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Former soigneur Geerike Schreurs proud of ‘brave decision’ to turn pro in gravel racing

Geerike Schreurs (SD Worx-Protime) on the right, with a bike throw to claim second at Unbound Gravel 200 behind Rosa Klöser

People she knows call her ‘Gee’, but most people in the US were not familiar with Geerike Schreurs (SD Worx-Protime), or how to pronounce her name, until she hit the big time of gravel at the 2024 Life Time Unbound 200. A relative newcomer to gravel racing and a first-timer at Unbound, the Dutch rider finished second to winner Rosa Klöser, another debutant, in an exciting eight-rider sprint to the line in downtown Emporia, Kansas after 203 miles (327km).

Saturday’s fierce sprint, to end a race that played out over 10 hours, 26 minutes and two seconds, was also the fastest edition of Unbound Gravel’s north route which has been completed now three times. 

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