Ted King Wins SBT GRVL on Rene Herse Tires

The inaugural SBT GRVL (Steamboat Gravel) race saw more than 1,500 riders at the start in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The field include the Who-Is-Who of gravel racing: Ted King (two-times Dirty Kanza winner), Colin Strickland (this year’s DK winner) and Payson McElveen (winner of this year’s Landrun 150).

It turned out to be an exciting race over the beautiful high-country gravel roads. Attacks whittled the field first to 15, then five, then two: King and McElveen. And then Ted King crossed the finish line alone for a well-deserved win.

Ted King’s bike was a replacement, put together at the last minute after his own rig was damaged during the flight to Colorado. Rene Herse Bon Jon Pass 700C x 35 mm tires provided speed and comfort on the smooth high-country gravel.

Head over to VeloNews for a gallery of photos from the race!

Photo credits: Photowil (SBT GRVL).

3 Responses to Ted King Wins SBT GRVL on Rene Herse Tires

  1. canamsteve August 24, 2019 at 4:21 am #

    Who do we have to thank for the damage to Ted’s bike?

    I’m amazed at the number of Asian bike travelers who simply turn the handlebars, remove the pedals and pop the bike in a clear plastic bag. Very rarely any damage.

  2. Roderick J Holland August 24, 2019 at 5:09 am #

    Bravo!

  3. Jon Gove August 24, 2019 at 7:18 pm #

    Brilliant!! These are the same tires we’ve been riding for 2 years on our custom steel Sweetpea and Civilian bikes. Smooth, fast and reliable in all road and gravel conditions

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