The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) has confirmed the 2024 PTO Tour will return to Singapore on April 12-14 next year, staging 100km triathlon races for female and male professionals and experienced amateurs, as well as two duathlons.
The PTO’s return to Singapore in 2024 follows the announcement of Ibiza as the home of the PTO European Open (September 28-29).
Race slots are now on sale on the official website for the 100km experienced amateur triathlon, as well as the Standard (4.5km Run/32km Bike/4.5km Run) and Long Distance (9km Run/64km Bike/9km Run) duathlons that will take place on April 14, 2024.
Demand is expected to be high.
Roy Teo, chief of industry development, technology & innovation from Sport Singapore, commented: “With swimming, cycling, and running being among the top five sports here, the PTO Tour naturally becomes an attractive addition to our sporting calendar. Having the best athletes competing at the event provides an exciting opportunity for the community to rally together and cheer them on.”
Singapore Tourism Board’s executive director for sports & wellness, Ong Ling Lee, added: “We look forward to welcoming the world’s top triathletes and amateur participants back to our vibrant city next April. With Singapore’s iconic cityscape as the backdrop, the PTO Asian Open (will offer) participants an unforgettable opportunity to swim in the bay unlike anywhere else in the world.”
The swim will again take place in Marina Bay and while the exact bike and run course details will not be confirmed until early-2024, they are expected to be similar to this year when the bike featured a 16km circuit with views of the city. The route also featured a 4.5km run on flat, paved surfaces that took competitors along the waterside, around the ArtScience Museum, through the Gardens by the Bay and then back towards the Marina Bay Sands Hotel.
Further stages of the 2024 PTO Tour will be announced in the coming months.