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Christoph Sauser Wins Inaugural 7-Day Gravel Adventure Race

The world’s first 7-day gravel adventure race was won by former MTB World Champion Christoph Sauser and Craig Boyes, riding for team Songo.info.

The pair dominated the 7-day Rainmaker RollerCoaster, with only one other team claiming a stage win. South African riders Shameeg Sallie and Kevin Benkenstein for team Velokhaya won a hard fought victory on Day 4, pipping the overall winners to the line by 2 seconds.

"It was an amazing gravel ride, and an excellent new event for the calendar. Exploring beautiful new landscapes with my bicycle, together with great company made me very happy"
Christoph Sauser
Team Songo.info

The mixed team competition was won by newly weds Marion Pelata and Carlos Clement who rode the event on their honeymoon, with the Masters jersey category won by Pretoria cyclists Bruce Reyneke and partner Roberto Gnudi.

 

Participants can either race the event in teams of two, or ride in one of the “ride” groups supported by the HotChillee Ride Captains. Riding for fun this year were former Italian national rider Leonardo Thomas Cerutti, Daniel Hughes of Meteor X Giordana, Austin Texas and UK YouTube Vlogger Francis Cade.

“What an experience. Huge mountainous descents, lung busting climbs and super fast gravel rollers as we rode in awe of this supreme South African beauty.”
Dan Hughes
Team Meteor x Giordana

For more information contact:

Charlotte Montague

[email protected]

+44 7931 270 684

(United Kingdom)

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