The 2024 Life Time Grand Prix continued today, with the Unbound Gravel event in Emporia, Kansas.

The 200-mile event is arguably the Super Bowl of gravel, attracting North America’s best gravel racers, along with cycling stars from multiple disciplines from across the world.

This year, the men’s race attracted Joris Nieuwenhuis, silver medalist at the 2024 Cyclocross World Championships, gravel world champ Matej Mohorič, and Paris Roubaix winner Greg Van Avermaet, among many others. Many eyes were on Keegan Swenson, undefeated in his major 2024 offroad and gravel exploits.

The race featured breakaway groups throughout the day, but the key break was Lachlan Morton, Chad Haga and Thijs Zonneveld with more than 70 miles to go.

While Zonneveld fell off the pace, Haga, from Colorado, and Morton, from Colorado but now residing in California, worked to hold off a chase group of 15 including many of the favorites.


Mohorič suffered tire and rim issues, and would take a shortcut back.

With just over an hour of racing left, four Europeans in Sebastian Schönberger, Mattia De Marchi, Piotr Havik, Simen Nordahl Svendsen and American Peter Stetina escaped from the main chase group, closing the gap to the leaders to under a minute. Stetina would be first to fall off this chase group, but eventually all five were absorbed by the main chase group within 20 miles to go.

Many of the favorites, including Keegan Swenson, lost time as Haga and Morton kept up their two-man time trial up front.

The leading duo held the chasers off all the way to the finish. Morton outkicked Haga for the win in an impressive 9:11:47, a new record.

2024 Unbound Gravel 200 Elite Men's Brief Results (Unofficial)

1Lachlan Morton9:11:47
2Chad Haga9:11:48
3Tobias Kongstad9:15:23
4Piotr Havik9:15:24
5Mattia De Marchi9:15:28
6Simen Nordahl Svendsen9:16:28
7Greg Van Avermaet9:16:34
8Payson McElveen9:16:35
9Sebastian Schönberger9:16:35
10Dylan Johnson9:16:36
11Torbjørn Andre Røed9:16:36
12Russell Finsterwald9:16:36
13Matthew Beers9:16:51
14Keegan Swenson9:20:38
15Brendan Johnston9:22:55
16Peter Stetina9:22:57
17Cameron Jones9:25:05
18Lance Haidet9:25:05
19Hugo Drechou9:25:08
20Lars Loohuis9:25:08
21Andrew L’Esperance9:25:44
22Jonas Orset9:25:44
23Paul Sandmann9:25:44
24Declan Irvine9:25:44
25Zach Calton9:25:44
26Alban Lakata9:26:08
27John Borstelmann9:31:14
28Jan Bakelants9:31:15
29Joe Goettl9:31:19
30Thijs Zonneveld9:31:19
31Freddy Ovett9:31:19
32Jesse Yates9:31:55
33Jasper Ockeloen9:35:21
34Ted King9:36:33
35Benjamin Perry9:37:38
36Connor Kamm9:37:38
37Joris Nieuwenhuis9:45:05
38Adam Roberge9:46:12
39Innokenty Zavyalov9:46:12
40Petr Vakoc9:47:27
41Thomas Dekker9:47:27
42Daniel Oss9:47:27
43Tobin Ortenblad9:47:28
44Griffin Easter9:47:28
45Connor Sens9:47:28
46Chase Wark9:47:29
47Robert Britton9:47:31
48Paul Voss9:47:33
49Laurens Ten Dam9:47:40
50Niki Terpstra9:49:23