Ukiah-Mendo Gravel of Grasshopper Adventure welcomed the circuit on American territory

Peter Setetina took his second consecutive win to climb to the top of the overall ranking

The Gravel Earth Series visited the United States, and it will not be the only time this season. This country will also host a Gravel Earth Global event, the Oregon Trail Race from 16 to 30 June. In addition, the circuit will also travel to other Amercian territories, as Chile and Mexico. However, it was the Grasshopper Adventure Ukiah-Mendo Gravel challenge that welcomed the circuit on the other side of the ocean for the first time. California is synonymous of gravel. The best paths of the area surprised all the participants. Among them Peter Setetina, who after his victory in The Traka, took his second win on the circuit. The women’s victory was for Brazilian Flavia Oliveria.

The Ukiah-Mendo Gravel Epic is synonymous of adventure and exploration. The distance of 122 kilometers with 2500 meters of positive gain was catalogued as a Gravel Earth event, awarding 750 points to the winners. An epic adventure that started in the village of Ukiah and meandered through the best paths of Mendocino County and the incredible hidden landscapes of Northern California. A unique opportunity to experience gravel in the most genuine way possible.

The men’s victory went to American Peter Stetina. Just a week after touching the glory in The Traka, he repeated his triumph in the Gravel Earth Series. With no time to rest, he returned home to put on a new bib number and take the lead. He shares it with Czech Petr Vakoc. Both have 1.750 points, the highest possible score to date. They can only improve this result, before the Gravel Earth Final, by finishing in the top five in a Gravel Earth Global event.

The men’s podium had a Staodonidesne color. Stetina was joined by his compatriots Tobin Ortenbland and Nick Spano. On the other hand, the women’s victory went to Brazil. The Americans Jennifer Tav and Leah Van der Linden could not overcome Flavia Oliveria.

Except for Stetina, the rest of the favorites of the Ukiah-Mendo Gravel were making their debut in the Gravel Earth Series. However, they will have a chance to score a second result in any of the North American events. The scoring system avoids long journeys before the Gravel Earth Final and all athletes will arrive with options in Ranxo, venue of the grand final to be held on 12 and 13 October in Ponts (Spain). The gravel of america has decided to join the party.

1. Peter Stetina (USA) – 3h58m48s
1. Tobin Ortenbland (USA) – 4h06m07s
3. Nick Spano (USA) – 4h14m54s
4. Harry Elworthy (USA) – 4h14m55s
5. Cassius Anderson (USA) – 4h22m57s

1. Flavia Oliveira (BRA) – 4h28m49s
1. Jennifer Tav (USA) – 4h30m00s
3. Leah Van der Linden (USA) – 4h54m45s
4. Saralita Flamm (USA) – 5h06m20s
5. Lauren Brandon (USA) – 5h17m19s

1. Petr Vakoc (CZE) / Canyon – 1750 pt
1. Peter Stetina (USA) / American Gravel Mafia – 1750 pt
3. Jasper Ockeloen (NED) / Canyon – 1466 pt
4. Chad Haga (USA) / PAS Racing – 1462 pt
5. Hans Becking (NED) / Buff Megamo – 1450 pt
6. Alexys Brunel (FRA) / Groove Gravel – 1418 pt
7. Simen Nordahl Svendsen (NOR) / Pas Racing – 1414 pt
8. Asbjorn Hellemose (DEN) / Swatt Club – 1306 pt
9. Seth Hakizimana (RWA) / Team Amani – 1296 pt
10. Benjamin Perry (CAN) / Groove Gravel – 1274 pt

1. Carolin Schiff (GER) / Canyon CLLCTV – 1750 pt
2. Geerike Schreurs (NED) / SD Worx – 1670 pt
3. Karolina Migon (POL) / Pas Racing – 1570 pt
4. Klara Sofie Skovgard (DEN) / Pas Racing – 1562 pt
5. Svenja Betz (GER) / Reverb Cycling – 1478 pt
6. Axelle Dubau-Prevot (FRA) / Groove Gravel – 1440 pt
7. Jade Treffeisen (GER) / Canyon CLLCTV – 11334 pt
8. Xaverine Nirere (RWA) / Team Amani – 1296 pt
9. Anuchi Gago (ESP) / Reverb Cycling – 1260 pt
10. Danielle Shrosbree (GBR) / Privateer – 1234 pt