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Batten and Swenson win inaugural pro races at Little Sugar MTB

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Keegan Swenson (Santa Cruz Bicycles) and Haley Batten (Specialized Factory Racing) won the pro races of the inaugural Life Time Little Sugar MTB presented by Mazda, held in Bentonville, Arkansas on Sunday. The elite divisions competed on a marked, largely-singletrack course of 99.3 kilometres (61.7 miles) and 1,998 metres (6,558 feet) of elevation gain across north-west Arkansas.

The top five finishers for men and women earned equal shares from a $65,000 prize purse, made possible by Life Time and OZ Brands as the largest single-day prize payout in US mountain bike racing to date.

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