Former Tour de France yellow jersey wearer to ride Unbound Gravel

Belgian Jan Bakelants dips his toes into gravel racing at America's biggest bike race

Jan Bakelants in yellow
(Image credit: Getty Images)

We’re just days out from the 17th edition of Unbound Gravel, the biggest gravel race in the world with 4,000 participants battling it out across the rolling Flint Hills of Kansas.

Off-road careers can be made in Emporia, which continues to draw world-class talent in search of glory. Familiar faces such as Keegan Swenson, Ian Boswell, Laurens ten Dam, Peter Stetina, Lachlan Morton and Alex Howes are all back for yet another crack at the 200-mile marquee event. And they’ll be joined by an old WorldTour comrade and gravel newcomer, Jan Bakelants. 

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