2019 Edition of The World’s Premier Gravel Race Brings 2700 Riders to Kansas’ Flint Hills
Emporia, Kansas: Colin Strickland and Amity Rockwell were crowned the 2019 King and Queen of Kanza, winning the 14th Garmin Dirty Kanza 200, owned and produced by Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand.
This is the first DK title for both Strickland and Rockwell, they bested the most competitive men’s and women’s fields the Dirty Kanza 200 has seen to date, which included a number of WorldTour professional cyclists; Olympians; and national and world champions in cyclocross, road and mountain biking.
The 2019 course, regarded by organizers as the toughest they’ve created, covered 201.7 miles through some of the Flint Hills’ most beautiful and remote roads, challenging riders with chunky gravel and deep ruts (made deeper by recent rains).
“Each and every one of the 2700 riders that pinned on a number at this year’s event has our admiration,” said longtime organizer and Chief Gravel Officer Jim Cummins. “As they always do, the Flint Hills served up a number of challenges that Amity and Colin overcame with the skill and perseverance required of a DK champion. We’re proud to name them as the Queen and King of Kanza.”
Garmin Dirty Kanza 200 Women’s Top Five
1. Amity Rockwell (San Francisco, CA)
2. Alison Tetrick (Petaluma, CA)
3. Sarah Max (Bend, OR)
4. Kae Takeshita (Itasca, IL)
5. Olivia Dillon (Fairfax, CA)
Garmin Dirty Kanza 200 Men’s Top Five
1. Colin Strickland (Austin, TX)
2. Peter Stetina (Santa Rosa, CA)
3. Alex Howes (Louisville, CO)
4. Lachlan Morton (Louisville, CO)
5. Payson McElveen (Durango, CO)
A full list of official results, including race results for the DK100 and DKXL (350) is available via Athlinks here.
More Dirty Kanza Highlights for 2019
- DK100 Men’s Winner: Ashton Lambie
- DK100 Women’s Winner: Lauren Stephens
- DKXL (350 Miles) Men’s Winner: Jay Petervary
- DKXL (350 Miles) Women’s Winner: Lael Wilcox
- DK High School Men’s: Lucas Stierwalt
- DK High School Women’s: Oona Nelson
Interesting fact: Both DK200 winners were aboard Allied Cycle Works’s all-new Able gravel bike. Catch the scoop on the Able at this link.