Laurens ten Dam preps for third Unbound 200 at Gravel Locos

Laurens ten Dam carried a 10-minute lead in GC headed to stage 6
Laurens ten Dam at Transcordilleras off-road stage race (Image credit: Transcordilleras Rally Colombia 2023)

Laurens ten Dam, winner of Gravel Locos in 2021, returned to the US this week taking aim on La Loca in Hico, Texas. It is the first of two American adventures for the Dutchman who has a bullseye on Unbound Gravel. The 150-mile Texas gravel grinder is serving as “the perfect preparation” for what could be a third consecutive sprint finish at Unbound. 

The 200-plus mile off-road romp through the Flint Hills has come down to a full gallop on the tarmac for the past two years, with Ten Dam finishing second to Ian Boswell in 2021 and fourth to fellow Dutch rider Ivar Slik in 2022. 

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Jackie Tyson
North American Production editor

Jackie has been involved in professional sports for more than 30 years in news reporting, sports marketing and public relations. She founded Peloton Sports in 1998, a sports marketing and public relations agency, which managed projects for Tour de Georgia, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and USA Cycling. She also founded Bike Alpharetta Inc, a Georgia non-profit to promote safe cycling. She is proud to have worked in professional baseball for six years - from selling advertising to pulling the tarp for several minor league teams. She has climbed l'Alpe d'Huez three times (not fast). Her favorite road and gravel rides are around horse farms in north Georgia (USA) and around lavender fields in Provence (France), and some mtb rides in Park City, Utah (USA).