Sturm and Grotts win stage while Gomez Villafañe and Blevins secure overall wins
Blevins and Gomez Villafañe win the 'Queen's Stage,' one day of racing remains.
GC remains unchanged with Blevins' and Gomez Villafañe's leads deepening
Gomez Villafañe and Blevins win again, with an eight minute gap between the top two women and 16 seconds separating Blevins from Pete Stetina in the GC.
Gomez Villafañe handily wins the women's race while Christopher Blevins outsprints Pete Stetina to take the stage.
The Unbound 200 champ says that a pro woman's experience in gravel is dictated by her efforts in relation to men, not the other women competitors.
Power Analysis: Sofia Gomez Villafañe wins 10-hour battle with Lauren De Crescenzo at Unbound Gravel
'The Argentinian’s endurance is one of the most impressive performances I’ve ever seen,' says Nehr.
'After that I tried clawing back again, and I was making up ground, and then we got to that crazy mud section and that was insane,' says 2021 winner.
The biggest race in gravel put more demands on equipment that usual this year.
Lauren De Crescenzo comes home in second after a valiant performance.
Both Specialized Off-Road riders are headed to Emporia next, for 200 miles of Unbound Gravel
Russell Finsterwald, Evelyn Dong, Alex Howes, Sofia Gomez Villafañe and others reflect after the Fuego 80k at Sea Otter Classic.
German duo Georg Egger and Lukas Baum (Speed Company Racing) overcome a deficit of 2:45 to win the men's race.
American female duo take third stage-win of race, men's GC sees shakeup as Blevins and Beers slide back into third overall.
Cape Epic: Schurter and Forster finally have their day while Ferrand-Prévot and de Groot rally to win stage
Some shuffle in the women's GC, but Gomez Villafañe and Batten maintain their lead while Andreas Seewald and Martin Stošek sit atop the men's overall after two stages.
In the men's race, Blevins/Beers fall to seventh overall, as Swenson/Marotte move into third.
If they win, the duo will be the second and third American women in history to land on the top step of the South African race.
The two pro mountain bikers will split their time between gravel and singletrack this year, each focusing on the Life Time Grand Prix, as well as other events.
There is no clear consensus yet, other than the fact that pro women want the stage to be set for fair and honest racing.
The Clif Pro Team rider outwits Flavia Oliveira and Tiffany Cromwell in a commanding victory.
The Clif Pro Team rider has learned to embrace her bi-culturalism on and off the bike.
Maude Farrell, Lauren De Crescenzo round out women's podium; Zach Calton, Edward Anderson beaten by Stetina in Utah gravel race.
It's Sofia Gomez Villafañe's time to shine.