Event also partners with Ride For Racial Justice in 2021 to help race equality
Daniel Benson December 6, 2020
SBT GRVL, one of the premier gravel races in the United States of America has taken the decision to split their prize purse equally between male and female competitors in 2021.
The event, which is set to take place in Steamboat Springs on August 15, 2021, has attracted 3,000 entries with a stellar line up of professional riders expected, including former WorldTour riders Peter Stetina, Jacob Rathe, Alison Tetrick, Lauren Stephens, and Laurens ten Dam. Whitney Alison, Lex Albrecht, Kaysee Armstrong, Sarah Sturm, Sarah Max, Lauren De Crescenzo, Emily Newsom, Colin Strickland, and former Olympian Geoff Kabush are also expected to race.
Amy Charity, from SBT GRVL told Cyclingnews that the event’s long-term aim was to achieve a 50-50 split between male and female entries and that next year’s $22,000 prize fund would be split down the middle across the professional field.