Asiago in Italy will host the 2019 Winter Triathlon World Championships, it has been announced.
The International Triathlon Union (ITU) confirmed next year's edition of the event will be held in the Italian town, located in the heart of the Alps.
The ITU claim the venue is the "perfect location for competitions and training of cross-country ski, mountain bike and trail running".
"I am really glad to return to the Alps for the 2019 Winter Triathlon World Championships, and Asiago seems just like the perfect venue for this, with a mix of great facilities, lots of snow, and a convenient location which I'm sure will help to attract not only the elite winter triathletes from all over the world, but also the upcoming stars of the sport, the Para-athletes and age groupers," ITU President Marisol Casado said.
"With the continuous support of the Italian Federation, always contributing to hosting high-quality winter events, and the local Organising Committee, I'm positive that the winter version of our sport will continue growing, with more events coming and the number of participants constantly increasing."
The event in Asiago is due to be held from February 9 and 10, with exact details on distances and the format expected to be released in the near future.
Winter triathlon events usually include an approximate eight kilometre run on the snow, 14km of snow mountain biking and 12km of cross-country skiing.
Under-23, junior, Paratriathlon and age group competitions will also be staged in Asiago.