PTO has announced a programming agreement with FOX Sports
, 2022-11-22 17:28:34,
November 22, 2022
London /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) has announced a programming agreement with FOX Sports, to televise highlights of all PTO Tour races from its 2022 season across the USA next month.
The new deal, brokered by IMG, follows the success of the inaugural PTO Tour season this year and most notably the $1 million PTO US Open in Dallas (17-18 September), which saw incredible wins for American Collin Chartier and Australian Ashleigh Gentle in the men’s and women’s pro races respectively. Those races took place at a specially designed course in Las Colinas, where fans saw the athletes as many as 12 times during the 100km distance (2km Swim; 80km Bike; 18km Run) and were commentated on by special guest Michael Johnson, a Dallas native and four-time Olympic gold medal winner.
The full 2022 PTO Tour included: the $1 million PTO Canadian Open in Edmonton, Canada (23-24 July); the second edition of the $1.5 million Ryder Cup-style Collins Cup (August 20), which sees Team US take on Team Europe and Team International; and the first-ever PTO US Open. One hour highlights shows of three races will be shown together on FS1 on December 17 (11am-2pm Eastern Time).
“Getting the first PTO Tour season on FS1 is hugely important for us. Not least given the US is the birthplace of triathlon and a fast growing sport in the market amongst adults and youth,” said Tim Godfrey,…
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