Colin Strickland

Gallery: The Mid South

Despite rain storms and coronavirus warnings, more than 1,200 riders took the start at The Mid South, March 14. Wil Matthews was there to capture the action.

Colin Strickland’s Allied Able for The Mid South

Colin Strickland, winner of the 2019 Dirty Kanza, is among the favorites for The Mid South, being held March 14 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He'll be racing this new-graphic Allied Able with matching new Rapha Meteor x Allied kit. More than 2,000 racers signed up for the 100-mile race on the burnt-orange clay roads, but fewer than that will take the start because of the coronavirus. For the design, Strickland provided designers references from the hills around his home in Austin, Texas.

Monuments of Gravel: Dirty Kanza 200

Dirty Kanza 200 was our only unanimous selection to the VeloNews Monuments of Gravel list, and it's easy to see why. The 200-mile race has become the most famous and prestigious gravel event on the planet.

Gallery: 2019 VeloNews Photos of the year

As it does every year, pro cycling produced an amazing array of photography in 2019. Our editorial team sifted through hundreds of images from various cycling photographers to come up with our favorite photos from the 2019 season for our annual VeloNews Awards Issue. Here are our selections from the year in racing: