Saturday, September 23, 2023

Cyclocross racers ‘chase the place the cash is’ at Unbound Gravel 200


A pal of cyclocross racer Caroline Mani requested her why she was once driving her first Unbound Gravel 200 race this weekend, realizing the five-time French champion typically competed within the wintry weather within the a lot shorter cyclocross calendar, the place occasions are 50 mins, no longer 10 hours. When Mani defined that the development is fashionable and excellent for sponsorship, her good friend was once no longer satisfied, asking, ‘Would you ask a sprinter runner to grow to be a marathon runner?’

Mani nonetheless has a large number of explaining to do, as do a dozen or so cyclocross consultants who’re competing within the Unbound Gravel 100 or 200 this 12 months. Maximum of them are in Emporia, Kansas for the longer tournament as it is a part of the Lifestyles Time Grand Prix. Invites have been despatched, and the problem was once accredited.


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