Sofia Gomez Villafane, Sami Inkinen, and Holly Guymon Take Overall Wins at the Stages Cycling Leadville Stage Race produced by Life Time
August 2, 2023
Leadville, Colo. /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Stages Cycling Leadville Stage Race, owned and produced by Life Time (NYSE: LTH) as part of the Leadville Race Series, took place this past weekend from July 28-30. The event’s stage race format spreads out the Stages Cycling Leadville Trail 100 MTB course over three high altitude days, taking riders from 10,152 to 12,424 feet in the Colorado Rockies. The weekend brought approximately 320 riders to Leadville, Colorado, to tackle the 100+ mile race.
The Leadville Stage Race course covers the entirety of the 100 MTB course, which will take place August 12 this year. A sub-11-hour total finish time is required to be considered an official Stage Race Finisher.
Stage one (Friday): racers rode over 4,000 feet of elevation gain over the course of 40-miles, finishing at the Twin Lakes Dam.
Stage two (Saturday): a 22-mile out-and-back up to the course high point of 12,513 feet at Columbine, with nearly 4,000 feet of elevation gain over the course of the day.
Stage three (Sunday): a 43-mile ride back to Lake County Rodeo Grounds with over 4,800 feet of elevation gain.
“It was truly a spectacular Leadville weekend and race,” said Tamira Jenlink, Stages Cycling Leadville Stage Race event manager. “Our athletes from the front of the pack to the back laid it all out there, and gave us a tremendous show of skill, fitness, and fierce determination! They not only dug deep, but they also 100% did not quit, and we had one of our highest finish rates yet for this event! Well done Leadville Race Family!”
Women’s Stages Cycling Leadville Stage Race Results
|Sofia Gomez Villafane||Heber City, Utah||29||6:55:24|
|Lauren De Crescenzo||Longmont, Colo.||33||7:25:22|
|Tish Thomas||Durango, Colo.||47||7:56:55|
Men’s Stages Cycling Leadville Stage Race Results
|Sami Inkinen||Aspen, Colo.||47||6:25:48|
|Skyler Taylor||San Anselmo, Cali.||27||6:25:50|
|Beckett Ledger||Durango, Colo.||23||6:26:51|
Non-Binary Stages Cycling Leadville Stage Race Results
To view all race results from the Stages Cycling Leadville Stage Race, visit: Athlinks.
The next bike event on the Life Time off-road event calendar is the Stages Cycling Leadville Trail 100 MTB, the fourth event in the Life Time Grand Prix Series presented by Mazda, which will take place on August 12. Next up is the newest event in the Life Time portfolio, the Life Time Little Sugar MTB presented by Mazda, which will take place in Bentonville, Ark. on October 15. The 100k distance will serve as a qualifier for the 2024 Leadville Trail 100 MTB. The final bike event on the Leadville Race Series calendar is the Stages Cycling Austin Rattler MTB, which will take place on November 4 in Texas.
To view all of the Life Time athletic events, including their off-road cycling events, please visit: https://my.lifetime.life/athletic-events.html.
The Stages Cycling Leadville Stage Race is owned and produced by Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand. It is among more than 30 premier athletic events owned by the company, including Garmin UNBOUND Gravel, Verizon New York City Triathlon, Chicago Triathlon, and Miami Marathon.
About the Leadville Race Series
Started with only 45 runners as the Leadville Trail 100 Run in 1983, the Leadville Race Series now consists of seven running events and four mountain biking events, plus six events in the Leadville Qualifying Series. The Race Series stretches across three months, and hosts thousands of racers on foot and on mountain bikes in some of the world’s most iconic events. Endurance athletes worldwide now make the pilgrimage to Leadville, Colo., with the single goal of competing in “The Race Across the Sky.” Visit www.leadvilleraceseries.com for more information.
About Life Time®
Life Time (NYSE: LTH) empowers people to live healthy, happy lives through its portfolio of nearly 160 athletic country clubs across the United States and Canada. The company’s healthy way of life communities and ecosystem address all aspects of healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment for people 90 days to 90+ years old. Supported by a team of more than 30,000 dedicated professionals, Life Time is committed to providing the best programs and experiences through its clubs, iconic athletic events and comprehensive digital platform.
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