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Saturday’s Dirty Kanza 200 started with a literal bang, as the thousands of riders getting ready to ride through Kansas’ Flint Hills awoke to thunder outside Emporia, and then a torrent of rainfall as they awaited the start of the race. After a 30-minute rain delay, the impressive field of cycling talent ripped down Commerical Street and out onto the gravel roads between Emporia and Eureka.

The Women’s race went to a gravel newbie—but familiar name to CXM readers—Kaitie Keough. Keough hung with the lead group early on and outlasted two-time winner Amanda Nauman and 2017 winner Alison Tetrick to take home the title of Queen of the Dirty Kanza in her first every gravel race. Nauman and Tetrick traded spots several times during the last 100 miles, with Nauman ultimately grabbing second. Tetrick finished third to round out the podium.

Kaitie Keough won the 2018 Dirty Kanza 200. © Cyclocross Magazine

Kaitie Keough won the 2018 Dirty Kanza 200. © Cyclocross Magazine

Top honors in the Men’s race went to a Dirty Kanza veteran. Last year, 2016 winner Ted King had his title defense marred by flats. In 2018, the only thing that stood between him and victory was a tough challenge from Josh Berry. King escaped from Berry in the last 50 miles of the race and rode solo into a strong headwind to get his second win in three years. Berry finished a strong second, and Geoff Kabush took third after a sprint finish against 2017 winner Mat Stephens and Ian Tubbs.

Ted King won his second DK200 at the 2018 Dirty Kanza 200. © Cyclocross Magazine

Ted King won his second DK200 at the 2018 Dirty Kanza 200. © Cyclocross Magazine

Top 20 Women’s and Men’s finishers are below. Stay tuned for a race report, full results and much more from Kansas.

Women's Top 20: 2018 Dirty Kanza 200

PlaceNameAvg. SpeedTime
1Kaitie Keough17.012:09:27
2Amanda Nauman16.512:28:20
3Alison Tetrick16.512:31:12
4Kae Takeshita16.312:38:56
5Kaysee Armstrong16.115:50:06
6Amy Charity15.915:56:03
7Anna Grace Christiansen15.912:56:03
8Jamie Van Beek15.713:09:00
9Hannah Bingham15.513:15:55
10Kristi Mohn15.413:21:48
11Tina Severson15.413:24:09
12Janie Hayes15.413:26:02
13Judah Spencenbaugh15.013:45:49
14Ivy Pederson15.013:45:54
15Ali Bronsdon15.013:45:55
16Ellen Tarquinio14.913:51:44
17Anne Perry14.913:52:52
18Amity Gregg14.714:00:05
19Jolene Holland13.814:54:26
20Nan Doyal13.715:03:13

Men's Top 20: 2018 Dirty Kanza 200

PlaceNameAvg. SpeedTime
1Ted King19.210:44:22
2Josh Berry18.910:54:33
3Geoff Kabush18.611:04:55
4Ian Tubbs18.611:04:55
5Mat Stephens18.611:04:57
6John Ramirez18.111:22:40
7Jordan Rapp18.011:25:50
8Craig Richey17.911:32:31
9Taylor Lideen17.811:35:22
10Dylan Johnson17.711:39:18
11Jamey Driscoll17.711:39:18
12Timothy Rugg17.711:39:48
13Michael Sencenbaugh17.711:40:02
14Neil Shirley17.711:40:11
15Cory Wallace17.411:51:00
16Jesse Stauffer17.411:51:22
17Matt Curbeau17.411:51:41
18Matt Lieto17.211:59:24
19Peter Williams17.212:00:20
20Luke Keough17.012:09:27