The second UCI Gravel World Series event took place this past weekend in Nannup, Western Australia on a hilly and scenic course 250km south of Perth.
The battle for victory was a man-to-man fight between former Worldtour rider Nathan Haas who switched to gravel this season and Adam Blazevic, a 23-year old talent combining the different off-road disciplines with road racing.
Blazevic got away early in the race and Haas was the only rider capable of bridging the gap halfway to then see Blazevic get away again solo with 25km to go to win in Nannup after 125km in a time of 4h22 (28.6 km/h average) and a gap of nearly 2 minutes to Haas. Matthew Bird came in third 8 minutes after Blazevic.
Maria Madigan was the overall winner in the female categories in a time of 5h21 (23.3 km/h average), scoring a superstrong 32 overall place with the men, 11m44 ahead of Darcie Richards while Steff Van Amerongen got overall third in the female categories winning her F40-44 age group.