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Belgian Waffle Ride: Melisa Rollins and Brendan Johnston claim victory in Utah

Cofidis' Spanish rider Ion Izaguirre Insausti cycles in a lone breakaway in the final ascent of the Col de la Croix Rosier during the 12th stage of the 110th edition of the Tour de France cycling race, 169 km between Roanne and Belleville-en-Beaujolais, in central-eastern France, on July 13, 2023. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP)

Brendan Johnston and Melisa Rollins both delivered their first big gravel wins in the US at the Belgian Waffle Ride Utah over the weekend, with the Australian multi-discipline rider rebounding from a rocky patch while it was a home ground triumph for Rollins as she returned to rougher surfaces after a big road block through the first part of the year.

The 128 mile (206 kilometre) race in the Southern Utah desert starts and finishes in Cedar City, is punctuated by nine road sections which make up just 8% of the race, has 7,500 feet of climbing (2,286 metres), single track, water crossings and often stiff headwinds.

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