Svenja Betz beats Annika Langvad to line in Sweden at Gravel World Series

Annika Langvad (Specialized Racing) at Gravel Grit 'n Grind leading the break that also contains winner Svenja Betz (IBCT), Mika Söderström (Stockholm CK) and Hanna Johansson (Baroudeur Fietsclub)
Annika Langvad (Specialized Racing) at Gravel Grit 'n Grind leading the break that also contains winner Svenja Betz (IBCT), Mika Söderström (Stockholm CK) and Hanna Johansson (Baroudeur Fietsclub) (Image credit: Gravel Grit 'n Grind)

Svenja Betz (IBCT) broke through to the top step of the Trek UCI Gravel World Series in Halmstad, Sweden this time getting the better of a retired mountain biking foe to take the win that had eluded her in the last European round held in Poland.

In June at Świeradów-Zdrój, it was Maja Wloszczowska (Rondo.cc) who took the top step, while Betz settled for second in her first gravel event. This time at Gravel Grit 'n Grind, however, it was the 26-year-old professional road cyclist who came out on top, beating another recently retired mountain biker, Annika Langvad (Specialized Racing).

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Top 10 - Overall women's category 124km
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Svenja Betz (IBCT) 3:52:08
2Annika Langvad (Specialized Racing) 0:00:01
3Mika Söderström (Stockholm CK) 0:00:35
4Hanna Johnansson (Baroudeur Fietsclub)
5Nellie Larsson (Team Motorhalland) 0:07:15
6Finja Smekal (MAXX Solar Lindig Women Racing) 0:07:59
7Caroline Juel Geldorf (Cranks & Coffee Cycling) 0:08:40
8Maj Mork-Johansen (Vestby SK) 0:08:56
9 Puck Pinxt (OffRoad Cycling Ter Aar) 0:10:59
10 Matilda Frantzich (CK Ringen) 0:21:38

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