The weather forecast called for heavy snow and cold temperatures for Sunday's Old Man Winter Rally gravel race in Lyons, Colorado. Thus, the participants planned accordingly, and arrived to race with a wide array of bikes, tires, bags, and gear designed to accommodate the cold and snowy conditions. As it turns out, riders only got to use their snowy gear for 15 kilometers before the Colorado Department of Transportation called off the event due to safety hazards. But that wasn't before we snapped some photos of the gear that these riders used to beat the snow, ice, and cold.
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Rally Cycling will further commit itself to European racing in 2020, with key riders and managers moving full-time to Europe. The team's loss of GC start Brandon McNulty will see it refocus on stage wins and one-day races.
Gravel racers have become the entrepreneurs of American cycling, pushing the sponsorship model in strange new directions.