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Kabush and Hall win Low Gap – Grasshopper Adventure Series 2020

Elite men: Low Gap Park

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Kabush hits the gravel (Image credit: Brian Tucker)
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The men's podium: Kabush, Stetina and Floren (Image credit: Brian Tucker)
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The women's podium: Hall, Cantwell and Wilson (Image credit: Brian Tucker)


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Race winner Geoff Kabush after the race (Image credit: Brian Tucker)
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Peter Stetina finished second (Image credit: Brian Tucker)
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Stetina and Floren out on the road (Image credit: Brian Tucker)
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Kabush leads a chase group down a descent (Image credit: Brian Tucker)
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Kabush rides in front of Aria Kiani (Image credit: Brian Tucker)
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Laurens ten Dam and Ryan Rinn (Image credit: Brian Tucker)
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Paul Whitfield in an aero tuck (Image credit: Brian Tucker)
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Lauren Cantwell (middle) took second in the women's race (Image credit: Brian Tucker)
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A bird's eye view of the competitors (Image credit: Brian Tucker)
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Race founder and organiser Miguel Crawford (Image credit: Brian Tucker)
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Women's podium finisher Moriah Wilson (Image credit: Brian Tucker)
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Women's winner Katie Hall (right) alongside Christopher Phipps (centre) (Image credit: Brian Tucker)
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Stetina tackles a gravel sector (Image credit: Brian Tucker)
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A group of riders head down a descent (Image credit: Brian Tucker)
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Sandy Floren getting mucky in the gravel (Image credit: Brian Tucker)
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Chas Christiansen enjoying his ride (Image credit: Brian Tucker)
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Lauren Cantwell on the gravel (Image credit: Brian Tucker)
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Katie Hall tackled the race in the kit of her trade team Boels Dolmans (Image credit: Brian Tucker)
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Retired WorldTour racer Laurens ten Dam took on his first gravel race of 2020 (Image credit: Brian Tucker)
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Tyler Ackerson braved the conditions in short sleeves (Image credit: Brian Tucker)
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Riders head down a gravel descent (Image credit: Brian Tucker)
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Ten Dam enjoying his day out (Image credit: Brian Tucker)
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Moriah Wilson out on the course (Image credit: Brian Tucker)
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Katie Hall riding to victory (Image credit: Brian Tucker)

Geoff Kabush claimed the opening race of the Grasshopper gravel race in Ukiah, California, upsetting former WorldTour pro-turned gravel racer Peter Stetina and Sandy Floren.

Kabush explained on Twitter that he closed a three-minute gap on the last descent to reel in the two leaders, then out-paced the pair to take the win.

Stetina and fellow former road pro Laurens ten Dam converted to gravel racing after hanging up their skinny tyres.

In the women's race, mountain bike star Kate Courtney was a no-show but Boels Dolmans' Katie Hall claimed top honours nearly ten minutes quicker than her closest rival, Lauren Cantwell with Moriah Wilson in third.

Hall separated herself from  Cantwell, Wilson, Tetrick and the rest of the field on the opening climb and pushed on to take victory. 

The next race in Grasshopper 2020 Series comes on February 29, with the SuperSweetwater.

Results

Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Geoff Kabush 2:29:47
2Peter Stetina
3Sandy Floren0:00:01
4Chris Baird0:07:49
5Laurens Ten Dam0:08:35
6Tyler Ackerson0:16:30
7Jonathan Baker0:17:45
8David Richter0:18:19
9Shannon Owery0:18:32
10Mark Severy0:19:10
11Brian Funk0:21:54
12Gavin Murray0:24:24
13Zach Morvant0:27:36
14Chas Christiansen0:27:43
15Kazzle Spencer0:45:16
16Todd Stone1:00:52
17Jd Bergmann1:02:41
18Richard Sheehe1:10:05
19Marshall Hayman1:31:31
20Michael Jasinski2:14:30

Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katie Hall 2:56:44
2Lauren Cantwell0:09:25
3Moriah Wilson0:09:57
4Jennifer Wheeler0:25:08
5Suzanne Jensen0:34:43
6Helena Gilbert-Snyder0:44:28
7Alison Tetrick0:45:24
8Romany McNamara1:27:25

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