Jan Bakelants targets ‘no stress’ at first Unbound Gravel 200


Belgian breakaway artist Jan Bakelants makes his first journey to the US this week to compete at Unbound Gravel 200. He retired from the professional highway peloton after his seventeenth season in 2022 and wasted no time in fashioning a brand new getaway, on and off the bike.

He is pursuing a sports activities administration diploma, mixing in some off-road occasions in Europe, making a documentary on driving gravel and commentating on the Giro d’Italia for Belgian TV station VTM. A visit to Kansas wasn’t on the prime of the checklist just a few brief months in the past.