Gravel racers have become the entrepreneurs of American cycling, pushing the sponsorship model in strange new directions.
TJ Eisenhart has left road cycling behind to launch his own gravel program called Imaginary Collective. The program boasts an innovative sponsorship model that bucks the trend commonly found in road cycling teams.
American Quinn Simmons has big ambitions for his WorldTour debut, including starts in Paris-Roubaix, Strade Bianche, and gravel racing's biggest event, the Dirty Kanza 200.
Alex Howes joins us for the final VeloNews Podcast of 2019 to talk Dirty Kanza, USPro, and his ambitions for next season.
Life Time has acquired the Crusher in the Tushar, adding another marquee gravel event to its lineup of off-road cycling races.
This week's podcast features contributor Betsy Welch, who covered the Dirty Kanza, Epic Rides and other off-road events this year. Welch discusses why these events are helping bring women into cycling.
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.
A victory at the Belgian Waffle Ride and strong showings at other off-road adventure races helped Stetina rekindle love for the bike
What compels a mainstream sports columnist to write about pro cycling? We ask Jason Gay of The Wall Street Journal
The new Allied Able was ridden to victory by both Colin Strickland and Amity Rockwell at Dirty Kanza 200
Dirty Kanza winner Colin Strickland talks about his race; Spencer recounts his Dirty Kanza; the Giro's chaotic final week
Dirty Kanza's female champion loves "crazy long adventure" training rides in Northern California
The non-traditional racing calendars of WorldTour teams brings riders closer to fans, however they also create potential pitfalls on social media
The 2019 Dirty Kanza featured hot temperatures, sunshine, and a compelling battle in both the men's and women's races. VeloNews photo director Brad Kaminski was in Emporia this year to capture all of the action from the weekend.
Amity Rockwell wins women's Dirty Kanza 200 after making a late charge to overtake Alison Tetrick
What's the buzz at this year's Dirty Kanza? Tire choice and weather conditions surpass pro participation and corporate ownership
VeloNews is on the ground in Emporia, Kansas for the 2019 Dirty Kanza. Here's what we saw in the pre-race expo
The pro mountain biker talks with VeloNews about race strategy, how WorldTour riders might change the race dynamic, and the all-important question of aero bars.
Gravel’s big year: Inside the Dirty Kanza’s sale; prize cash in the Rockies; WorldTour participation
Gravel cycling is having a big year in 2019, with corporate buyouts, big paydays, and even interest from WorldTour pro riders
The Giro d'Italia roars into its final week with plenty of action. Plus, we talk Dirty Kanza with gravel racer Colin Strickland
The WorldTour riders attending Dirty Kanza 200 do intend to race for the win. Whether or not they can win is another story
How will professional road racers shake up this year's Dirty Kanza 200? Reigning champion Ted King is eager to find out
Check out Dan Cavallari's author page.
Dirty Kanza organizers say the 2019 course is maybe the best yet. The expo will also double in size. Life Time is taking a cautious approach to growth, however.
Dirty Kanza has found ways to boost female participation far beyond what most conventional bike races see. Kristi Mohn explains how.
To balance life and training, this rider uses SOLOS Smart Glasses to get the most out of each workout.
Riders from the EF Education First WorldTour team will race Dirty Kanza, Leadville 100, Three Peaks, and Taiwan KOM Challenge in 2019.
Since EF announced its partnership with Rapha, we've all been wondering how WorldTour pros will fare in "alternative" races.
Chris Case swore he'd never race Dirty Kanza again. He was lying. And the second time around wasn't much easier.
Riders share stories of how they got through the brutal, 206-mile Dirty Kanza.
We got dirty last weekend in Kansas at the famous Dirty Kanza 200 gravel race!
Salsa Cycles decided to add a bit of cushy comfort to Dirty Kanza with a red velour chaise lounge. The photos were amazing.
Thousands of riders take on the challenge of a 206-mile gravel race through the Flint Hills of Kansas.
Ted King and Kaitlin Keough won the Dirty Kanza 200 gravel race on Saturday in Emporia, Kansas.
Defending Dirty Kanza champion Mat Stephens says aero bars were key to his 2017 win, and he's not giving them up anytime soon.
Geoff Kabush says you’re an idiot if you are running aero bars at Dirty Kanza, and he's here to explain why.
Chris Case outlines what you should bring to a grueling gravel race such as the 200-mile Dirty Kanza.
The second installment in a series detailing Chris Case's nutrition strategy for Dirty Kanza 200.
Welcome to The Dirt, the weekly news round-up on what is happening in the worlds of gravel, mountain biking.
Can Chris Case's physical and biological mechanics adapt to the rigors of going long — like 13+ hours long?
Hauswald draws on inspiration from two close family members and their battles with illness to win perhaps the toughest Dirty Kanza 200 yet
When alone and beaten down by the wind and the Flint Hills, a constant stream of calculations keeps a rider moving toward 205 miles
Nick Legan prepares himself, and a special bike, for a 200-mile gravel road race