Wertz and Rinehart fastest at 2024 UCI Highlands Gravel Classic

Hundreds to gravel riders took part in the Highlands Gravel Classic, the only age-group qualifier in the USA for the Trek UCI Gravel World Series in Goshen, Arkansas this weekend.

The Highlands Gravel Classic has 2 courses; the Highlands 68 miles and Farmlands 54 miles.  The 68 mile course was for Males (19-59) and Females (19-49) and 54 mile course was for Males 60+ and Females 50+. 

In the Elites men’s category Brennan Wertz attacked from a leading group of 3riders to win in a time of 3h 20m 25s, 10s ahead of Cobe Freeburn, and 34 seconds ahead of Nicholas Roche!

Wertz and Rinehart fastest at 2024 UCI Highlands Gravel Classic

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In the women’s Elite category Jenna Rinehart took 1st place in the overall elite competition, She solo’ed to the finish ahead of Maude farrell in 2nd 25 s behind whilst Flavia Oliveira Parks came 3rd some 4 minutes behind.

Wertz and Rinehart fastest at 2024 UCI Highlands Gravel Classic

Credit: @paytonlperkins

Riders finishing in the top 25% in their age and gender category have automatically qualified to participate in the 2024 UCI Gravel World Championships taking place in Belgium.

Link to 2024 Highlands Gravel Classic Results: https://my.raceresult.com/286410/

 
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