First off, THANK YOU for your patience the past day as we contend with a technical nightmare that has kept us from providing you the results you so rightfully should have gotten on Sunday! We apologize wholeheartedly for this delay. Please know the timing team is working day and night through this issue and we are hand tabulating the results, one by one, using the backup video system and a cross reference file for each rider. We can blame the freak rain storm, but that really wouldn't fly in Belgium, so it shouldn't fly here either. It did make for an interesting start to the day!
Rest assured, we will have the full results for you, just not as fast as we want to. We do know in the next few days we will have everything to you. Please note: Cyclingnews.com posted erroneous results for the event.
We also have the most extensive photo galleries we have ever amassed of all riders from many purviews, including the magnificent Muur va Dubbelberg photos for you to share on social media. We expect to have these with you by the end of the day tomorrow.
Second, THANK YOU so much more making this the biggest event of its kind in the US and taking on the course in such challenging conditions. It was an incredible day by all accounts and the footage we captured of all of you for the OUTSIDE TV documentary is absolutely incredible. We cannot wait to premiere this to the world the first part of September.
In the meantime, please find a general BWR gallery link below.
The kUDOs, Hardwoman/Hardman Awards need your input!
We rely on your anecdotes about riders who did amazing things along the Waffle route. Please send us your stories about remarkable people who did selfless things in the pursuit of helping others.
The kUDOs award is for the rider or riders who showed the most spirit, encouraged, helped and inspired others. They brought positivity and a super service mentality to this most challenging of days.
The Hardman and Hardwomen awards go to the riders who simply put it out there more than anyone else. They drove the front, sheltered others from the wind and otherwise exemplified the Belgian work ethic that is a foundation of the BWR.
Please send us your accounts of these remarkable people!
Again, we are so sorry about the delay in results and are working to resolve this for you ASAP.
The Women's lead peloton along Del Dios Gorge.
Katerina Nash celebrates her triumphant first Waffle!
The Men's roll-out minutes before the all out chase to get to the Lemontwisterberg first.
Peter Stetina is showered with adulation after defending his title through numerous mechanicals, cramping, and a valiant attempt at a long range victory by a competitor he didn't know but now respects.
The Kakaboulet sector confronts all riders in both directions.
Alex Howes was the first rider across the bridge at Lemontwistenberg. Soon thereafter he fell victim to the teeth of the Stuur Uw Kat and his mission to troll Pete Stetina was put on ice.
The peloton chasing the breakaway riders up Black Canyon, where the temperature would reach 100 degrees later in the day.
After an early mooning of freak rain, lightning and thunder, the clouds parted for the women's call ups.
One of the hottest prospects in the USA mountain biking scene, Sandy Floren just posted perhaps his most glorious finish at BWR, and the world has taken notice. Sandy initiated the first breakaway of the day with 100-miles still to go, driving the pace and eventually dropping the two other riders he had with him... staying at the front of the race until half way up the final climb. His stellar, unflinching and inspiring effort has earned him the first Hardman jersey of the 2021 BWR. More on this later.
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