How to watch the Collins Cup

The Collins Cup takes place on 20 August and sees the world's toughest triathletes going head to head in a thrilling team-race format. Here's how to watch...

There'll be no Collins Cup in 2023, the PTO has confirmed, with the event set to return in 2024 (Credit: PTO)

The second-ever Collins Cup is the Pro Triathletes Organisation’s (PTO) flagship event, and features the sport’s top triathletes competing across three teams. The fast-paced format guarantees electric viewing, with anyone from around the world able to plug in and cheer along virtually.

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How can you watch the Collins Cup?

If you’re watching from within Europe (including the UK), The Collins Cup will be broadcast live on Eurosport and on demand on Discovery+ (this will require a subscription but there’s a useful seven-day free trial available) and GCN+. For UK audiences, highlights will be available after the race on BT Sport.

The Collins Cup will also be screened live and on demand in the USA, Canada, and 24 countries across the Middle East and North Africa on beIN SPORTS. While Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean can view coverage via ESPN.

Other core partners include: Fox Sports (highlights) and Outside TV in the USA; CBC Sports in Canada; Fuji TV in Japan; and Tencent (highlights), MIGU and iQiyi in China.

Regardless of where you are in the world you can also watch live and on demand for free by signing up to PTO+, which you can download for android and IOS. This will give you access to the opening ceremony on 18 August and the press conference on 19 August.

What time does the Collins Cup start?

The race starts at 11:30am (UK time); 12:30pm CET (Central European time).

When and where will the Collins Cup take place?

The Collins Cup will take place on 20 August at the x-bionic® sphere in Bratislava, Slovakia.

What is the Collins Cup?

The Collins Cup is a triathlon event organised by the PTO that’s loosely based on golf’s Ryder Cup. The competition will pit three teams – Europe, USA and International – of 12 triathletes (6 men, 6 women) against each other in the race for glory and (a remarkable) prize purse of $1.5m.

Each team will put forward one athlete to race against one person from each of the other two teams in a three-person ‘matchplay’ battle over 100km, in a non-drafting format (2km swim, 80km bike, 18km run).

Who is racing this year’s Collins Cup?

Some of the world’s best triathletes will be lining up in Slovakia for the second-ever Collins Cup.

Just a few of the top names include: reigning Olympic, World Triathlon and Ironman world champion Kristian Blummenfelt; five-time Ironman world champion Daniela Ryf; reigning 70.3 world champion Gustav Iden; two-time olympic medallist Nicola Spirig; reigning Olympic, Commonwealth, World Triathlon and Xterra champion Flora Duffy; Olympic bronze and Commonwealth silver medallist Hayden Wilde; and two-time Ironman world champion Patrick Lange.

Notably absent this year are reigning Ironman 70.3 world champion Lucy Charles-Barclay and three-time Ironman world champion Jan Frodeno, who are both sidelined with injury.

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