Max Neumann and Anne Haug Wins Inaugural PTO European Open 2023
Australia’s Max Neumann and Germany’s Anne Haug won the inaugural Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) European Open triathlon titles in Spain recently.
In Ibiza, the race covered 100km comprising a 2km swim, 80km cycle, and 18km run. The women’s race featured world-class champion Lucy Charles-Barclay, two-time Olympian Anne Haug and Ashleigh Gentle.
Known for her swimming prowess, Charles-Barclay held a big lead out of the swim to lead the day. It wasn’t till the run, when Anne Haug surpassed Charles-Barclay to win with a 2 minute 30 second gap over Gentle.
The men’s was closely contended with the top 3 PTO ranked athletes – Max Neumann, Kristian Blummenfelt and Magnus Ditlev. Olympic Beijing 2008 champion, Jan Frodeno also made a comeback to racing and made things interesting alongside another Olympian triathlon champion, Alistair Brownlee.
The next PTO Tour triathlon is the US Open in Milwaukee on 4-5 August.