L39ION of Los Angeles up against stacked field at Grasshopper gravel series

Lance Haidet showing off his bike skills
L39ion of Los Angeles' Lance Haidet showing off his bike skills (Image credit: Kit Karzen)

Tyler Williams and 2019 US national U23 road champion Lance Haidet will represent a strong L39ION of Los Angeles team at this weekend’s Grasshopper Huffmaster Hopper in California. The latest in the Grasshopper Series will see 500 competitors line up for the 89-mile race with Geoff Kabush, Kateřina Nash and Flavia Oliveira also set to headline the event.

According to race organiser Miguel Crawford, the gravel race will throw up different challenges to the typical Grasshopper races, with Crawford telling Cyclingnews that team tactics could well be a deciding factor in the outcome of the race.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at Cyclingnews.com between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.