Gravel specialist Strickland foils WorldTour riders in Dirty Kanza

Stetina, Howes round out men's podium, Amity Rockwell wins women's event

Colin Strickland (Meteor X Giordana) won the 2019 men’s Dirty Kanza gravel race, crossing the finish line in Emporia, Kansas with his bike raised above his head as he walked across the finish line after just shy of 10 hours of racing.

Strickland was part of a group of eight riders that formed earlier in the race, which included Lachlan Morton and Alex Howes (EF Education First) and Peter Stetina (Trek-Segafredo).

The lead group eventually split up with the Red Bull athlete Strickland riding away solo for over 150 kilometres to finish 9:06 ahead of Stetina. EF Education First duo of Howes and Morton finished together nearly 20 minutes behind Strickland, after Howes suffered a mechanical, to make up the top-four riders.

Speaking to Velonews after the race, Strickland said: "I rolled the dice and was betting on discord and a lack of cohesion behind. I knew I had to get through 40 miles of headwind, and then I would have a ripping tailwind.

"Catch me if you can in a tailwind, I love to go fast."

Former race winner and WorldTour professional Ted King and Stetina’s Trek-Segafredo teammate Kiel Reijnen also finished in the top 10.

Amity Rockwell (Easton Overland Gravel Team) won the women’s race after being part of the two lead groups that broke ahead after 64 kilometres of racing.

Rockwell, Olivia Dillon (Velocio) and Alison Tetrick (Specialized) were within aronud 10 minutes of each other in the final quarter of the race before Dillon punctured and allowed Rockwell and Dillon to pass before Rockwell then pressed on to move into first place and win solo 16:25 ahead of Tetrick, with Sarah Max in third.

Early race leader Dillon eventually finished in fifth place, nearly an hour down on Rockwell.

The 324.6-kilometre event is a gravel/mixed terrain event through the Flint Hills region of Kansas, USA. A total of 2,700 riders took part in the various races in this year’s edition.

 

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Colin Strickland9:58:48 
2Peter Stetina0:09:06 
3Alex Howes0:19:47 
4Lachlan Morton0:19:48 
5Payson Mcelveen0:36:40 
6Joshua Berry0:39:52 
7Ted King  
8Kiel Reijnen  
9Noah Granigan0:54:05 
10Tristan Uhl1:03:39 
11John Borstelmann  
12Michael Sencenbaugh1:08:55 
13Nicholas Diniz1:10:16 
14Geoff Kabush1:18:05 
15Mat Stephens1:23:27 
16Mike Barton1:33:08 
17Nate Whitman1:36:49 
18Jesse Moore1:36:50 
19Lance Haidet1:42:29 
20James Walsh1:48:02 
21Jon Okenfuss1:48:28 
22Christopher Bagg1:51:33 
23Michael Morgan1:53:43 
24Joel Brazil1:56:05 
25Oliver Young2:04:14 
26Jeremiah Bishop2:04:15 
27Cory Wallace2:08:44 
28Ed Cork2:12:13 
29George Piepgras2:12:48 
30Yannick Eckmann2:14:52 
31Scott Witthoff2:15:40 
32Noah Tautfest2:16:03 
33Neal Harrison2:16:07 
34Nathan Keck2:16:47 
35Scott Tietzel2:17:42 
36Jake Pantone2:18:32 
37Addison Zawada2:19:06 
38Tim Ahern2:21:05 
39Joel Spalding2:21:06 
40Blake Anton2:24:06 
41Jacob Duehring2:24:07 
42Hafsteinn Geirsson2:28:10 
43Jason Judy2:29:01 
44Sigurður Stefánsson2:29:40 
45Ben Raymond2:29:42 
46Thomas Turner  
47Hart Robinson2:30:00 
48Seth Bitting2:33:19 
49Adam Ventling  
50Glenn Kirk2:34:33 
Women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Amity Rockwell11:59:53 
2Alison Tetrick0:16:25 
3Sarah Max0:29:31 
4Kae Takeshita0:42:25 
5Olivia Dillon0:57:32 
6Amanda Nauman1:02:20 
7Amy Charity1:08:29 
8Judah Sencenbaugh1:19:09 
9Sarah Swallow1:22:54 
10Vicki Barclay1:32:28 
11Peta Takai1:39:38 
12Elizabeth Mccalley1:50:48 
13Cynthia Frazier1:54:50 
14Eleanor Joice1:57:52 
15Jamie Henningson2:00:00 
16Betsy Welch2:06:03 
17Hillary Allen2:10:13 
18Leah Lemke2:15:17 
19Katharine Welling2:20:23 
20Christina Bonnington2:25:13 
21Mary Penta2:31:31 
22Michelle Hance  
23Kristina Vrouwenvelder2:32:30 
24Sara Siems2:33:49 
25Rachel Wills2:36:57 
26Anna Grace Christiansen2:54:51 
27Hailey Moore2:55:50 
28Sami Sauri2:58:33 
29Marieke Dechesne3:02:23 
30Stephanie Wurtz3:04:17 
31Celine Oberholzer3:07:24 
32Andrea Briedé3:10:49 
33Karen Pritchard3:11:21 
34Caesie Reynolds3:17:20 
35Claire Shurtz3:18:01 
36Nan Lueckert3:25:24 
37Angie Kennedy3:31:03 
38Christine Thornburg3:31:11 
39Courtney Morgan  
40Erin Ayala3:35:40 
41Marcella Toldi3:39:31 
42Janice Tower3:41:37 
43Christina Grande3:46:16 
44Kimberly Paez3:55:21 
45Jennifer Barbour3:58:29 
46Kelly Kowalczyk4:02:07 
47Claire Law4:04:49 
48Sara Mcdowell4:05:36 
49Jennifer Summers4:05:38 
50Dana Zimmel4:08:38 

 

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