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Life Time Launches $250,000 Grand Prix Gravel and MTB Series

Life Time has announced the launch of the Life Time Grand Prix for elite cyclists, a new series of six races within the Life Time portfolio that include the newly established Big Sugar Gravel and the Leadville Trail 100 MTB events, where men and women from a range of disciplines will compete for a $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. 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,” said Kimo Seymour, President of Media and Events at Life Time. “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 Lineup includes:

The Life Time Grand Prix will prioritize gender parity in the series, with 20 men and 20 women selected to compete. The series will culminate with a $250,000 prize purse to be split evenly between men and women. Prizes will be awarded up to tenth place, based on a point system. At the conclusion of the Life Time Grand Prix, riders’ five best finishes from the six possible events will be tallied, giving the competitors a choice to skip an event or ride all six and take the points from their best performances. The riders with the most points at the end of the series will be the winners. 

Interested riders can apply online at Riders will be selected based on a range of criteria including, but not limited to, their race resume and past race performances, their interest in becoming a part of the Life Time Grand Prix, and how the rider is helping to grow cycling in the U.S. through their activities.

The application window opens Monday, Nov. 22 and closes Dec. 6. Accepted riders will be notified via personal phone call from Life Time by Dec. 10.

The events included in the Life Time Grand Prix may rotate annually. Individual events offering prize purses will continue to offer their prize purses in addition to the Life Time Grand Prix prize purse. 


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