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August 22, 2021


22nd August 2021

LONDON, ENGLAND: The Professional Triathletes Organisation today announced that Andrew Starykowicz has been called up to replace injured Chris Leiferman on Team US at the Collins Cup.

Mark Allen, Team US Captain, commented, “Triathlon is a gruelling sport and injuries can occur at the most inopportune time. While we know Chris was anxious to be at The Collins Cup and would have been an asset to our team, in Andrew Starykowicz we have a veteran with incredible skill and power that he will unleash in Šamorín. We are grateful that Starky will be able to join the cause and enter the battle for Team US.”

Andrew Starykowicz commented, “It is an absolute privilege to be able to race for Team US at the inaugural Collins Cup and I look forward to competing against the best athletes from Team Europe and Team Internationals.  I am proud to be part of the PTO and the PTO has provided us, as professionals, the opportunity to compete at world class events during the pandemic. They have been invaluable putting on events during these uncertain times. Now it’s time to race and I am ready to fly Old Glory.”

The Collins Cup is the PTO’s inaugural flagship event taking place on 28th August in Šamorín and is a new race format modelled after the Ryder Cup, which will see teams of International, European and USA athletes pitted against one another and put on display the excitement, rivalry, drama and personalities of the sport of triathlon.

About The Professional Triathletes Organisation
The Professional Triathletes Organisation is a not-for-profit entity consisting of both men and women professional triathletes who have come together to form a representative body which not only gives them a meaningful voice in the way the sport operates but a means to contribute to its growth for the benefit of the entire triathlon community. The PTO seeks to showcase the passion, talents, determination, struggles and achievements of its dedicated professionals through iconic events, reimagined broadcast and compelling storytelling, inspiring global sports fans to watch, engage and participate in Triathlon. The PTO’s inaugural flagship event, The Collins Cup, will be held on 28th August 2021 in Samorin, Slovakia and will be a head-to-head showdown between the world’s greatest athletes to determine who rules triathlon.

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Jane Hansom
Head of Communications
Professional Triathletes Organisation
E: [email protected]
M: +44(0)7703 481 478

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