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US$250K prize purse: new Life Time Grand Prix for elite cyclists

US$250K prize purse: new Life Time Grand Prix for elite cyclists

Life Time has announced the launch of the Life Time Grand Prix for elite cyclists. The new series is comprised of six races within the…

Tuesday, Nov 23

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Life Time has announced the launch of the Life Time Grand Prix for elite cyclists. The new series is comprised of six races within the Life Time portfolio.

Including both new and established events such as Big Sugar Gravel and the Leadville Trail 100 MTB, the new series aims to encourage healthy competition amongst elite cyclists. Men and women from a range of disciplines will compete for a US$250,000 prize purse at the end of the series.

“Life Time is proud to play a part in the changing landscape of professional and recreational cycling in the US,” said Kimo Seymour, President of Media and Events at Life Time.

“After many years of declining participation, we’re experiencing a groundswell of growth, in both amateur and professional field sizes, especially in our gravel and mountain bike events.

“Through the Life Time Grand Prix, we are excited to offer an opportunity for professional cyclist to achieve their potential domestically, and for fans of cycling to be able to engage with those athletes.”

The 2022 Life Time Grand Prix Series line-up includes: April 7-10: marathon mountain bike race at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA

June 4: 200-mile UNBOUND Gravel in Emporia, KS July 9: 70-mile Crusher in the Tushar in Beaver, UT August 13: Leadville Trail 100 MTB in Leadville, CO September 17: 40-mile Chequamegon MTB in Cable, WI October 22: 100-mile Big Sugar Gravel in Bentonville, AR The Life Time Grand Prix will prioritize gender parity in the series, with 20 men and 20 women […]

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