New Professional Triathletes Organisation ranking system underlines significance of the race / Increased prize money for the race / 125,000 Euro distributed
The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) announced its new points system on 14 February. This points system is decisive for the world rankings in both the women's and men's races.
The biggest long distance triathlon in the world sits in the same category as the Ironman 70.3 World Championships and the World Triathlon Long Distance World Championships.
Felix Walchshöfer is pleased about the new ranking standards: "The new PTO ranking system shows the worldwide importance of DATEV Challenge Roth powered by hep. We are very proud the race is ranked as a platinum race by the PTO. That means that more than in almost any other race, the top athletes in Roth have an outstanding opportunity to collect many points for the world rankings.”
Anthony Scammell from the PTO: "The impressive field announced for this year’s Challenge Roth only serves to underline its inclusion in the Platinum Tier for the new PTO World Ranking System.”
Equal treatment of the sexes
At the same time, TEAMCHALLENGE is increasing the prize money - distributed equally between men and women, as always. In total, the organisers of the world's biggest long-distance race will pay out 125,000 euros in prize money and performance bonuses. The prize money alone will increase from 62,000 Euros to 74,500 Euros compared to previous years in order to support the professionals even more. For ambitious age groupers there will still be the Sub 9 or Sub 10 classification, in which fast men and women will get their entry fee back.
The prize money is made up as follows:
Placings Women Men
1st place 15.000 € 15.000 €
2nd place 8.000 € 8.000 €
3rd place 5,500 € 5,500 €
4th place 3.000 € 3.000€
5th place 2.000 € 2.000 €
6th place 1.100 € 1.100 €
7th place 800 € 800 €
8th place 700 € 700 €
9th place 600 € 600 €
10th place 550 € 550 €
Benefits Bonus Women Men
1st place 10,000 € 10,000
2nd place 5.000 € 5.000 €
3rd place 2.500 € 2 .500 €
EKOÏ Fastest Bike Time 1.500 € 1.500€
Challenge Family World Bonus 6.250 € 6.250 €
The PTO's new ranking system is based on five standards:
Diamond (PTO Tour races, Collins Cup, Ironman World Championships), Platinum (Ironman 70.3 World Championships, Challenge Roth, World Triathlon Long Distance World Championships), Gold (Most IM & 70.3 Regional Championships, Challenge Family The Championship, Clash Daytona), Silver (Most Challenge Family events, many Ironman 70.3 and Ironman races, Clash Miami, some independent races) and Bronze (Some Challenge Family events, smaller independent races).