The Specialized Off-Road pro has put in the work and is more prepared than ever
Can Lachlan's legs handle another race? Will Swenson and SGV dominate? And, Beers is back.
Gomez Villafañe is dominating the off-road race scene this season. Here's the bike that she rode to her latest win at SBT GRVL.
Tiffany Cromwell of Canyon-SRAM comes in one minute later, followed by Flavia Oliveira Parks.
After seeing Ruth Winder in her rearview with three miles to go, the Leadville champ 'turned herself inside out' to get to the finish line.
Ruth Winder and Alexis Skarda round out the podium.
A weekly roundup of what's happening on the off-road.
Diving into the power numbers of Keegan Swenson and Sofía Gómez Villafañe at Crusher in the Tushar.
Lauren De Crescenzo and Flavia Oliveira Parks round out the podium, while Gomez Villafañe sets new course record.
Allison Tetrick, Matt Beers, and others will ride Specialized Diverge STR and Crux race bikes using the 1988 Support Team Livery.
Alexis Skarda and Vera Looser complete the top three, with Gomez Villafañe moving into lead of the Life Time Grand Prix.
Men's Wilier Pirelli Factory team wins the stage; Schurter and Frischknecht move into second overall.
Monday's Stage 1 will test riders with 2550 meters of climbing over 98 kilometers.
Anna Yamauchi and Alexis Skarda stage a smart race for second and third.
The former Clif Pro Team teammates will bring a wealth of experience, skills, and talent to the South African stage race in March.
Sofia Gomez Villafañe and Russell Finsterwald return after a successful 2022; all three athletes will race the Life Time Grand Prix series.
Pro bike gallery: Sofia Gomez Villafañe’s Specialized Roubaix for the UCI Gravel World Championships
The rainbow-jersey contender is riding a souped-up road bike at the inaugural event.
How riders like Sofia Gomez Villafañe, Sarah Sturm, Payson McElveen and others make ends meet
Sturm and Grotts win stage while Gomez Villafañe and Blevins secure overall wins
Blevins and Gomez Villafañe win the 'Queen's Stage,' one day of racing remains.
GC remains unchanged with Blevins' and Gomez Villafañe's leads deepening
Gomez Villafañe and Blevins win again, with an eight minute gap between the top two women and 16 seconds separating Blevins from Pete Stetina in the GC.
Gomez Villafañe handily wins the women's race while Christopher Blevins outsprints Pete Stetina to take the stage.
The Unbound 200 champ says that a pro woman's experience in gravel is dictated by her efforts in relation to men, not the other women competitors.
Power Analysis: Sofia Gomez Villafañe wins 10-hour battle with Lauren De Crescenzo at Unbound Gravel
'The Argentinian’s endurance is one of the most impressive performances I’ve ever seen,' says Nehr.
'After that I tried clawing back again, and I was making up ground, and then we got to that crazy mud section and that was insane,' says 2021 winner.
The biggest race in gravel put more demands on equipment that usual this year.
Lauren De Crescenzo comes home in second, Emily Newsom in third
Lauren De Crescenzo comes home in second after a valiant performance.
Both Specialized Off-Road riders are headed to Emporia next, for 200 miles of Unbound Gravel
Russell Finsterwald, Evelyn Dong, Alex Howes, Sofia Gomez Villafañe and others reflect after the Fuego 80k at Sea Otter Classic.
German duo Georg Egger and Lukas Baum (Speed Company Racing) overcome a deficit of 2:45 to win the men's race.
American female duo take third stage-win of race, men's GC sees shakeup as Blevins and Beers slide back into third overall.
Cape Epic: Schurter and Forster finally have their day while Ferrand-Prévot and de Groot rally to win stage
Some shuffle in the women's GC, but Gomez Villafañe and Batten maintain their lead while Andreas Seewald and Martin Stošek sit atop the men's overall after two stages.
In the men's race, Blevins/Beers fall to seventh overall, as Swenson/Marotte move into third.
If they win, the duo will be the second and third American women in history to land on the top step of the South African race.
The two pro mountain bikers will split their time between gravel and singletrack this year, each focusing on the Life Time Grand Prix, as well as other events.
There is no clear consensus yet, other than the fact that pro women want the stage to be set for fair and honest racing.
The Clif Pro Team rider outwits Flavia Oliveira and Tiffany Cromwell in a commanding victory.
The Clif Pro Team rider has learned to embrace her bi-culturalism on and off the bike.
Maude Farrell, Lauren De Crescenzo round out women's podium; Zach Calton, Edward Anderson beaten by Stetina in Utah gravel race.
It's Sofia Gomez Villafañe's time to shine.