So long, Tour de France. Goodbye, WorldTour. Hello, wide-open dirt roads. Pete Stetina raced professionally for ten years for Garmin, BMC and Trek-Segafredo. Now, he races for himself on gravel.
Inside the DIY life of gravel pro and WorldTour refugee Pete Stetina.
We discuss Peter Stetina's decision to race gravel instead of WorldTour road; plus, writer Patrick Redford talks about covering cycling for Deadspin.
The boom in gravel racing makes it a strong alternative to a career in the WorldTour thanks to increased sponsor interest and rapid expansion in events.
WorldTour pro Peter Stetina will walk away from WorldTour road racing to launch a career in gravel racing and ultra-endurance mountain biking. "This is not a retirement," Stetina says.