The 4th edition of OMG! (Oh My God!) gravel fondo in Oxford, Mississippi kicked off the 2021 USA gravel cycling season on 10 January.

Gravel riders from all across Mississippi and from states as far away as Iowa and Colorado traveled to Oxford to race 100, 50 or 25 miles on  fast hard pack dirt roads.

Due to the pandemic, the organizers required every rider to wear a mask and they also limited the field to only 150 riders.

The facemask requirement was not an issue as temperatures hovered near freezing and snowflakes fell at the start.

The event is part of the Mississippi Gravel Cup, a four race series that takes place in several Mississippi cities from January through February.

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