UNBOUND GRAVEL – THE FINALE

The 2022 Unbound Gravel race in Emporia, Kansas is in the books, Riders are tired and sore, and the bikes are all in need of a rebuild following the muddy conditions.

 

Sofia Gomez Villafane was beyond happy for her solo win. Photo: Lifetime

 

Like all the finishers, Sofia Gomez Villafane’s Specialized Crux was caked in mud at the finish. Like Peter Stetina, Sofia runs a Shimano 2x crank.

 

Typifying the type of “road” conditions that riders are faced with at Unbound Gravel, Slik leads a pack that includes Peter Stetina (r). Photo: LifeTime

 

UNBOUND RACE RESULTS

Photo: LifeTime

 

100-Mile Distance Women’s Division
1st: Marisa Boaz, 35, of Waukee, Iowa with a time of 5:23:16

2nd: Marjie Bemis, 21, Corona, Calif. with a time of 5:26:59

3rd: Jessica Cerra, 40, Encinitas, Calif. with a time of 5:26:59

4th: Karen Jarchow, 37, Eagle Colo. with a time of 5:39:21

5th: Grace Williams, 22, Bloomington, Ind. with a time of 5:44:16

100-Mile Distance Men’s Division
1st: Ethan Overson, 21, of Longmont, Colo. with a time of 5:01:01

2nd: Canyon Emmott, 27, of Midway, Utah with a time of 5:05:48

3rd: Ben Delaney, 46, of Boulder, Colo. with a time of 5:09:37

4th: Donoven Fracis, 19, of Dallas, Texas with a time of 5:09:38

5th: Kenn Pike, 35, of Sioux Falls, SD with a time of 5:09:39

200-Mile Distance Women’s Division
1st: Sofia Gomez Villafane*, 28, of Heber City, Utah with a time of 10:27:41

2nd: Lauren De Crescenzo, 31, of Atlanta, Ga. with a time of 10:36:47

3rd: Emily Newsom*, 38, of Fort Worth, Tex. with a time of 10:49:44

4th: Whitney Allison, 34, of Fort Collins, Colo. with a time of 10:57:24

5th: Melisa Rollins*, 26, of Salt Lake City, Utah with a time of 11:01:46

200-Mile Distance Men’s Division
1st: Ivar Slik, 29, of Dulvendrecht, Netherlands with a time of 9:22:04

2nd: Keegan Swenson*, 28, of Heber City, Utah with a time of 9:22:05

3rd: Ian Boswell, 31, of Barnet, VT with a time of 9:22:05

4th: Laurens ten Dam*, 41, of Oudorp, Netherlands with a time of 9:22:12

5th: Alexey Vermeulen*, 27, of Boulder, Colo. with a time of 9:22:27

350-Mile (XL) Distance Women’s Division
1st: Cynthia Frazier, 29, of Lexington, Va. with a time of 22:25:18

2nd: Scotti Lechuga, 39, of Springdale Ark. with a time of 23:24:40

3rd: Andrea Dvorac, 41, of Longmont, Colo. with a time of 25:36:37

4th: Betsy Welch, 41, of Boulder, Colo. with a time of 26:29:35

5th: Tina Hart, 35, of Boulder, Colo. with a time of 26:34:36

If anyone wonders what it’s like to ride a bike for over 20 hours, they can ask XL winner  William Harrison. Photo: LifeTime

350-Mile (XL) Distance Men’s Division
1st: William Harrison, 34, of Charlotte, N.C. with a time of 20:17:29

2nd: Marius Karteusch, 33, of Plettenberg, Germany with a time of 20:22:28

3rd: Ernie Lechuga, 46, of Springdale Ark. with a time of 20:35:08

4th: Chris Mehlman, 22, of Manchester Mass. with a time of 20:36:08

5th: Mat Stephens, 39, of Dallas, Tex. with at time of 21:12:11

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