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Villafane and Beers fastest at 13th edition of BWR California

Specialized Off-Road athletes clean up top podium places as Matt Beers and Sofia Gomez Villafane take Victory in great weather at the 13th edition of one of the hardest one day gravel races in North America, part of the expanding Belgian Waffle ride series

Villafane and Beers fastest at 13th edition of BWR California

Credit: @jcobbs

One of North America’s hardest one day gravel races, the Belgian Waffle Ride CA, took place last weekend on Sunday April 28th in glorious weather.

Created as an extremely challenging race in the spirit of the great European one-day Spring Classics, the BWR is known as the most unique cycling event in the country for its incredibly dynamic multi-surface parcourse replete with dirt, sand, rocks, gravel, water crossings and even some asphalt.

3 times Cape Epic MTB and South African Gravel Champion Matthew Beers (Specialized Off-road) easily took victory after attacking with 70 miles to go, to solo to the finish line in a time of 5h 28m 37s, nearly one minute faster than last year’s champion Alexey Vermeulen (5h 29m 14s) with Czech Republic cyclist Petr Vakoc in third place (5h 31m 7s). Two times champion Peter Stetina finished fourth place (5h 32m 48s) just behind Vakoc.

In the women's race, Sofia Gomez Villafane (Specialized Off-road) won by a huge margin of 15 minutes (6h 15m 28s), ahead of Courtney Sherwell in second (6h 30m 45s) with Carol Wreszin in third place (6h 30m 48s).

Sofia Gomez Villafane recently won BWR Utah and BWR Arizona making it three wins out of three so far this year at the BWR series.

Link to 2024 Belgian Waffle Ride California results: https://www.omnigoevents.com/events/bwr-ca-2024/results

The next race in the series is BWR North Carolina on June 22nd starting in Hendersonville.

For more information, please visit: https://www.belgianwaffleride.bike/pages/northcarolina or click the button below to register now.

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