After several years trying to celebrate finally will see the light this 2020 The Collins Cup in the X-bionic® Sphere, in Samorín (Slovakia), which will be held on May 29 and 30, one day later when The Championship, the Challenge Family world championship is played
Who has promoted this is the PTO (PROFESSIONAL TRIATHLETES ORGANIZATION), we already commented that I was making “movements” in recent months, for example trying to buy IRONMAN.
Now with the announcement of The Collins Cup bet strong offering 2 million dollars in prizes, the largest amount that has been offered in the history of triathlon.
2 million dollars in prizes
The Collins Cup appears this 2020 in style, where 36 triathletes will fight to distribute the 2 million dollarss in prizes that this race will offer.
The test will bring together best professional triathletes in the world in a team competition to fight to see who is the great dominator of triathlon.
The triathletes who win will win $ 125.000, the second classified $ 115.000, the third place $ 105.000 and so on until 18th place, which will be the last to win a cash prize with $ 18.000.
As an interesting fact, comment that the winner of the WTS takes 83.500 and the IRONMAN World Champion 120.000.
A great incentive for professionals to want to compete in this test
Follow the model of the golf Ryder Cup
Following the model of the Ryder Cup of golf, The Collins Cup is a race between the United States, Europe and the rest of the world.
Each team will consist of 12 professional triathletes, six men and six women.
This is the classification process.
Eight athletes (four men and four women) will qualify in their respective teams through the PTO World Rankings ™ System, while the remaining four athletes (two men and two women) will be selected by the PTO Board Members
The ranking is by ranking position, you can check the current ranking in this link
Who forms the teams?
Among the 36 athletes will be the best in the world as they are Jan Frodeno, Daniela Ryf, Javier Gómez Noya, Alistair Bronwlee, Lionel Sanders, Sebastian Kienle, Lucy Charles o Anna Haug Among several more.
Surely it will be very exciting to see them compete with each other
This is the current list of triathletes who will participate in the test
|USA||EUROPE||REST OF THE WORLD|
|Heather Jackson||Daniela Ryf||Sarah Crowley|
|Skye Moench||Lucy Charles-Barclay||Carrie Lester|
|Chelsea Sodaro||Anne Haug||Teresa Adam|
|Sarah Piampiano||Holly Lawrence||Paula Findlay|
|Ben Hoffman||Jan Frodeno||Lionel Sanders|
|Rodolphe Von Berg||Alistair Brownlee||Cameron Wurf|
|Timothy O'Donnell||Sebastian Kienle||Braden Currie|
|Matt Hanson||Javier Gomez||Tyler Butterfield|
The captains of each team will be:
|USA||EUROPE||REST OF THE WORLD|
|Karen Smyers||Chrissie Wellington||Erin Baker|
|Mark Allen||Normann Stadler||Craig Alexander|
All information on their website: https://thecollinscup.com/
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