28 July, 2022
London: The Professional Triathletes Organisation has advised that the four Collins Cup captains’ picks for Team Europe, Team USA and Team Internationals will be announced next week, starting with Team USA on Monday 1 August. Team Europe and Team Internationals will follow later that week.
The automatic qualifications for the teams were announced on Tuesday 26 July, following the PTO Canadian Open, and can be found here.
The second edition of the Collins Cup takes place on 20 August at the x-bionic® sphere in Bratislava.
For further information:
Professional Triathletes Organisation
Anthony Scammell, Communications Director [email protected]
About the Professional Triathletes Organisation
The PTO is a new body co-owned by the professional athletes, seeking to take the sport to the next level and see it grow and thrive. The inaugural PTO Tour race schedule for 2022 includes: the first-ever PTO Canadian Open (July 23-24); the second edition of $1.5M Ryder Cup-style Collins Cup (August 20), which sees Team Europe take on Team USA and Team International; and the first PTO US Open (September 17-18). Each Open carries a minimum prize money of $1M and will be raced over 100km (2km swim, 80km bike and 18km run). In 2023 and 2024, the PTO Tour plans to expand with the PTO European Open and the PTO Asian Open, alongside their US and Canadian equivalents and the Collins Cup.
About the Collins Cup
The Collins Cup was introduced by the PTO in 2021 as part of its mission to take the sport of triathlon to the next level. Modeled after golf’s Ryder Cup, it saw teams of European, Internationals and USA athletes pitted against one another and put on a display the excitement, rivalry, drama and personalities of the sport for the world to see.
Thirty-six of the world’s top professional triathletes battled it out over the 100km course in twelve individual race matches, each staggered ten minutes apart, with three athletes going head-to-head, one from Team Europe, Internationals and the USA, to decide which region rules triathlon. With $1.5 million on the line again this year, the largest purse in the sport, the racing promises to be even faster and more furious and will be broadcast to a global audience in more than 170 territories. After a courageous battle from both Team USA and Team Internationals in 2021, Team Europe reigned victorious.