Gravel World Collection: One other win for Valverde at Hutchinson Ranxo, Franz captures girls’s victory


Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) struck once more in Spain’s Hutchinson Ranxo Gravel, sweeping up his second UCI Gravel World Collection victory in as many races with a solo effort to say the boys’s win on the 161km occasion. 

Heidi Franz (DNA Professional Biking) additionally struck out alone to comb up the win in rural Catalonia on the course with round 2,000m of climbing. The American, who switched to DNA Professional Biking from Zaaf, completed almost 4 minutes forward of Anna Kay, at what was the British Fenix-Deceuninck rider’s first gravel race. Spanish rider Claudia Galicia (Megamo) got here third, about three minutes additional again.