PTO Tour Asian Open 2023: Pro Women start list with Lucy Charles-Barclay back after metatarsal break


The PTO Tour Asian Open takes centre stage in Singapore this weekend, with a stellar field of Pro Women taking to the course on Saturday August 19.

Some of the world’s best middle-distance stars will lock horns with a massive prize purse on offer, and it is shaping up to be a classic confrontation.

The entire podium from May’s European Open in Ibiza are set to renew their rivalry, with Germany’s Anne Haug looking to claim another PTO Tour victory. She again faces off with Australia’s Ashleigh Gentle and Britain’s Lucy Charles-Barclay.

Charles-Barclay is fit to take her place on the start line after recovering from a fractured third metatarsal, which she revealed this week had happened during her second-place finish behind Laura Philipp at IRONMAN 70.3 Kraichgau in May.

One big name missing this weekend is newly-crowned US Open champion Taylor Knibb. She is taking part in the Olympic Games Paris Test Event on the back of outpointing Gentle in Milwaukee.

Despite Knibb’s absence there is still major US interest though with 2022 IRONMAN World Champion Chelsea Sodaro set to line up.

PTO Tour Asian Open Start List – Pro Women

The start list – as it stands – is as follows for Sunday’s big race:

SarahPerez SalaESP
Jackie HeringUSA
Jeanni MetzlerRSA

What time does the race start?

The action starts on Saturday August 19 at 1515 local time. That is 0815 in the UK, 0915 in Central Europe and 0315 Eastern Standard Time in the United States. If you are on the West Coast, your start time is 0015 PST.


How to watch on live stream or TV

In Europe the race will be broadcast live on Eurosport, with global coverage also available via the new PTO+ app and a range of global broadcast partners and streaming services. If you are outside of Europe and the Indian Subcontinent, you can watch the action completely for free, on either the PTO+ app, YouTube or your local broadcast provider.

We will also embed live coverage of the race on TRI247 for fans who are outside Europe.

Graham Shaw
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Graham Shaw
Graham has been involved with TRI247 & RUN247 since the summer of 2021. Since then he has provided strategic direction for all news and is passionate about the growth of triathlon as a fan sport.
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