Howard Grotts said he plans on returning to defend his GoPro XC mountain bike title in 2023. Bike-enthusiasts following the second edition of the Life Time Grand Prix — America’s most prestigious off-road cycling series — might recognize a few names from local races.
Out of the 70 athletes (35 male, 35 female) selected for the seven-race series — whic includes in-state stops at the Leadville 100 and The Rad Dirt Fest (Trinidad, Colorado) — 20 are Coloradans. Several have been headliners at the GoPro Mountain Games XC mountain bike and road bike time trials — which are Saturday and Sunday — and/or the Gypsum-area race, Bighorn Gravel, which is on June 25.
Colorado cyclists competing in the Life Time Grand Prix Broomfield | Lauren De Cresenzo
Boulder | Leah Van der Linden, Eric Brunner, Lachlan Morton
Colorado Springs | Caroline Mani, Deanna Mayles, Russell Finsterwald
Denver | Jack Orden
Durango | Sarah Sturm, Ellen Campbell, Payson McElveen, Howard Grotts Grand Junction | Alexis Skarda Littleton | Jessica Mullins Longmont | Hannah Shell, Holly Mathews, Starla Teddergreen Nederland | Ruth Winder, Alex Howes Snowmass | Caroline Tory Two good examples: Alexis Skarda and Howard Grotts, winners of last year’s Oakley XC mountain bike titles at the Mountain Games . Skarda was also the 85-mile Ramshorn Escape winner at Bighorn Gravel last year. Grotts is excited to return to the Mountain Games for “something like” the 10th time this week.“It’s a great weekend with plenty of activities and a fun, old-school style […]