Asgreen hits out at Blaavand Gravel World Series Race, won by Kongstad and Neefjes

Kasper Asgreen preps for Gravel Challenge Blaavands Huk
Kasper Asgreen preps for Gravel Challenge Blaavands Huk (Image credit: Gravel Challenge Blaavands Huk 2023)

Kasper Asgreen (Soudal-QuickStep) returned to racing Saturday for the first time since crashing out of Paris Roubaix in April and lined at the Gravel Challenge Blaavands Huk in Denmark for his first UCI Gravel World Series event. 

Fellow Dane Tobias Mørch Kongstad (PAS Normal Studios), a former road pro who was second in his first gravel race last weekend at The Traka 360, won the men's 160km division. Frederik Muff (Coloquick Cycling) came second while Uno-X ProTeam’s Jacob Hindsgaul came third. Asgreen finished 27th in the 19-34 men's category and just outside the top 30 in the overall of the men's category.

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Men's Results - top 10
1Tobias Mørch Kongstad4:50:00
2Frederik Muff4:50:02
3 Jacob Hindsgaul 4:50:03
4Rasmus Gøtke4:53:27
5Mads Rahbek4:54:05
6Nicklas Pedersen4:54:28
7Luca Bockelmann4:56:13
8Peter Thidemann4:56:14
9Johannes Rom Dahl4:56:14
10Bart de Veer4:58:57
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Women's Results - top 10
1Tessa Neefjes5:09:53
2Klara Sofie Skovgaard Hansen5:35:25
3Noä Jansen5:36:43
4Mie Nordlund Pedersen5:40:34
5Sidsel Møller Hvas5:44:46
6Kirstine Frida Rysbjerg5:44:56
7Puck Pinxt5:48:49
8Luise Valentin5:48:56
9Sofia Wickenberg5:48:58
10Anni Lange5:54:04

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Simone Giuliani
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Simone is a degree-qualified journalist that has accumulated decades of wide-ranging experience while working across a variety of leading media organisations. She joined Cyclingnews as a Production Editor at the start of the 2021 season and has now moved into the role of Australia Editor. Previously she worked as a freelance writer, Australian Editor at Ella CyclingTips and as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg. Cycling was initially purely a leisure pursuit for Simone, who started out as a business journalist, but in 2015 her career focus also shifted to the sport.

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