We want all teams to have a chance to score points in the WCCTC omnium, so we will keep a few spots in reserve until Feb 1st to make sure all teams can enter. After February 1st, the 5 men/5 women limit will be lifted and collegiate teams can register as many racers as they'd like.
    • The field will be highly competitive- Check out the competition at the bottom of the page. We’d expect anyone to enter to have extensive triathlon and group-riding experience
required equipment
    • Aero helmets are not permitted.
    • Torso must be covered from race start to finish. Either a trisuit or tri-top + bottom are allowed
    • Bicycle must have a traditional triangular frame; wheels must have at least 12 spokes and should be of equal dimensions; handlebars must be traditional drop-style with bar-ends plugged; clip-on aerobars may not extend beyond the brake levers’ foremost line and must be bridged; no bar-end gear shifters allowed; elbow pads are allowed
race rules
    • The pre-race briefing (time TBA) is mandatory
    • Athletes must move forward after the start signal
    • Blocking or interfering with the forward progress of another competitor is not allowed.
    • Helmet chin-strap MUST be buckled at all times when touching the bike
    • Athletes overtaken (lapped) by the race leader on the bike course will be disqualified
    • Unsportsmanlike conduct, including inappropriate language directed at fellow competitors, volunteers, or officials, may result in disqualification
Huge thanks to our sponsors!
If you are interested in partnering with us to make the Tritonman experience better, contact us at sponsorship@ucsdtriathlon.org.