Laurens Ten Dam has won the Queen’s stage of the Migration Gravel Race in 7hrs 12 min 55s ahead of Ian Boswell, Suleiman Kangangi and Geoffrey Langat after 3000m of climbing. The Dutchman extended the lead he established after winning stage 1 and is a strong favourite to win the overall classification.
Ten Dam attacked with 10km remaining after riding with Kangangi, Langat and Boswell throughout the 174km stage. He dropped Langat, then Kangangi and Boswell, and now enjoys a healthy lead over Kangangi heading into stage 3.
Ian Boswell redeemed himself after the disaster of stage 1. He crossed the line and said,
Having caught his breath, he then declared;
“I think gravel riding has reached it’s peak and adventure riding is the next thing, and this is an adventure race.”
Langat rode on and off the lead group after the final feed station, but could not hang…
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