The sport of triathlon is in for a shake-up.

The ITU will introduce a new race format at the Kitzbühel World Cup later this year, with athletes competing twice a day in a time trial qualification format.

A time trial will be contested over a shortened sprint triathlon, with athletes going off at 30-second intervals.

The athletes with the top 30 times in the time trial will then advance to the finals later in the day, raced over a super sprint course.