Howes to tackle 355km route from Colorado to Kansas

US road race champion Alex Howes (EF Pro Cycling)
US road race champion Alex Howes (EF Pro Cycling) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

EF Pro Cycling's Alex Howes will ride 355km from his home in Colorado to Kansas on Thursday as an "ode" to the postponed Dirty Kanza gravel race, which the US road race champion finished third at in 2019, and was due to ride again this Saturday.

The Dirty Kanza was originally set to take place on May 30, and Howes was again set to race it as part of his team's 'alternative calendar', with EF's riders – and Lachlan Morton, in particular – having started the trend last season of taking part in various off-road events in tandem with the WorldTour squad's usual road programme.

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