The preview of the PTO European Tour

El PTO Tour 2023 starts on May 6 with the first European Open, offering a total prize of $600.000 and $100.000 to each winner.

The PTO has partnered with World Triathlon to run the race in conjunction with the Multisport World Championships on the island of Ibiza, Spain.

The distance of the race will be the usual 100k, with 2k swimming, 80k cycling and 18km running through the old town of Ibiza.

Men's Qualifier: Showdown of Olympic Champions

In this edition of the European Open, the gold medalists of the last four Olympic Games will meet, marking the first time that Jan Frodeno (41 years) Alistair Brownlee (35 years) and Kristian Blummenfelt (29 years old) compete together.

Blummenfelt , is the main favourite. Gold in Tokyo and winner in St George, he hasn't won any PTO Tour event yet, so he will surely try it in Ibiza.

The British Alistair Brownlee, double olympic champion will be a strong contender if he is well. In the last Canadian Open he led the race until he suffered stomach problems that made him finish 24th overall.

Another to take into account will be German Jan Frodeno, who will compete again after almost 2 years. His last race was at Roth, where he retired.

It will also be necessary to take into account in the bets to Magnus Ditlev, winner in Roth, and second in his debut at IM Texas and at the 2022 US Open he will surely be fighting for victory,

Other triathletes to keep in mind will be Frederik funk (GER, 25 years old),  Daniel Baekkegard (DEN, 26 years old), Ben Kanute (USA, 30 years old) or Aaron Royle (AUS, 33 years old) among others

Male start list

Name
KRISTIAN BLUMMENFELT
MAGNUS DITLEV
MAX NEUMANN
LEON CHEVALIER
FLORIAN ANGERT
FREDERIC FUNK
AARON ROYLE
DANIEL BAEKKEGARD
BEN KANUTE
JASON WEST
Rudy Von Berg
BRADLEY WEISS
PIETER HEEMERYCK
THOMAS BISHOP
GREGORY BARNABY
KRISTIAN HOGENHAUG
KYLE SMITH
CAMERON WURF
MATHIAS LYNGSOE PETERSEN
ALISTAIR BROWNLEE
DAVID MCNAMEE
ROBERT KALLIN
Philip Azevedo
YOURI KEULEN
BEN HOFFMAN
JAN FRODENO

Women's preview of the PTO European Open

The PTO European Open in the women's category presents an impressive list of the best middle and long distance triathletes.

All the women in the Top 10 in the ranking they are on the starting list for Ibiza, and an exciting competition is expected.

The presence of Ashleigh Gentle (32 years) Lucy Charles-Barclay (29 years) Daniela Ryf (35 years) and Chelsea Sodaro (33 years old) as the great favorites.

Ashleigh arrives as one of the great favorites since in 2022 she won the victory in the PTO Tour 2022 and in her confrontation in the Collins Cup.

Ryf, won in Kona between 2015 and 2018 and is one of the best triathletes and we will have to wait and see his performance in the test.

Chelsea Sodaro arrives at this appointment as the current winner of the IRONMAN World Cup in 2022 and she will surely seek victory.

Other triatelts to take into account will be Anne Haug, the Spanish Sarah Perez Hall, winner in The Championship 2022, Paula Findlay, Holly Lawrence o Emma Pallant Browne among others.

Female start list

Name
ASHLEIGH GENTLE
LUCY CHARLES-BARCLAY
Paula Findlay
DANIELA RYF
ANNE HAUG
Chelsea Sodaro
HOLLY LAWRENCE
EMMA PALLANT-BROWNE
FENELLA LANGRIDGE
Tamara Jewett
JOCELYN MCCAULEY
SARA PEREZ ROOM
MAJA STAGE NIELSEN
ELLIE SALTHOUSE
GRACE THEK
INDIA READS
Lucy Byram
REBECCA CLARKE
LOTTE WILLMS
BARBARA RIVERS
ANNE REISCHMANN
DIEDE DIEDERIKS
DANIELA BLEYMEHL
els visser
AMELIA WATKINSON
LOUISE BAPTIST
SIF BENDIX MADSEN

Schedule

The PTO European Open will take place on Saturday, May 6 at the following times.

  • Male test: 8: 15 AM
  • Female test: 9: 45 AM

Where can you see it live?

You will be able to follow the live broadcast of the PTO European Open starting at 8:00 CET. For viewers in Europe, the event will be broadcast live on Eurosport 2., Youtube , Discovery + y GCN+ or own PTO website

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