European Challenge Family faces will provide professional athletes with the opportunity to race for a share of a €140,000 (£98,000) end-of-season bonus in 2016.

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The bonus will pay five deep for both men and women to those athletes who have accumulated the most points racing at Challenge Family events throughout Europe. The top ranked male and female will each take home €25k, second will earn €17k, third will win €13k, fourth €10k and fifth €5k.

Athletes will earn points accumulated from any five of Challenge Family’s 18 European races. Only two of the qualifying races may be full distance (226km). The points earned will be weighted according to distance and race results.

“All our races are committed to developing the careers of up and coming pros, as well as forming strong partnerships with those established in the sport,” said Challenge Family CEO, Zibi Szlufcik.

Athletes will continue to earn prize money at each Challenge Family European race.

Full distance European races will now pay eight deep with a total prize purse of €38k (£26.6k) while half distances races will pay six deep with a prize purse of €19k (£13.3k).

For full details visit http://www.challenge-family.com/pro-athletes-prize-money/