Press Release: Lauren De Crescenzo & Alex Howes Win 2021 SBT GRVL: Steamboat Springs, Colorado

2021 sbt grvl results
All photos in this article by Linda Guerrette

3,000 riders, including a number of current and former U.S. professional national champions, Olympians, World Tour riders and many of the world’s most accomplished gravel riders descended on Routt County’s pristine gravel roads to contest the 2021 edition of SBT GRVL presented by Canyon Bicycles. In only its second year SBT has quickly become one the largest and most prestigious cycling events in the United States, fixing the cycling universe’s collective attention on the state of Colorado for the first time since 2019.”

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After 142 miles it was Lauren De Crescenzo (CINCH ELITE) and Alex Howes (EF Education First – Nippo Pro Cycling) who crossed the finish line first ahead of their respective Pro/Open fields.”

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Tiffany Cromwell

Those fields included Olympian Tiffany Cromwell, current and former US pro-national road champions Lauren Stephen and Alex Howes, 2021 Unbound champions Lauren de Crescenzo and Ian Boswell, defending SBT GRVL champion Ted King, 2021 BWR champion Pete Stetina and Alt-TDF champion Lachlan Morton.”

2021 sbt grvl results

The 2021 edition of SBT GRVL also broke ground as the first-ever gravel cycling race to be televised live, with Wahoo as the presenting sponsor. Broadcast partner OutsideTV carried the televised show.”

2021 sbt grvl results

“Seeing the incredible outpouring of enthusiasm for SBT GRVL, you feel a tremendous sense of pride in our local Steamboat community and the experience they make possible for our riders,” said Amy Charity, co-founder, and owner. “We’ve got some of the best gravel in the world, but without our volunteers and the tremendous support from our sponsors and locals, this event wouldn’t be what it’s become. We’re very thankful and look forward to building on this foundation for years to come.”

2021 sbt grvl results

Women’s Top Five

  1. Lauren De Crescenzo (6:45:36)
  2. Lauren Stephens
  3. Flavia Oliveira
  4. Crystal Anthony
  5. Whitney Allison

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Men’s Top Five

  1. Alex Howes (6:19:44)
  2. Ian Boswell
  3. Peter Stetina
  4. Adam Roberge
  5. Freddy Ovett

2021 sbt grvl results

SBT GRVL at a Glance

  • Sold out in minutes with 3,000 registered riders including a who’s who of US cycling
  • Participants registered from every state and 14 countries 
  • 142-mile route (100+ miles of gravel) with 9,400 feet of climbing. 
  • Departs and finishes in downtown Steamboat Springs, CO. 
  • One the “monuments of gravel,” it’s the largest field of any cycling race in Colorado

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One thought on “Press Release: Lauren De Crescenzo & Alex Howes Win 2021 SBT GRVL: Steamboat Springs, Colorado

  1. Why not concede that this is just another commercial race for pro cyclists, riding billboards, promotional gear fests, and be done with it?
    Continue to appreciate your breath-of-fresh-air honest reviews and world hopping ride travel logs…


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