Monday, March 4, 2024

‘Insanely arduous’ is Niewiadoma’s tackle gravel racing as successful roll continues


Kasia Niewiadoma, who has stood at the podium of probably the most hardest occasions at the girls’s street calendar, will have shot directly to the highest step within the gravel international however has been fast to spotlight that it’s been no simple experience to the entrance of the pack.

“I think like listening to about gravel previously I used to be like oh, candy we’ll simply experience for lengthy after which loosen up and feature a laugh nevertheless it’s insanely arduous,” Niewiadoma stated after claiming victory at Large Sugar Gravel in Bentonville. “I think like each and every unmarried roadie will have to know that as a result of I do know at some issues we have been like ‘oh, gravel is for individuals who don’t need need to in point of fact race’ nevertheless it could be the other.”

Niewiadoma, who has stood at the general podium of each the Giro d’Italia Donne and Excursion de France Femmes, simplest stepped into gravel racing previous this month, after noting how a lot the International Championships direction performed to her strengths. It was once a savvy selection, as even though it was once simply her first race within the self-discipline she claimed the rainbow jersey and her first UCI win since 2019.


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