While he might be retired from the UCI WorldTour, ex-pro cyclist Ted King still loves riding and racing – on gravel, ultra-gravel. He has won the epic 1037-mile Arkansaw High Country Race, Dirty Kanza/Unbound Gravel twice and now the special 177.6 mile Revolutionary War edition Swamp Fox Gravel Race.
The race started with 43 competitors battling along the low country coast of South Carolina, USA in the remote Francis Marion National Forest, named for Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion.
Only 36 riders completed the race, with King crossing the finish line in10:09:00. Bertrand Doron was next, after out sprinting Garett Schreier and Henry Blair, all three credited with a time of 10:37:00.
According to Bike Perfect, when asked about his victory afterwards the always humble King just replied, “I successfully pedaled faster than anyone else.”
Gabrielle Steele won the Women’s 177.6km race in 11:51:30, finishing 12th overall.
Former USA National Criterium Champion Ben Renkema won the 100km Men’s race in 4:57:40, while Laura King (Ted’s wife) won the Women’s in 5:09:20 and finished 7th overall.
Lara Hacket won the Women’s 50km event in 2:53:13 with Robert Hoenick taking the Men’s in 2:40:26.
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