Andrew Evans wins men's Highlands Gravel Classic

Andrew Evans won the UCI Gravel World Series' Highlands Gravel Classic in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Evans won the 70-mile race in 4:05:30 and 16.2 mph average speed to beat runner-up Mason McNeill by 3:53 and third-placed Rane Roatta by 6:40.

The Highlands Gravel Classic and first-ever US UCI Gravel World Championship qualifier event featured iconic gravel race courses that twisted and snaked through the Boston Mountain range of the Ozarks just east of Fayetteville. The route included 95% gravel terrain.

UCI Gravel World Series qualifier events grant qualification rights for the UCI Gravel World Championships in Italy for those riders finishing in the first 25% of their age group. In addition, the first three riders of each official age category will qualify directly for the World Championships, independently of the number of starters in that group.

The UCI has confirmed that the 2022 Gravel World Championships will be held in the Veneto region of Italy on October 8-9, bringing together riders qualifying through the 12 World Series events across ten nations.

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Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrew Evans 4:05:30
2Mason McNeill 0:03:54
3Rane Roatta 0:06:40
4Kyle Lockhause 0:07:48
5James Wilson 0:09:44
6Kindler Chase 0:17:22
7Randy Egues 0:21:05
8Jason Alvarado 0:24:48
9Rolando Colon
10Zach Aldrich 0:26:39

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