Emily Newsom: Racing Unbound is comparable to childbirth

Emily Newsom
Emily Newsom (TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank) (Image credit: Garmin UNBOUND Gravel presented by Craft)

Emily Newsom (TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank) has compared her experience racing Unbound Gravel 200 with that of childbirth. A professional cyclist and mother, Newsom secured third place behind winner Lauren De Crescenzo (Cinch Cycling) and runner-up Amity Rockwell (Pinarello Scuderia) covering the 206.8-mile race in 12:30:52.

"I’ve given birth to a child. This was the first race that was comparable to having a kid," Newsom said following the event, which ran through the Flint Hills of Kansas on Saturday.

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Kirsten Frattini
Deputy Editor

Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.