The UCI has announced the first-ever eMTB world championships. There will be multiple categories for both men and women and the prize money will be equal. Of course, there are people who think that this should be sanctioned by the American Motorcycle Association, not the Union Cycliste Internationale. And then there are questions about how hard it can be to ride a 55-lb. bike into a rock garden at 15 mph. Selene takes on this new kind of race and the discussion may surprise you.
Heidi Rentz of the Cyclist’s Menu at the finish of Dirty Kanza, with CGO Jim Cummins at the edge of the frame.
Patrick interviews Dirty Kanza’s Chief Gravel Officer, Jim Cummins. There have been a few changes to Dirty Kanza following their purchase by Lifetime Fitness and Cummins explains what that new horsepower does for the race. After his experience riding the Half Pint (only 100 mi.) in 2017, Patrick has concluded that the smartest thing he can do is return to Emporia, Kansas, and ride the entire enchilada. Selene counsels him on how not to be stupid.
They also take a swipe at the way officials shut down a breakaway in the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad after the leader caught the men’s field.
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