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PTO Tour Asian Open 2023: Date, start times and how to watch on live stream or TV

A full guide to the PTO Tour Asian Open in Singapore.

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The PTO Tour for 2023 ends this weekend as Singapore becomes the focal point for the Asian Open with some terrific racing in prospect.

The season kicked off in Ibiza with the European Open, won by Max Neumann and Anne Haug who both became first-time winners over the 100km distance.

Then it was on to Milwaukee a fortnight ago, where Taylor Knibb won on home turf at the PTO Tour US Open and legend Jan Frodeno beat the best in the business for a maiden PTO win. Then on Saturday Ashleigh Gentle claimed victory in the Pro Women’s race in Singapore, to make it five separate winners in five PTO Tour races so far in 2023.

There is still one more mouthwatering Pro race on schedule, and we have all bases covered for your viewing enjoyment.

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Start time & how to watch live

After the Pro Women took centre stage on Saturday, the Pro Men race on Sunday, August 20 with the action again beginning at 15:15 local time (0815 UK, 0915 CET, 0315 EST, 0015 PST).

In Europe the race will be broadcast live on Eurosport. If you are outside of Europe, then coverage is available via the new PTO+ app and a range of global broadcast partners and streaming services. You can also watch the race by clicking right below here!

Which Pro Men are racing?

Blummenfelt, who before this season was considered by many people to be untouchable, will continue his search for that elusive PTO Tour win he so desperately craves. Put to the sword by Neumann, Frodeno and American Jason West over the 100km distance already this season, will ‘Big Blu’ face more disappointment in Asia?

Blummenfelt’s compatriot Gustav Iden is another athlete with the capacity to take the race win on Sunday, but if his recent form in the short-course world is anything to go by, he is up against it.

Finally, the American trio of Sam Long, Ben Kanute and the aforementioned West, all of whom raced at the PTO Tour US Open in Milwaukee, will toe the start line in Singapore, with each individual believing he has what it takes to make the podium. Second in Milwaukee, West has the form to do so, but Long and Kanute have the ability and class to go well too.

Prize Money – What is on offer?

Nobody will go home empty-handed from Singapore, with the $600,000 prize purse paying up to 30 athletes deep.

The race winner will collect a bumper $100,000 cheque, with a top-10 finish being rewarded with a minimum of $5,500, and 20th still earning $2,500. The full prize breakdown is as follows:

  • 1. $100,000
  • 2. $50,000
  • 3. $35,000
  • 4. $15,000
  • 5. $10,000
  • 6. $8,000
  • 7. $7,000
  • 8. $6,500
  • 9. $6,000
  • 10. $5,500
  • 11. $5,000
  • 12. $4,500
  • 13. $4,000
  • 14, $3,500
  • 15, $3,000
  • 16. $3,000
  • 17. $3,000
  • 18. $3,000
  • 19. $3,000
  • 20. $2,500
  • 21. $2,500
  • 22. $2,500
  • 23. $2,500
  • 24. $2,500
  • 25. $2,500
  • 26. $2,000
  • 27. $2,000
  • 28. $2,000
  • 29. $2,000
  • 30. $2,000

As we consistently highlight, thanks to the formation of the Professional Triathletes Organisation, financial rewards from performance are not solely from on-the-day performances.

The PTO World Rankings in 2022 saw a total of $2million awarded, based up on the final standings in those points tables. The rewards there can be substantial, with a move up or down the rankings system potentially earning you more than any individual event.

In 2023, the distribution of the end of year bonus has not yet been announced, but it has been confirmed that the money will be shared amongst the top-50, instead of the top-100 as it was in 2022.

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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