Moriah Wilson won the inaugural Big Sugar Gravel 103-mile race routed through the Ozark Mountains outside of Bentonville, Arkansas.
Wilson finished the race in five and a half hours to win the race by 1:13 over Emily Newsom and 18 minutes to third placed Maddy Ward.
“I don’t know if I had a strategy going in, just trying to hold on during the fast sections at the beginning,” said Wilson in a post-race press release.
“I was definitely a little off the back coming into the first section of gravel and then worked my way up in the women’s lead group and then started to pick up the pace a bit and finished strong. The first half was really fast, pretty loose, but it was really fun and a good mixture of different terrain.”
The marquee Big Sugar event offered a 103-mile course of challenging roads through the Ozarks with approximately 8,000 feet of elevation gain.
|Pos.||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Moriah Wilson (USA)||5:30:57|
|2||Emily Newsom (USA)||0:01:13|
|3||Maddy Ward (USA)||0:18:55|
|4||Emma Langley (USA)||0:41:28|
|5||Marisa Boaz (USA)||0:45:40|
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