Significant changes include the addition of a seventh race, race fees paid for all selected athletes, and more doping controls.
The former professional road racer has found new inspiration in racing on the American off-road, as well as helping others get to the start line
The finale to a season full of challenges on and off the bike ended with everyone together at a brewery that felt like "a big house party, with friends left, right, center"
'There were definitely some offers and interest but there wasn’t anything enough to lure me into it,' American off-road star tells VeloNews.
'Obviously my big issue is that every time there’s a descent I’m dropping the wheel and I have to sprint for 5km just to get back to the group,' Irish rider says after fifth in Big Sugar Gravel.
Here are the results from every race in the 2022 series.
'I’m sure that I’m not a mountain biker, and at 41 I've tried to become one, but guys like Swenson and Finsterwald are used to riding mountain bikes since they were kids,' says veteran Dutch rider.
The Abus rider celebrated a breakthrough victory in Bentonville, with Emily Newsom and Alexis Skarda rounding out the podium.
He is joined on the podium by Keegan Swenson and Adam Roberge
The Abus Pro Gravel newbie has had a challenging season but is riding the steep learning curve upward
Swenson has the men's series in the bag, but outside of that it's anyone's game, especially in the super tight women's race
The two are competitors in the fierce off-road endurance circuit, but it hasn't gotten in the way of a decadelong friendship.
Rose Grant and Kelsey Urban join the the US national XC MTB champ on the podium
Riley Amos and Alexey Vermeulen complete the men's podium; Keegan Swenson's ride is riddled with crashes
American off-roader talks worlds, the road bike he'll race, and the types of team he'd sign for in 2023.
How riders like Sofia Gomez Villafañe, Sarah Sturm, Payson McElveen and others make ends meet
We catch up with the Jumbo-Visma star about what it takes to race in Europe, and if gravel is experience enough
The top US domestic off-road pro keeps getting asked about a move to Europe, and says he's open to the possibility.
The Olympian and XC pro is making her way back to the races, starting with the Leadville Trail 100 this weekend
'The young guys like Keegan Swenson are more complete than I am. Maybe if they put a road race in the series it would suit me better,' says Dutch rider.
The endurance pro shares details about his brand-new Allied BC40 and the changes he’s made for the high altitude race
'Technical limitations, course conditions and remote locations proved insurmountable,' says a statement from Life Time.
The Olympian says her decision comes down to three things: a lack of enjoyment, not enough safety, and questionable fairness
Keegan Swenson, Hannah Otto, Russell Finsterwald, and others explain why.
Cole Paton and Griffin Easter round out the podium, with Pete Stetina and Payson McElveen in fourth and fifth
Emma Grant and Sarah Sturm, both from Colorado, round out the podium
The legendary 10,000 feet of climbing in 69 miles returns as the third race in the Life Time Grand Prix series
Some testing is better than no testing, but as gravel expands and the incentives increase so do the anti-doping measures.
There's a new gang in town and they're ready to leave their mark on the US gravel scene.
Inbound baby: Ted King racing Unbound Gravel rests on one thing — having a baby in the next 48 hours
'First and foremost I don’t want to miss the birth of my son,' two-time winner tells VeloNews.
Pro triathlete and gravel racer Rach McBride on what gravel could teach triathlon about inclusive categories
And, on what gravel organizers need to watch out for as they set aside spots for non-binary riders
I invested a lot of time and effort into improving my MTB skills. And then, alas, I went down just minutes into the first Grand Prix race.
Kaysee Armstrong, Crystal Anthony, Amity Rockwell, Isabel King, Colin Strickland, John Keller, and Laurens ten Dam weigh in on the brand-new format of bike racing.
Russell Finsterwald, Evelyn Dong, Alex Howes, Sofia Gomez Villafañe and others reflect after the Fuego 80k at Sea Otter Classic.
American rider crashes on the first lap but holds firm to pick up potentially priceless points in the Life Time Grand Prix.
Russell Finsterwald and Alex Wild complete the podium in the first race of the new Life Time Grand Prix.
The world champion on the track will line up at the Fuego 80k on Saturday, the first race of the Life Time Grand Prix series.
‘We come as a package,’ says Paton, although the two have separate, ambitious goals for the 2022 season.
60 riders will race three MTB and three gravel races for a shot at part of the $250,000 purse.
The automaker will launch the Mazda CX-50, an all-new all wheel drive crossover model, at the Sea Otter Classic.
The IP world record holder joins Jukebox Cycling and targets Life Time Grand Prix race series.
The two pro mountain bikers will split their time between gravel and singletrack this year, each focusing on the Life Time Grand Prix, as well as other events.
The 38-year-old opens up about not making the Tokyo team, the thrill of racing in front of hometown crowds, and sharing her experiences through public speaking.
The Spirit Tour: Keegan Swenson, Russell Finsterwald, Kerry Werner, and Ryan Standish chase the sun into 2022 season
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The June 4, 2022 Kansas gravel event features six distances, from 25 to 350 miles.
The defending champ of Unbound Gravel supports the series but wants to stay true to his post-retirement plan: having fun and no pressure.
Amity Rockwell, Ruth Winder, Katerina Nash, and Lea Davison headline women's list; Keegan Swenson, Alex Howes, Pete Stetina, and Kiel Reijnen top the men's.
The points-based series to include six Life Time events, including the 200-mile Unbound Gravel and the Leadville Trail 100.