Repeating in Kansas remains a top goal, but the Dutch rider is forging his own path in gravel.
From Sagan to Van der Poel, to some surprise picks including Alexandre Vinokourov and Davide Rebellin.
The former European road pro put his bike through the wringer at this muddy edition.
'I made myself angry and I came back. I think it’s the biggest ride of my life. I’m proud that I’m still in the mix,' Dutch rider says after finishing fourth.
An incredible race through the rain, mud and gravel as Swenson and Boswell complete the podium.