Wacky races (spoilers)

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bitsandbobs

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This weekend is Unbound Gravel.

Quite a few current and ex-pros chancing their hands.

Laurens ten Dam and Thomas Dekker going in the mens.

Amanda Naumen stepping up to the XL race in the womens.
 

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*SPOILER*

But what's this? They've been chained to a post, by shifty Dick Dastardly. Who SHIFTs into the wrong gear. And they're off! On those way out wacky races!

*END SPOILER*

There will probably come a time when I can't remember my own name, but I doubt I'll ever forget those immortal words.
 

Adam4868

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Just reading Ian Boswell won it,with a sprint against Laurens Ten Dam at the finish.I remeber him from Sky then I think Katusha ? Didn't know he was still racing.
 
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bitsandbobs

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Just reading Ian Boswell won it,with a sprint against Laurens Ten Dam at the finish.I remeber him from Sky then I think Katusha ? Didn't know he was still racing.
Boswell rides on the US gravel circuit. I expect theres pretty ok money to be made at the top.
Peter Stetina was 3rd, another ex-pro, who rode for BMC and Trek.

Unbound Gravel is probably the biggest bike race these days in the US in terms of public visibility. I watched Dwars door Hageland yesterday on Belgian telly and the commentators spent more time wittering on about UG than the race in front of them (Sven Nys was one of the commentators and I think he rode UG a few years back).
 

Adam4868

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Boswell rides on the US gravel circuit. I expect theres pretty ok money to be made at the top.
Peter Stetina was 3rd, another ex-pro, who rode for BMC and Trek.

Unbound Gravel is probably the biggest bike race these days in the US in terms of public visibility. I watched Dwars door Hageland yesterday on Belgian telly and the commentators spent more time wittering on about UG than the race in front of them (Sven Nys was one of the commentators and I think he rode UG a few years back).
Don't know much about it to be honest....looks tough enough ! How olds Ten Dams ? Must be 40 ish.
 
Boswell rides on the US gravel circuit. I expect theres pretty ok money to be made at the top.
It's probably not great, as I think he is also doing journalism on the side.

He guests on THE Cycling Podcast oftentimes*, and mentioned doing interviews for other media.

Is there footage of the sprint finish out there??


*that's his favourite word, not mine!
 
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Just reading Ian Boswell won it,with a sprint against Laurens Ten Dam at the finish.I remeber him from Sky then I think Katusha ? Didn't know he was still racing.
He retired in part due to concussion related issues, I guess he thinks he's safer on gravel than flying into bends on wet cobbles in a bunch doing 50kph...he's probably right^_^.

I have a vague recollection that he's working for Zwift or one of those bike techie things
 
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bitsandbobs

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He retired in part due to concussion related issues, I guess he thinks he's safer on gravel than flying into bends on wet cobbles in a bunch doing 50kph...he's probably right^_^.

I have a vague recollection that he's working for Zwift or one of those bike techie things
You're ight, but it's Wahoo.
 
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