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


A pal of cyclocross racer Caroline Mani requested her why she was using her first Unbound Gravel 200 race this weekend, realizing the five-time French champion often competed within the winter within the a lot shorter cyclocross calendar, the place occasions are 50 minutes, not 10 hours. When Mani defined that the occasion is fashionable and good for sponsorship, her pal was not satisfied, asking, ‘Would you ask a sprinter runner to turn into a marathon runner?’

Mani nonetheless has plenty of explaining to do, as do a dozen or so cyclocross specialists who’re competing within the Unbound Gravel 100 or 200 this 12 months. Most of them are in Emporia, Kansas for the longer occasion as a result of it’s a part of the Life Time Grand Prix. Invites had been despatched, and the problem was accepted.