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Snow, mud, hail – 2023 Shasta Gravel Hugger race gallery

Snow, mud, hail, sunshine and freezing temperatures were part of the menu for the 2023 Shasta Gravel Hugger in northern California on March 4. Brennan Wertz returned to recapture another overall men’s title at the 100-mile Full Hug race, while Nadia Gontova claimed the title in the Open Women’s division.

Because of cold weather and snow in northern California in a forecast a week before the event, race organisers moved the start time on Saturday from 9 a.m. local time to 11 a.m., and two dirt sections, East Louis Jeep Trail and Townsend Road were removed from the main course. By race day, the thermometer would barely rise above the freezing mark. 

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