9 May 2022

PTO World Ranking System 2022

Find out how the Professional Triathletes Organisation World Ranking System works for the 2022 pro triathlon race season.
  1. Objective: The World Ranking System of The Professional Triathletes Organisation (the “PTO”) is designed to identify and rank the world’s greatest triathletes who participate in professional non-drafting The PTO World Ranking System measures consistent excellence and will be used to determine the year-end bonuses payable to PTO Professionals and qualification for PTO Major events. The qualifications for the 2022 Collins Cup shall be governed by the special 2022 Collins Cup Qualification Protocol.
 
  1. Eligibility of Professionals: Any athlete who holds a professional license from or is considered in the elite/professional category by, any race organiser or governing body and is a PTO Professional member in good standing will be included in the PTO World Ranking.
 
  1. Eligible Races: Any non-drafting race that has a minimum professional prize purse (as determined from time to time by the PTO Board) and is greater than Olympic distance will be considered eligible for an athlete to earn PTO World Ranking points (an “Eligible Race”). This will include all Challenge-Family, IRONMAN, and World Triathlon sanctioned non- drafting races of greater than Olympic Distance, as well as independent races with minimum professional prize purses and those supported by the An athlete’s points will depend on their time and not on their place in a race or the strength of the field. Except as provided herein or otherwise noted at least three months ahead of time, all Eligible Races will have equal value in calculating points towards a PTO World Ranking.
 
  1. Adjusted Ideal Time Measurement: Based on proprietary analysis of historical data developed by and exclusively licensed from com, the PTO determines the Adjusted Ideal Time of a race once it is completed (the “Adjusted Ideal Time”). Because race conditions on a particular day can vary, the AIT’s can vary substantially on the same course from year to year. For example, there could be unusual currents during the swim, or particularly difficult wind or heat. Therefore, it is not possible to accurately assess what the AIT will be before a race. An athlete’s PTO World Ranking points will be based on measurement against the Adjusted Ideal Time.
 
  1. World Ranking Points: If an athlete equals the Adjusted Ideal Time for any Eligible Race, they receive 100 points. To the extent they are faster than the Adjusted Ideal Time, they will be awarded an additional point or fraction thereof for each .15% by which they beat the Adjusted Ideal Time. To the extent they are slower than the Adjusted Ideal Time, they will lose an additional point or fraction thereof for every .15% by which they are slower.
 

Example

The Adjusted Ideal Time for men is determined to be 7:48 and for women is 8:41. Below is an example of the World Ranking Points earned for certain times achieved.

Men’s Times

World Ranking Points

Women’s Times

World Ranking Points

7:35:39

117.59

8:42:13

98.44

7:56:23

88.06

8:49:35

89.01

8:05:03

75.71

9:00:20

75.26

  1. Increased Points. Any points an athlete scores at the PTO Canadian Open and/or the PTO US Open will be increased by 5%. In addition, the points scored by an athlete at their best full-distance race will be increased by 10%.
 
  1. Rankings for 2022: For the purposed of calculating the year-end PTO World Rankings annual bonus, Athletes will be ranked based on the average number of World Ranking Points that they have earned for their three best races over a 12-month period beginning 1 January 2022 and ending December 31, 2022.
 
  1. Rankings on January 1, 2022: The rankings as of January 1, 2022, shall be based on the average number of World Rankings Points an athlete has earned in their best three races in the period beginning December 1, 2020, and ending December 31, 2021.
  1. Rankings Changes from January 1, 2022, to August 20, From January 1, 2022, until August 20, 2022, rankings will be based on the average number of World Rankings Points an athlete has earned in their best three races in the period beginning December 1, 2020, and ending August 20, 2022; provided, however, from July 24 an athlete must count at least one race that occurred after January 1, 2022.
 

 

Ranking Changes from August 2022. Beginning on the completion of the Collins Cup, on August 21, 2022 the PTO World Rankings will be based on a 52-week rolling period, with the final PTO World Rankings based on the average number of World Ranking Points an Athlete has earned for their three best races during the calendar year of 2022 and the PTO Annual bonuses will be paid based on the PTO World Rankings as so calculated on December 31, 2022

 

Amendments: The PTO World Ranking System may be amended or modified at any time by the determination of the non-athlete members of the PTO board.