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Ian Boswell’s Unbound 200 bike: Enterprise withinside the entrance, wide-variety celebration withinside the again

Ian Boswell's Unbound 200 bike
Ian Boswell's Unbound 200 bike

Full with retro paint job, 3D-revealed saddle, aero chainring and an MTB derailleur

Ian Boswell bought right here into Unbound Gravel as a result of the protective champion from 2021. His win bought right here after he and fellow Specialised athlete Laurens ten Dam rode Pete Stetina, Ted King, and Colin Strickland off their wheel. Boswell and Ten Dam traded pulled correct up until the tip during which Boswell pushed over the final climb and stayed on the the entrance as they started out their sprint down Business Avenue. Boswell is not at all times acknowledged for his sprinting capabilities, nonetheless being able to sprint on the cease of two hundred miles is a barely distinct recreation. He averaged 928 watts for 12 seconds to outsprint the Dutchman, who accomplished on Boswell’s wheel.

It turned in the midst of remaining yr’s victory that Boswell – alongside Ten Dam, Alison Tetrick and others – unveiled a unfashionable-contemporary-day model of the Specialised Diverge. It turned a structure that threw decrease again to the Rock Combo – a drop bar mountain motormotorcycle thought created with the help of utilizing Specialised withinside the ’80s that would have equipped in correctly with model new gravel motormotorcycle crowd.

This yr, Boswell turned at it once more, this time with a heat crimson Stumpjumper-stimulated retro structure. In 1984, whereas mountain motormotorcycle racing turned in its infancy, Specialised launched Staff Stumpjumper. After all, mountain motormotorcycle racing turned so new, a few of the riders bought right here from cyclo-go and fast positioned drop bars on these new ‘mountain’ bikes.

Wanting on the specs, there could also be not something retro roughly the motormotorcycle’s component alternative. However the most distinctive additions embody a robust ‘Trip Like Mo’ sticker on the pinnacle of the steerer tube, along with the crimson ribbon equipped in the midst of the Dawn Tribute Spin for Mo, which occurred on Friday sooner than the race, in tribute to Moriah Wilson who turned killed in a taking footage in Austin, Texas, 3 weeks in the past.

On the eve of this yr’s race, Boswell said he turned feeling “like a cooped up horse geared up to interrupt unfastened and run.” Because the race unfolded, nonetheless, it turned now now not he nonetheless Ten Dam who broke unfastened on the eighty mile mark, a solo lead which lasted 15 miles with Boswell chasing in a set behind. By the three zone mark, Boswell turned withinside the lead group alongside Alexey Vermeulen, Pete Stetina, Keegan Swenson and eventual winner Ivar Slik. Ten Dam chased by myself behind.

Come the tip, Boswell wouldn’t expertise the an identical sprinting success as sooner than. The four-guy sprint turned gained with the help of utilizing Ivar Slik, aboard a Wilier Rave SLR.

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