Sofia Gómez Villafane's Specialized Crux: The Unbound 200 women's winning bike

Sofía Gómez Villafane's Specialized Crux for Unbound Gravel 200
Sofía Gómez Villafane's Specialized Crux for Unbound Gravel 200 (Image credit: Snowy Mountain Photography)

Sofia Gómez Villafañe is on a roll. The Argentine mountain biker has already picked up wins at Cape Epic and Rule of Three this year, and can now add a victory at the women's Unbound 200 to her glowing - and growing - palmarès.

Despite reportedly not having trained on a gravel bike all winter, nor having trained for more than five hours at a time, Gómez Villafañe rode solo for over 80 miles to take an impressive victory nine minutes ahead of defending champion, Lauren De Crescenzo, with Emily Newsom in third at 21 minutes.

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton. He has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. 

On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years. He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.