Road Race Gravel & Pave Reports 2021

Results, video and picture links from cycle road races held in 2021 which feature gravel, pave and dirt.

Road races that have in common a touch of the ‘Roubaixesque’ about them.

I am now based in Germany and so sadly I cannot say that all the video links can be viewed in other countries or will survive review by the geo-restriction or TV rights ‘police’. You can use a VPN service should you be denied access.

Normally I post a year long preview of races, but because of the ongoing Covid pandemic and the potential for cancellations (as was the case in 202o) it seems best to simply monitor the races and report on what is actually held.

Main picture is a screen shot from Gent Wevelgem (Women) – March 28 2021

Next race: Tro-Bro Léon, May 16 2021 (2020 Results, picture and video links)

Links
2020 Results, pictures and Video Links
2019 Results, video and pictures
2018 Results, video and pictures
Roubaixesque (finding time in London to live the dream)
Dengie Tour (such a cool UK race, alas no longer held)

Gent Wevelgem – March 28 2021
In addition to riding Kemmelberg climb the race features three ‘dirt’ sections (Ploegsteerts or ‘plug streets, the latter pointing out the inability of Commonwealth soldiers to grasp hold of Flemish nuances in WW1).

On these dirt and cobbled roads lie many clusters of spent humanity on the fighting line through Belgium and France – We rode the Kemmelberg in 2013.

It´s a shame that the ´Plugstreets´come early in the race and do not really mix up things.

2021 Video
Women
Highlights (no gravel): https://www.facebook.com/gentwevelgem/posts/4190897327608918

Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1y45_mRKck
Report: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b44f5lHuXdU

Men
Highlights: https://www.facebook.com/gentwevelgem/posts/4191354707563180

Highlights (no gravel): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbgKoX9Qvt4
Plug St: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxoQl28i9rs

Kemmelberg Feature: https://www.facebook.com/gentwevelgem/posts/4184621751569809
Plug St Feature: https://www.flobikes.com/video/…

2021 Pictures
Gallery: https://www.facebook.com/gentwevelgem/posts/4194810477217603

2021 Results
Women
1 VOS Marianne (NED) JUMBO-VISMA WOMEN TEAM 3:45:08
2 KOPECKY Lotte (BEL) LIV RACING 0:00:00
3 BRENNAUER Lisa (GER) CERATIZIT – WNT PRO CYCLING TEAM 0:00:00

Men
1 VAN AERT Wout (BEL) JUMBO-VISMA 5:45:11
2 NIZZOLO Giacomo (ITA) TEAM QHUBEKA ASSOS 0:00:00
3 TRENTIN Matteo (ITA) UAE TEAM EMIRATES 0:00:00

Video
Plug Street history: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoUEX-AaR7Q&t=40s

2020 Women
Video
Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLrmm_wIlv4
Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx0VF-mOANI
Finish: https://www.facebook.com/gentwevelgem/posts/3726330704065585

Pictures
Gallery: https://velofocus.photoshelter.com/gallery/…

2020 Men
Video
Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MgRQLt-zMM
Plug Street: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZV2h_msAkI
Plug Street: https://www.facebook.com/gentwevelgem/posts/3725824370782885
Windy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8JEj-H9F88
General: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVOtjjVQfJA
Finish: https://www.facebook.com/gentwevelgem/posts/3726044977427491

Pictures
Gallery: https://www.facebook.com/highlightsofcycling/posts/1641444239393549

Report
Peloton Magazine: https://www.facebook.com/pelotonmagazine/photos/a.147435018634498/3641567432554555

Women 2019
Video highlights: https://www.youtube.com/…
Video Finish: https://www.facebook.com/gentwevelgem/…
Video Finish: https://www.facebook.com/ProximusSports/…
TV Coverage up to 60Km to go, includes Plug Streets at end: https://www.facebook.com/…

Pictures: http://velofocus.com/gent-wevelgem-2019/

Men 2019
Video Kemmelberg: https://www.facebook.com/gentwevelgem/…
Video Ypres: https://www.facebook.com/gentwevelgem/…
Video Finish: https://www.facebook.com/gentwevelgem/…
TV Highlights (not UK): https://sporza.be/nl/2019/…
TV highlights: https://www.facebook.com/GCNcycling/…
TV highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chLNhU2-XrY
TV Plug Streets (not UK): https://sporza.be/nl/…
Video Plug Street: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjydPPv6sw4

2018 Women Video
Video: https://www.facebook.com/gentwevelgem/videos/…
Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfAOaGAcUvc

2018 Men Video
The finish – https://www.facebook.com/gentwevelgem/…
Kemmelberg 2nd time – https://www.facebook.com/gentwevelgem/…
Christmas Truce Plug St – https://www.facebook.com/gentwevelgem/…
Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULkTN_MWu9k
Full race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBSmb1Qul8E&t=23s

Previous years Video
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-BfYTst7G4&t=18s
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLcTcMud3Pg&t=2s

Website: http://www.gent-wevelgem.be/

Strade Bianche – March 6 2020

The Strade Bianche held on the ‘white roads’ of Tuscanny from Siena to Siena. This race for both women and men is a modern ‘Monument’ of cycling.

2021 Video
Women
Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liNWO95zCD0
Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CGafRKwZlQ
Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCOSoRAz6BE
Highlights: https://www.facebook.com/groups/…
Finish: https://www.facebook.com/sporza/posts/283497849802202
Finish: https://www.facebook.com/stradebianche/posts/4074714449239490

Men
Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDT1hvoqYjQ
Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CGafRKwZlQ
MvdP attack: https://www.facebook.com/veloncc/posts/3570601253067411
Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJSjhquP0xI
Finish: https://www.facebook.com/stradebianche/posts/4075013619209573
Finish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy4RsoSMnEc
On-bike: https://www.facebook.com/veloncc/posts/3570957633031773

2021 Pictures
Women: https://www.facebook.com/groups/…
Men: https://www.facebook.com/stradebianche/…

2021 Results
Women
1 VAN DEN BROEK-BLAAK Chantal (NED) TEAM SD WORX 3:54:40
2 LONGO BORGHINI Elisa (ITA) TREK – SEGAFREDO 0:00:07
3 VAN DER BREGGEN Anna (NED) TEAM SD WORX 0:00:09

Men
1 van der POEL Mathieu (NED) ALPECIN-FENIX 4:40:29
2 ALAPHILIPPE Julian (FRA) DECEUNINCK – QUICK-STEP 0:00:05
3 BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley (COL) INEOS GRENADIERS 0:00:20

2020 Women & Men
Velo News Gallery : https://www.velonews.com/gallery/…

2020 Women (Shameful lack of live coverage)
Video
Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6OtUsB25ug
Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJILYVjP2O8
Finish: https://www.eurosport.de/radsport/strade-bianche/…
Finish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ngwuwt4qA5k
58mins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iMx4ITk-uA

2020 Men
Video
Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t0UTNdrWd4&t=11s
Highlights: https://www.eurosport.de/radsport/strade-bianche/
Finish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqGmzzOuxmk
Fight for 2nd: https://www.eurosport.de/radsport/strade-bianche/2020/…

2019
TV women highlights: https://www.youtube.com/…
TV UCI highlights: https://www.youtube.com/…
Last 15km: http://cyclingstream.com/…
Pictures: http://velofocus.com/strade-bianche-2019/
Pictures: https://www.facebook.com/…
Pictures: https://www.facebook.com/highlightsofcycling/…

2019 Men
TV finish: https://www.facebook.com/EurosportUK/…
TV finish (French): https://www.facebook.com/lequipe.fr/…
TV highlights: https://www.youtube.com/…
TV highlights: https://www.youtube.com/…
Full race: http://cyclingstream.com/…
Pictures: https://www.facebook.com/highlightsofcycling/…
Pictures: https://www.facebook.com/…
Words/pics: https://www.facebook.com/pelotonmagazine/…

2018
2018 Pictures

2018 Men
Highlights/English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqX1T4Mh3ec ()
Highlights Italian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4MQGsI3pDg
Wout falls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBVqVmG47WQ
Wout falls 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxmaJRn5hpo
Onboard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoxaBGtmosQ
Finish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBo4Ld3OJrM
Katusha team: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1zmuCrcJoI&t=11s

2018 Women
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqrcieK4rdo
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-66p8J8D7Po
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHn8Wnn9qHA
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsM3nytVzAA

Previous years
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HyxhvIYZQM
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6eebGra4hk
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPomEbKDpQk
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTFsu22fG4I

2018 Results/Video

Website:  http://www.strade-bianche.it/en/ 

45th Vuelta de Mendoza Stage 7 – March 6 2020
An Argentinian men´s stage race held since 2012 and stage 7 was the ‘Queen Stage’ between Uspallata and Cristo Redentor de Los Andes (Christ the Redeemer at 3800m), featuring the toughest of gravel climbs.

2021 Video
Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZCuhQXR64U (awful music)
Finish: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10159551633854052&id=146848719051
Betonweg: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10159551293594052&id=146848719051

2021 Results
1. John Paul Dotti (SEP) 2 h5′′
2. Laureano Rosas (Transportation Doors of Cuyo) at 25 ′′
3. Nicolás Traico (SEP San Juan) at 3:16 ′′

2021 Stage – 5 featured a gravel finish
Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Veq4AUfq7k8
Finish: https://www.facebook.com/146848719051/videos/1076886886164834 (awful music)

2020 Video
Report with gravel: https://www.facebook.com/ciclismototalsj/videos/1617000121772437/
A glimpse of the dirt at end: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XGsaqev6Ig
The finish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJUxtBcpf4k

Gravel Clip: https://www.facebook.com/146848719051/videos/545255106335420/
Gravel Clip: https://www.facebook.com/146848719051/videos/643575656390385/

2020 Report/Pictures: http://acmendocina.com/monstruoso-dotti-el-rey-del-cristo-redentor/

2020 Pictures: https://www.facebook.com/pg/…

2020 Results
1. Juan Pablo Dotti (SEP San Juan) 3h04’15 ”
2. Rodrigo Santana (Municipality of Godoy Cruz) at 10”
3. Miguel Nebot (Municipality of Guaymallén) at 38 ”

2020 Info: http://acmendocina.com/las-etapas-de-la-vuelta-de-mendoza-2020/

Videos
2019 Men 7th etapa

2019 Video: https://www.youtube.com/…
2019 Report: http://acmendocina.com/…
2019 Final GC: http://acmendocina.com/…
2019 Pictures: https://www.facebook.com/media/…

More Videos
2019 preview: https://www.youtube.com/…
2019 preview: https://www.youtube.com/…
2018 race: https://www.youtube.com/…

Le Samyn – March 2 2021
The mini-‘Roubaix’ held in memory of Jose Samyn and raced since 1968.

The race features a number of cobble sections in the Wallonia region of Belgium.

2021 Video
Women
Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGwwTvEv5FA&t=31s
Full race: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7znr33
Road action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igtpKq_ZOXU

2021 Men
Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obZNxwcx9CU
13km to go: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7znpmw
Finish: https://www.eurosport.de/radsport/le-samyn/…
Victor Campenaerts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LM7-psLVjs

2021 The Route
Two climbs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RedwO6G_fa0

2021 Pictures
Men: https://www.facebook.com/highlightsofcycling/posts/1759721004232538
Women: https://www.facebook.com/highlightsofcycling/posts/1759639117574060

2021 Results
Women
1 Lotte Kopecky (Bel) Liv Racing    2:20:04
2 Emma Norsgaard (Den) Movistar Team Women
3 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Trek-Segafredo

Men
1 Tim Merlier (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix  4:34:29
2 Rasmus Tiller (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
3 Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux

2020 Video
Women/Men highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypXO22SEJN8
Women/Men highlights: https://www.facebook.com/GCNracing/videos/202997217451502/
Women highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljTix5PV2Rk
Women final 25k: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7sgdod
Women finish: https://video.eurosport.com/cycling/le-samyn/…
Men highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrYmDiicHgU
Men pave action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLsAQMAOX60
Men final 10k: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H26mFhjNWEk
Men final 25k: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7sgerj
Men sprint: https://video.eurosport.com/cycling/le-samyn/…

2019 Women
TV Highlights: https://sporza.be/nl/2019/…
Pictures: http://velofocus.com/le-samyn-des-dames-2019/
Pictures: https://www.facebook.com/highlightsofcycling/…
Pictures: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php/…

2019 Men
TV Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQhladOl6v8
TV Highlights: https://www.rtbf.be/sport/cyclisme/…
Cobbles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjcKSVUEnx8
Action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgWXTTR8He0
Pictures: https://www.facebook.com/highlightsofcycling/…

2018
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56411zLZxRg
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB9HcT9-ti8
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3qjtST7trQ

Previous years
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPXzVSBbf3Q
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcNPVwaTPc8
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lwz8ZKvRgOA
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egO9UfHwGII
If it rains: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lwz8ZKvRgOA&t=240s

Website: http://www.lesamyn.be/ 

Gravel and Tar – January 23 2021

Held in the Manawatu Region of New Zealand this UCI race includes gravel sectors making up approximately 40km of the 100km plus races.

Races for women and men.

2021 Video
Race reports (men/women): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlBNZqOUMbo&t=915s
Retro Ride: https://www.facebook.com/gravelandtarnz/posts/701571363870696

2021 Pictures
Men: https://www.facebook.com/gravelandtarnz/posts/700193050675194
Women: https://www.facebook.com/gravelandtarnz/posts/700191664008666
Women: https://www.facebook.com/gravelandtarnz/photos/pcb.702504467110719/702503937110772

2021 Results
Women
1 Olivia RAY (New Zealand National Team) 2:24:28
2 Sharlotte LUCAS (New Zealand National Team) 0:00:02
3 Rylee MCMULLEN (Andy Schleck – CP NVST – IMMO LOSCH) 0:00:02

Men
1 Aaron GATE (Black Spoke Racing) 4:05:04
2 Luke MUDGWAY (Black Spoke Racing) 0:00:00
3 Ryan CHRISTENSEN (New Zealand National Team) 0:02:02

2020 Video (Sadly too much tar shown)
Women highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zQHsFSk4Nc
Men highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zT_Og8BaNQ
Men report: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20fmFCBwxfg (loud music)

2020 Pictures
Gallery: https://www.facebook.com/gravelandtarnz/posts/470434013651100
Small gallery: https://www.facebook.com/gravelandtarnz/posts/470292083665293

2019 Women
Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/…
Action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GScKdBvse5Y
Interview: https://www.youtube.com/…
Report: http://www.roadcycling.co.nz/chapman-wins…
Team video: https://www.facebook.com/…

2019 Men
TV Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/…
Report: http://www.roadcycling.co.nz/mudgway-wins
Action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Sy0NBBgYGk
Action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vvMtTK-SL8&t=18s
Men finish video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU1DTZw4Ij4
Men race blog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezyXSgYBT9o

2018 Men Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1m0CdBQvmo
2018 Men Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1m0CdBQvmo

Website: http://gravelandtar.com

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