PTO European Open venue and date announced
New event to take place in collaboration with World Triathlon Multisport ChampionshipsPhoto by: Professional Triathletes Organisation
Three down, one to go. The long-awaited Professional Triathletes Organisation Tour dates and venues for 2023 are almost all official now thanks to today’s announcement that the PTO European Open will take place on May 6 in Ibiza, Spain.
“The PTO European Open will feature a women’s and men’s 100km race (2km swim; 80km bike; 18km run) that will take place in Ibiza Town, set against the island’s idyllic Balaeric backdrop and co-hosted alongside the 2023 World Triathlon Multisport Championships,” the PTO said in a press release today. “The swim will take place at Figueretas Beach, the traditional swim course for Triathlon events in Ibiza. After finishing the swim, the athletes will go into the transition area, to start the bike towards San Antonio, a multiple laps bike course will come back to Figueretas Beach for the second transition. The first part of the run goes past Ibiza Port and from there the laps will take the athletes into the World Heritage area of the city. It is an exciting course that will showcase Ibiza with a finish area at Plaza del Martillo, in the heart of the city.”
Last week we reported that Jan Frodeno will key on the race as he gears up for the Ironman European Championship in Hamburg.
“I was excited to announce that my first-ever PTO Open race will be the new PTO European Open in Ibiza, which sounds like a fantastic race in a great venue,” the Olympic and three-time Kona champ said.