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Why the Ltd Gravel Raid?


When I was living in the US, I did a couple of off-road races, which were a lot of fun. Gravel endurance races over 100 miles with 10,000 feet of climbing, high up in a remote area. With several timed sections that count for the win there was a competitive edge to it.

It’s about more than racing though; it’s a celebration of cycling, of having a good time on the bike. But you need to have balls to do it too. It’s challenging and I wanted to bring this to Europe and to my cycling friends. And here we are, the LtD Gravel Raid.

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Saturday 29 September
is event day!

140k or 110k of racing and riding in the German Eifel.

Guided by your GPS you’ll go over a beautiful route and over three all-out Gravel Challenges (timed sections). You can load up with hearty and tasty food at the two rest stops. After the finish a great meal will wait for you and you can freshen up for the Saturday Night Party.

What Bike?

Gravel

Cross

Road

Mountainbike

A gravel bike is the go-to bike for this event. However there are no limitations.
A cross bike, MTB or a road bike with gravel proof 28mm (with profile) will also do the job.



Route

Choice of two stunning routes (140k or 110k); two loops of either 70k or 55k. First loop ends right back at the festival area in Hellenthal, where there is lunch food station.
GPS download available one week prior to event.

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Challenges

We register riders’ times on the challenges using Strava (powered by OpFietsen.nl). Join our Strava club if you want to be ranked. After uploading your ride you will be ranked in the results. The overall winner is the one with the fastest total time on all Challenges.

The fun of cycling is more important. But here are the results of the Challenges of the first ever LtD Gravel Raid.
The winners are (they will be contacted by our office to make sure they receive their Etxeondo LtD Gravel Raid jersey.
Overall Men: Laurens ten Dam: as the host he hands over his prizes to runner up: Bart Veldhuizen)
Overall Women: Janneke de Wit
Men 16-30 y Mats Bruning
Men 31-45 y Matt Bride (he is actually #3 but he gets the prize because Laurens en Bart are 1 and 2)
Men 46-60 y Jochem Taanman
Women 31-45 y Gemma Adelaar (actually #2 but Janneke wins Overall)
Women 46-60 y Ingrid Holterhof


Challenge Categories

Overall Men
Men 60+
Men 46-60
Men 31-45
Men 16-30
Overall Women
Women 60+
Women 46-60
Women 31-45
Women 16-30


Rules

Open roads, so traffc laws apply!
Race like you race on Strava, use your head, respect nature, respect your fellow riders and be nice!
Wear an approved helmet at all times.
Riders must be 16 years or older at event date.

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