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‘world’s fastest gravel race bike’
(Image credit: Anne-Marije Rook // Future)

There was plenty to see at the Unbound Gravel race in Emporia, Kansas, this year. 

With a record 4,000 registered racers in attendance as well as their support crew, family, friends and bike fans, the small town in the middle of the U.S.A sure lived up to its nickname of ‘Gravel City’.

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Anne-Marije Rook
North American Editor

Cycling Weekly's North American Editor, Anne-Marije Rook is old school. She holds a degree in journalism and started out as a newspaper reporter — in print! She can even be seen bringing a pen and notepad to the press conference.

Originally from The Netherlands, she grew up a bike commuter and didn't find bike racing until her early twenties when living in Seattle, Washington. Strengthened by the many miles spent darting around Seattle's hilly streets on a steel single speed, Rook's progression in the sport was a quick one. As she competed at the elite level, her journalism career followed, and soon she became a full-time cycling journalist. She's now been a cycling journalist for 11 years.