The Hagens Berman Axeon rider took on Big Sugar Gravel aboard BMC's new race-oriented gravel bike.
Just a year after transitioning from World Cup XCO to endurance racing, Cole Paton finished fourth overall in the Life Time Grand Prix series
The gravel newcomer was well prepared for the mud at this year's Unbound Gravel.
The wheels manage to keep costs low while focusing on durability and speed.
She rode this bike to sixth place in her first attempt at the race.
The former European road pro put his bike through the wringer at this muddy edition.
The biggest race in gravel put more demands on equipment that usual this year.
1x derailleurs and cassettes, RockShox suspension fork and dropper post with suspension, and Zipp wheels all purpose built for gravel.
FKT competition continues to gather momentum, with Geoff Kabush, Pete Stetina and a rider named Timon Fish posting fast times on Kokopelli recently.
The Canyon Grail now comes decked out with a variety of component choices: Shimano GRX one-by and SRAM Force eTap AXS two-by configurations.
14,000 feet of climbing and rattling descending on dirt and pavement. Here's what I liked and didn't like about my gear choices.