Alison Tetrick and Colin Strickland both won Gravel Worlds in 2017. In 2018, both riders had impressive fields gunning to spoil their title defenses. Also on the line: a memorable winner’s sword offered by the host Pirate Cycling League.
Tetrick had a nearly flawless race after going out strong and maintaining the lead for nearly the entire race.
Strickland, on the other hand, had to stop to repair a slow tire leak early on and had to charge back before taking the lead with less than 20 miles to go. A late move on Mat Stephens propelled him to the win.
We chatted with both Tetrick and Strickland after their wins in Lincoln.
For more coverage from Lincoln, check out our 2018 Gravel Worlds archive.