PTO Asian Open 2023: Predictions and How to Watch

Max Neumann and Ashleigh Gentle enter as the pre-race favourites for the inaugural PTO Asian Open triathlon, set for an electric debut this weekend in Singapore.

PTO Asian Open 2023: Predictions and How to Watch

As the PTO Tour for 2023 wraps up, Singapore turns into a hive of excitement for the much-anticipated Asian Open. Beginning with a blast in Ibiza at the European Open and moving to the thrill of Milwaukee's PTO Tour US Open, 2023 has been an exhilarating year for triathlon. With four different winners on the tour so far, this weekend promises to be captivating.

Race Highlights

  • Ibiza’s European Open saw the triumphant victories of Max Neumann and Anne Haug.
  • The US Open in Milwaukee showcased Taylor Knibb's remarkable home victory, and Jan Frodeno emerged as a significant contender.

Two engaging Pro races are lined up for the weekend, ensuring a gripping watch.

When and How to Watch

Pro Women’s Race

  • Date: Saturday, August 19
  • Time: 15:15 local time (08:15 UK, 09:15 CET, 00:15 West Coast USA, 03:15 East Coast USA)

Pro Men’s Race

  • Date: Sunday, August 20
  • Time: 15:15 local time (08:15 UK, 09:15 CET, 00:15 West Coast USA, 03:15 East Coast USA)

Viewers in Europe can catch the race live on Eurosport. Globally, the race will be accessible via the PTO+ app and a selection of global broadcast partners and streaming platforms. Outside Europe and the Indian Subcontinent? Enjoy free viewing on the PTO+ app, YouTube, or your local broadcast provider.

Contestants to Watch Out For

Pro Women:

  • Ashleigh Gentle stands as a strong contender, closely followed by Anne Haug, the unbeaten middle-distance champion.
  • Britain’s Lucy Charles-Barclay is set to compete with her iconic swim technique, while the reigning Ironman World Champion, American Chelsea Sodaro, seeks redemption.

Pro Men:

Race Rewards

With a generous prize pool of $600,000, the top winner will be awarded $100,000, while a top-10 finish guarantees at least $5,500. The 20th place will receive $2,500.

Race Course

Set against the backdrop of Singapore’s iconic skyline in the Marina Bay Financial District, the course begins with a pontoon start at the renowned Helix Bridge. After the transition, the race proceeds with eight 10km bike laps that circle past notable landmarks. The run encompasses three 6km laps, offering spectators ample opportunities to cheer on their favorites.

Singapore's PTO Asian Open 2023 promises to be a spectacle. With the world's top triathletes competing for glory and the backdrop of one of the world's most iconic cities, this is an event not to be missed. Who will emerge as the first-ever PTO Asian Open Champion? Tune in to find out!