Grant and Voss win inaugural titles at Red Bull Rio Grande Gravel

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Emma Grant and Colin Strickland at Rio Grande Gravel in Marfa Texas USA on 7 May 2022 Paris Gore Red Bull Content Pool SI202205080050 Usage for editorial use only

Emma Grant (left) won the women’s long route while Colin Strickland (right) was third overall (Image credit: Paris Gore / Red Bull Content Pool)
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Mens podium at Rio Grande Gravel in Marfa Texas USA on 7 May 2022 Paris Gore Red Bull Content Pool SI202205080047 Usage for editorial use only

Men’s podium (L to R): second-placed Innokenty Zavyalov, winner Paul Voss and third-placed Colin Strickland (Image credit: Paris Gore / Red Bull Content Pool)
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Womens podium at Rio Grande Gravel in Marfa Texas USA on 7 May 2022 Paris Gore Red Bull Content Pool SI202205080073 Usage for editorial use only

Women’s podium (L to R): second-placed Jenn Real, winner Emma Grant and third-placed Celene Oberholzer (Image credit: Paris Gore / Red Bull Content Pool)

Emma Grant and Paul Voss entered the record books as the inaugural winners for the Red Bull Rio Grande Gravel 127-kilometre event, which was contested from the Cibolo Creek Ranch outside Marfa, Texas on Saturday. Dubbed as the “dule among gravel’s best in the far out west”, the new event offered a 127-kilometre route with 1,275 meters of climbing across dirt and gravel roads.

Grant dominated a small women’s field in the Rio Grande Gravel, sealing the victory in 4 hours, 40 minutes, 47 seconds for a 25-minute advantage over runner-up Jenn Real. The two competed a week ago at the 212km Belgian Waffle Ride in California, Real finishing 18th and Grant following one spot behind in 19th position. In Texas, Grant made a statement by finishing well ahead of Real, while Celene Oberholzer finished third.

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