After a spectacular Challenge Roth – in which world records were smashed – the top five of the Challenge Family World bonus has changed quite a bit. Among others, Roth winners Magnus Ditlev and Daniela Ryf have entered the top five of the standings, as well as runner-up Anne Haug. Incidentally, it is still Mathis Margirier/Caleb Noble and Lucy Byram who lead the World Bonus standings, but the differences are small.
The Challenge Family World Bonus provides professional athletes with the opportunity to race for a share of a US$125,000 end-of-season bonus as well as a prize purse at the races. The World Bonus starts with the first Challenge Family / Clash event in 2023 and ends with the last race taking place in 2023. The US$125k bonus pays five deep across both men and women with the top ranked pros taking home $25k, second will earn $16.5k and third will win $12k, fourth $6k and fifth $3k.
Ranking is decided through a points system based on placings earned. Athletes are only able to count their six best Challenge Family or Clash races during the season, of which no more than one can be a long distance race (226km). In the advent of a tie, the prize money will be shared. More information and full standings can be found here.
Athletes leading the World Bonus so far: