The Professional Triathletes Organisation today announced that it has adopted a £1.5 Million Annual Bonus Pool which will be awarded to triathletes based on their PTO World Rankings at the end of 2020.
The bonus amounts range from $100,000 to $2,000 depending on where the athletes are ranked in the top PTO 100. (PTO World No. 1 male and female athletes, to $10,000 for the PTO World No. 20 male and female athletes. In addition, male and female athletes ranked at the end of the year between places 21-50 shall each be paid $5,000 and those ranked between 51-100 shall be paid $2,000).
Rachel Joyce, Co-President of the PTO commented, “We are very pleased to be able to adopt an annual bonus pool that rewards athletes for outstanding performances throughout the year. The triathlon season is a long one and just because an athlete might have an off race in a large event, doesn’t mean that their year’s performance should go unrewarded.”
The PTO World Rankings is a first-of-its-kind ranking technology to measure the greatest non-drafting professional triathletes. It is a worldwide benchmark of consistent excellence in triathlon. In addition to being the basis for the PTO Annual Bonus Pool, it is used to determine automatic qualification spots for The Collins Cup.