US pro road champs line up for gravel test at Old Man Winter

The Old Man Winter Rally in Colorado
The Old Man Winter Rally in Colorado takes place February 9 in Lyons (Image credit: Old Man Winter Rally)

US pro road race champions Alex Howes (EF Pro Cycling) and Ruth Winder (Trek-Segafredo) will join Dirty Kanza winners Colin Strickland and Amity Rockwell at Sunday's Old Man Winter Rally gravel race in Colorado. 

The town of Lyons will host the next stop for many of cycling's growing number of "gravel pros" this weekend when the 6th Annual Old Man Winter Rally sets off on a 100km course that will test riders against the course and the elements.

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Growing up in Missoula, Montana, Pat competed in his first bike race in 1985 at Flathead Lake. He studied English and journalism at the University of Oregon and has covered North American cycling extensively since 2009, as well as racing and teams in Europe and South America. Pat currently lives in the US outside of Portland, Oregon, with his imaginary dog Rusty.