Gravel World Series Nannup: Adam Blazevic drops Nathan Haas to win Seven

Adam Blazevic takes off solo on the 125km Seven gravel race, the second round of the UCI Gravel World Series
Adam Blazevic takes off solo on the 125km Seven gravel race, the second round of the UCI Gravel World Series (Image credit: Noéko / SEVEN Gravel Race)

The men’s race in the second round of the new UCI Gravel World Series – held in Nannup, Western Australia – came down to a battle between domestically based multi-discipline rider Adam Blazevic and Nathan Haas, who has recently turned his attention from the WorldTour to focus on gravel. The 23-year-old Blazevic struck out on a climb in the final stages of the 125km race, called Seven, dropping Haas to take the victory.

Blazevic, part of the Giant off-road team, had a dig early in the race, and with no one responding went solo early. When it started to become clear he wasn't going to be easily reeled in, Haas made the effort to bridge to Blazevic – not far off the halfway point. The Colnago rider made the catch on the Arcadia climb, just one of the many climbs in the race that at its steepest points delivered gradients of over 20%. 

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Results - Men overall top 10
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Adam Blazevic 4:22:08
2Nathan Haas 0:02:02
3Matthew Bird 0:08:27
4Matthew Shepherd 0:24:45
5Jacob Langham
6Diego Gomez 0:25:44
7Thomas Ford
8Tristan Nash 0:28:15
9Johan De Villiers 0:30:36
10Nathan Jones 0:30:42

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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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