Photo Gallery: Stars Shine at Collins Cup

After years of anticipation, the Collins Cup finally (finally!) happened, and its promises of novelty and star power were not exaggerated. The Professional Triathletes Organization’s flagship race in Samorin, Slovakia put pro triathletes from short- and long-course racing against each other in a head-to-head-to-head format, all with the purpose of answering the question: Who rules triathlon?

But answering that question didn’t prove so easy. Though Team Europe ultimately accumulated the most points, the breakout star of the day was arguably Taylor Knibb of Team U.S., who beat Daniela Ryf by over 16 minutes and posted the fastest women’s time of the day—or perhaps it was Lionel Sanders of Team Internationals, who bounced back from a bike crash to beat Germany’s Sebastian Kienle. As it turns out, when you have this much star power with this much excitement in a race, it’s hard to pick just one winner. Scroll through for highlights from the inaugural Collins Cup.

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