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Ivar Slik and Sofia Gomez Villafane Take Unbound Gravel Wins

Ivar Slik and Sofia Gomez Villafane Take Unbound Gravel Wins

It was a rainy day in Emporia, Kansas, this year as 4,000 racers took to the Garmin Unbound Gravel course, racing distances ranging from 50…

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It was a rainy day in Emporia, Kansas, this year as 4,000 racers took to the Garmin Unbound Gravel course, racing distances ranging from 50 to 350 miles. The 200-mile event is the best-known of the bunch, and as the second race in the Life Time Grand Prix series, the racing was predictably intense. Here are the results for 2022 edition of Unbound Gravel.

In the men’s 200 race, Dutch racer Ivar Slik took the win over Keegan Swenson and Ian Boswell in a three-man sprint. In the women’s 200 race, Sofia Gomez Villafane took the win after a long solo effort, followed by 2021 winner Lauren De Crescenzo and Emily Newsom.

The races were won in record time, despite some heavy rain, river flooding, and mud that caused certain parts of the XL and 200 courses to be re-routed, and forced riders to slog through deep mud on chunks of the course. Sofia Gomez Villafane Solos to Win the Women’s Unbound 200

Moriah Wilson’s absence in the stacked women’s field was noticeable from the moment riders arrived in Kansas. The young cyclist was leading the Life Time Grand Prix Series after winning the Sea Otter El Fuego 80K in April, but was tragically murdered in Austin, Texas, last month while there for a race. Event organizers paid tribute to Wilson by retiring the number one plate from the series and added a memorial ride in her honor on Friday evening.

From the very beginning of the race, Gomez Villafane was off […]

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