Ian Boswell | UNBOUND

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IAN BOSWELL & UNBOUND GRAVEL

 

In 2021, in his debut season racing gravel, former World Tour cyclist Ian Boswell won the Unbound Gravel 200, North America’s biggest bike race. Originally from Bend, Oregon, Ian had a breakout professional cycling career from 2010 to 2019, where he competed on the world stage for teams including Sky and Katusha-Alpecin in each of the European Grand Tours—the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España.

Now living in Peacham, Vermont, Ian works as athlete liaison for Wahoo Fitness, and is a volunteer firefighter, co-organizer of the Peacham Fall Fondo and gravel racer.

 

After 10 hours of racing at the 2021 Unbound 200, Ian beat Dutchman and fellow former World Tour cyclist Laurens Ten Dam in a two-up sprint down the streets of Emporia, Kansas. The duo rode away from a group of five of the world’s best gravel cyclists over the race’s final 30 miles, proving that Unbound is a competition of attrition where the athletes with the greatest endurance, most guts and best gear reach the top of the podium.

 

 

 

READ IAN'S RECAP OF THE 2021 UNBOUND 200

 

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Unbound 200 is an endlessly dynamic race, with countless changes in weather and road conditions throughout the day. The race begins 6 a.m., just after sunrise, and while the top finishers return to Emporia by late afternoon, other riders race the sunset while even more finish late into the night.

 

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