Gran Fondo Hincapie Bentonville, September 7th - Register Now!
United States | Southeast | California >> Lejuene and Drechou take Victory at Sold-Out 2024 Oregon Trail Gravel

Lejuene and Drechou take Victory at Sold-Out 2024 Oregon Trail Gravel 

After 5 days, 4 nights, and 350 miles, Cécile Lejuene and Hugo Drechou won North America's Premier Gravel Stage race

Lejuene and Drechou take Victory at Oregon Trail Gravel

The Oregon Trail Gravel has given everyone who participanted epic moments: thrilling descents, challenging climbs, laughter, effort, and perseverance. The most incredible adventure in America!

Team Breakaway Promotions wee proud to share 5 days with everyone discovering the diverse areas of Oregon and seeing how the cyclists enjoyed every stretch. 

The Oregon Trail Gravel is the undisputed “Grand Tour of Gravel” in the world. It’s for racers AND adventure riders who want to test their limits and push personal boundaries. This is an all-inclusive Bike Vacation! A five-day event gravel stage race in the hearth of the Cascades. It will challenge and reward racers and adventure riders not only on the epic days in the saddle but the celebration of the gravel family each night at camp.

The first two stages of the Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder were challenging.

The first stage ended at camp 1 in Gilchrist, where riders were faced with perfect conditions but challenging terrain that defied expectations of an "easy day". The five-day stage race kicked off with a fast and dusty 66-mile stage in Bend, Oregon. The competition was intense from the start, with riders pushing hard to break the peloton. Axelle Dubau-Prevot and Cameron Jones won the stage from bunch sprints.

The second stage took riders from Gilchrist to Oakridge, offered very different and more challenging terrain, with a longer stage of 97 miles, more elevation gain, and technical sections that tested riders' endurance and skills. The Oregon wilderness continues to enchant everyone, and the incredible level of athletes left everyone speechless. With the first two stages completed, the excitement and anticipation are building for the next ones. American Michaela Thompson and Frenchman Alexys Brunel won the second stage on Thursday.

Friday’s stage 3 of the Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder was more of a recovery day with more time at camp to relax or jump in the riverThe stage was marked by timed segments, featuring speed and explosive moments. It was a fast-paced, adrenaline-filled day with impressive highlights. One of the most exciting moments was when the second- and third-place riders crossed the finish line simultaneously. To break the tie, they competed in an exhilarating "beer chug," where the participant who drank the beer the fastest emerged victorious. In this case, Cameron Jones clinched the win.

Cecile Lejeune and Alexys Brunel won on day, while Michaela Thompson, who finished second in women's category, held onto her overall lead by over three minutes on Lejeune as Brunel pulled ahead of Jones in the men’s catgory by seven seconds.

The gravel race wrapped up on Sunday with a gruelling 70-mile Queen stage that took participants back to the start in Bend, Oregon.  It was a brutally hard day. Pete Stetina animated the race, cauising mayhem in the men's race after losing time on previous stages he decided to go on the attack, with only Easter and Hugo Drechou able to hang on. Stetina sprinted to the line with Easter taking the stage. Drechou moved into first place overall with his efforts.

Lejeune soloed to victory taking the stage win by over 10 minutes in the women's category, moving into first place in the G.C overhauling Thompson.

Pro Women's Podium

1st Cécile Lejeune (CCB p/b Levine Law Group) 17:35:54
2nd Serena Gordon (Sunnyside Sports / SMCC)  +31:24
3rd Flavia Oliveira Parks (EXCEL SPORTS p/b SPECIALIZED) +33:29

Men's Pro Podium

1st Drechou Hugo (GROOVE GRAVEL) 15:14:13 
2nd Griffin Easter (OpiCure Foundation Gravel Team p/b Canyon Bicycles) +3:03 
3rd Robert Britton ( FACTOR - OVRLND pb Schwalbe) +7:33 

Open Women's Podium

1st Breanna Dodd 20:03:27
2nd Claire Reinert +14:06 
3rd Taylor Snider +24:35

Open Men's Podium

1st Josh Denison (Honey Badgers) 18:45:52 
2nd Jack Spinks (Canadian Gravelers) +51:06
3rd Edward Dudlik +1:17:23

Junior Men

1st Alexander Profumo (The Profumos) 20:54:57

Master Women's 45-59 Podium

1st Shelley Peachell (Powder Creek Offroad Racing) 22:40:38 
2nd Tracy Ellwein (Dialed Cycling Team) +4:37 
3rd Audra Adair (High Country Adaptive Sports) +12:23

Master Men's 45-49 Podium

1st Brad Day 17:22:46 
2nd Michael Claudio (ThirstyBear Cycling) +10:07
3rd Stefano Profumo (The Profumos) +34:54

Master Women's 60+ Podium

1st Julie Heidt (K9CRACK) 26:03:44 
2nd Carolyn Franzone +4:09:16
3rd Julienne Drysdale +5:09:30

Master Men's 60+ Podium

1st John Hunt 18:25:13
2nd Emilio Cervantes (949 Racing) +52:15
3rd Brian Anderson (Tri City Cycling) +3:13:22

Tag Team Podium

1st (Elote Dev Team) Jessica Cobb (15:04:42) and Roman de Jesus 12:13:26

Link to the 2024 Oregon Trail Gravel results: https://my.raceresult.com/297391/results

 

Last Grizzly Gravel: New 3-Day Gravel Race & Ride in Utah this September

Join Breakaway Promotions, the team behind The Oregon Trail, for another spectacular celebration of gravel at the new three-day, all-inclusive gravel stage race, Last Grizzly Gravel, this September 20-22nd, 2024

Join the team of Breakaway Promotions for another spectacular celebration of gravel at the three-day, all-inclusive gravel stage race, the Last Grizzly Gravel!  The adventure starts in Northern Utah before heading across the border into Idaho traversing the the Bear Mountain Range in Wasatch/Cache National Forest. Come witness the amazing brilliance of golds of the high aspens to the cobalt colors of Northern Utah's famous Bear Lake.  

The Last Grizzly Gravel is a 3-day all-inclusive gravel bike ride and race, transversing Utah and Idaho with spectacular views of the Bear Lake, a natural freshwater lake on the Idaho–Utah border in the Western United States. About 109 square miles in size, it is split about equally between the two states; its Utah portion comprises the second-largest natural freshwater lake in Utah, after Utah Lake.

The event will take place September 20-22nd, 2024, and is limited to only 200 riders.  Like its bigger cousin in Oregon, The Oregon Trail, our team will provide high-quality camping locations, full logisitical support, and breathtaking courses.  If you are ready to take on this 270 miles 20,000-foot challenge sign up now to secure your spot.  The event will begin and end in the historic town of Ogden, Utah one of the fastest growing towns for the outdoor industry. 

The ride is named after the incredible tale of Old Ephraim, the last grizzly in Utah, a notorious twelve year old great grizzly bear that once roamed and ruled the Cache National Forest in Idaho and Utah.

Like its bigger cousin in Oregon, The Oregon Trail, Team Breakaway will provide high-quality camping locations, full logistical support, and breath-taking courses.

The course is approximately 237 miles with 19,700-feet of climbing and starts and ends in the historic town of Ogden, Utah one of the fastest growing towns for the outdoor industry. The campsite is located at Rendezvous Beach, Bear Lake State Park, Utah which will host the opening dinner on Friday night and Finish Line Festivities on Sunday afternoon.

Stage 1 is approx. 75 miles with 7,600 feet of climbing from the start to Bear Lake. Stage 2 is 92 miles with 7,400 feet of climbing from Bear Lake to Beaver Creek. The final Stage 3 is 70 miles with 4,700 feet of climbing from Bear Lake back to the start. Full course details will be published shortly.

2 Nights Camping

As a participant, all you have to do is ride!  At packet pickup, you will be given a gear tote which you will pack all of our supplies for camping and riding in. The logistics team will transport your gear from the ride start each day to the next day's campsite, leaving you to enjoy; Delicious Catered Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinners, Nightly Campsite Festivities, Stocked Aid Stations, Fat Tire Celebration Station, On-Course & In-Camp Mechanics and Gear Transportation

VIP Tent Option

You can bring your own tent or pick the VIP Tent add-on option, and they’ll set up a tent for you with the VIP Tent Set-Up & Take-Down.

VIP Lodge Accommodations

For those who Love riding but not a fan of camping, you can choose one of the VIP Lodge Accommodations. Team Breakaway will transport you to the lodge on Friday night, pick you up for the start on Saturday, then you'll finish at the lodge Saturday. Reservations are for the entire room so fill it with friends (there are 2-3 beds in each room) or keep it for yourself!

Register NOW to SECURE a Place

Registration includes; a Custom Pint Glass, Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners, Custom T-Shirt, Beer, Well Stocked Aid Stations, Well Marked and Amazing Courses, Chip timing and Mechanical Support.

If you are ready to take on this 237 miles with 19,700-feet of climbing challenge sign up now to secure your spot. Limited to only 200 riders!

For more information, please visit: https://www.lastgrizzlygravel.com or click the button below to register now.