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Boswell, Gomez Villafane claim Belgian Waffle Ride crowns in Asheville - Gallery

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Images from the 2021 Belgian Waffle Ride in Asheville

Ian Boswell put in his winning attack on a steep paved climb late in the race (Image credit: Belgian Waffle Ride)
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Sofia Gomez Villafane (CLIF Pro Team) won the women's event (Image credit: Belgian Waffle Ride)
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Ian Boswell leads the pack early in the race (Image credit: Belgian Waffle Ride)
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Flavia Oliveira amid the pack (Image credit: Belgian Waffle Ride)
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Images from the 2021 Belgian Waffle Ride in Asheville (Image credit: Belgian Waffle Ride)
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Ian Boswell (Wahoo) leads the Belgian Waffle Ride (Image credit: Belgian Waffle Ride)
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Flavia Oliveira (Excel Sports) was second (Image credit: Belgian Waffle Ride)
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The Asheville BWR went around the lovely Lake Summit on its gravel road (Image credit: Belgian Waffle Ride)
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Tiffany Cromwell (Canyon-SRAM) leads along Lake Summit (Image credit: Belgian Waffle Ride)
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Sofia Gomez Villafane (CLIF Pro Team) finishes as first woman (Image credit: Belgian Waffle Ride)
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Kerry Werner (Kona Maxxis) would finish fourth (Image credit: Belgian Waffle Ride)
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The start of the BWR Asheville (Image credit: Belgian Waffle Ride)
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Flavia Oliveira (Excel Sports) during the 2021 Belgian Waffle Ride in Asheville (Image credit: Belgian Waffle Ride)
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A sharp hairpin on gravel on the Lake Summit section (Image credit: Belgian Waffle Ride)
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Tiffany Cromwell at the start (Image credit: Belgian Waffle Ride)
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The Asheville Belgian Waffle Ride went through the dense woods of Dupont Forest (Image credit: Belgian Waffle Ride)
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Mud on the 2021 Belgian Waffle Ride in Asheville (Image credit: Belgian Waffle Ride)
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Scenery from the 2021 Belgian Waffle Ride in Asheville (Image credit: Belgian Waffle Ride)
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Scenery from the 2021 Belgian Waffle Ride in Asheville (Image credit: Belgian Waffle Ride)
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The 2021 Belgian Waffle Ride in Asheville at the Cascade Lake gravel section (Image credit: Belgian Waffle Ride)
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Riders during the 2021 Belgian Waffle Ride in Asheville (Image credit: Belgian Waffle Ride)

Ian Boswell (Wahoo) continued his domination of the North American gravel scene, taking out the win in the Asheville Belgian Waffle Ride on August 21. The Unbound Gravel 200 race winner stormed clear of a select group on the final paved ascent after 90 miles of racing to seal the victory over Adam Roberge (Scuderia Pinarello) and Brennan Wertz (Team Mike's Bikes p/b Equator Coffees).

Sofia Gomez Villafane (CLIF Pro Team) added to her recent victory at Crusher in the Tushar to win the women's event ahead of Flavia Oliveira Parks (Excel Sports) and Tiffany Cromwell (Canyon-SRAM).

Heavy rains and flooding from the remnants of tropical storm Fred shortened the course slightly but the route still took in an ample number of gravel sections in North and South Carolina, including sectors around the scenic Lake Summit and Green River. The route circled the DuPont State Recreational Forest, climbing Pinnacle Mountain Road and descending past Cascade Lake before climbing Jeter Mountain Road to the finish at the Ride Kanuga mountain bike park and conference center.

Men
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ian Boswell (Wahoo) 4:43:04
2Adam Roberge (Scuderia Pinarello) 0:01:34
3Brennan Wertz (Team Mike's Bikes p/b Equator Coffees) 0:01:37
4Kerry Werner (Kona Maxxis shimano cx) 0:03:03
5Russell Finsterwald (CLIF Pro Team) 0:03:04
6Dylan Johnson (Niner) 0:03:05
7Jeremiah Bishop (CANYON) 0:06:33
8Conor Schunk (Aevolo) 0:09:13
9Will Hardin (Project Echelon) 0:11:42
10Logan Kasper (Flow formulas the black bibs) 0:11:43

Women
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sofia Gomez Villafane (CLIF Pro Team) 5:17:12
2Flavia Oliveira Parks (Excel Sports) 0:04:38
3Tiffany Cromwell (Canyon/ Sram) 0:13:30
4Margie Bemis (Team CWA) 0:23:15
5Vicki Barclay 0:30:14
6Grace Chappell (RiderBox) 0:46:23
7Alice Walton (FAFL p/b Sportful) 0:47:47
8Nora Klingfus (PEaK) 0:50:41
9Luz Cardona (Cane Creek/The Cycle Path p/b Classic Cycling) 1:00:02
10Katie Morales (Team Origin) 1:09:04