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Pro bike gallery: Niki Terpstra’s Specialized Crux

The spring classics specialist traded in his road bike for some late summer gravel.

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Gravel racing has become a way for many roadies to continue racing after their time in the WorldTour comes to an end. But current WorldTour pros have been known to get in on the fun (second-degree fun at least) as well.

Best known as a classics specialist with a Paris-Roubaix and Flanders title to his name, Niki Terpstra headed out to Colorado earlier this month for the LeadBoat Challenge, taking on the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race and SBT GRVL all in one weekend. The 38-year-old did pretty well for his first competitive gravel outing, finishing sixth in Steamboat Springs.

We got a closer look at his Specialized Crux gravel bike just after he crossed the finish line at SBT GRVL. Built up with sponsor-correct components and what his TotalEnergies team service course had on hand, the build is an interesting blend of road and gravel components.

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