August 15, 2022

McCauley replaces Knibb for Team US at 2022 Collins Cup

Taylor Knibb and Jocelyn McCauley

15 August, 2022

Bratislava: Jocelyn McCauley will line up for Team US in Saturday’s Collins Cup (20 August), after replacing compatriot Taylor Knibb, who is not fully fit and will focus on a return to competition later this season.

The PTO World #18, McCauley, has been in good form this season, winning the IRONMAN Texas 2022 in April and then coming 12th in first PTO Tour event – the PTO Canadian Open in Edmonton last month.

At the 2021 Collins Cup, McCauley replaced Heather Jackson on Team US, coming second to Team Europe’s Kat Matthews and beating Carrie Lester from Team International.

The full Collins Cup team line ups can be found here for the event which takes place at the x-bionic® sphere in Bratislava.

For full listings of how to watch The Collins Cup live on 20th August go to https://protriathletes.org/events/how-to-watch. For viewers in Europe and Indian Sub-Continent, The Collins Cup will be broadcast live exclusively on Eurosport. For the rest of the world, fans can watch either via desktop or app on PTO+. Highlights and full race replay as well as Collins Cup build up content can be watched globally via desktop or app on PTO+.

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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 finally reigned victorious.

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