This US gravel race has a prize fund of $50,000

Riders at the Belgian Waffle Ride in California will be competing for the largest ever prize fund at a gravel race

California gravel riding
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The prizes on offer at the Belgian Waffle Ride California will be the "largest ever for a gravel race" with over $50,000 in cash and prizes being given out to competitors.

The organisers of the race, Monuments of Cycling, say that the prize purse is the largest ever within the discipline. It will be distributed between the top five men and women, and also includes $5,000 that will be given to the top three junior riders who compete.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.