Stacked field for Strade Bianche-inspired gravel race in California

Shasta Gravel Hugger
Views from the Shasta Gravel Hugger (Image credit: Shasta Gravel Hugger)

While the best riders from men’s and women’s WorldTour teams take on Strade Bianche this weekend, a gravel race tucked away in California will take place and pay homage to the iconic dirt roads of Italy.

The Shasta Gravel Hugger is expecting a stacked field, despite COVID-19 restrictions with US cyclo-cross champion Clara Honsinger and former WorldTour riders Pete Stetina and Jacob Rathe all on the start list for the 100-mile event on Saturday.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at 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.