2019 Gravel Power Rankings Final

December 15, 2019

Pure Gravel Power Rankings

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2019 MEN

  1. Ted King
  2. Colin Strickland
  3. Payson McElveen
  4. Peter Stetina
  5. Mat Stephens
  6. Thomas Humphreys
  7. Raphael Auclair
  8. Stephan Davoust
  9. Eddie Anderson
  10. Brendan Rhim
  11. Kevin Girkins
  12. Kevin Bouchard-Hall
  13. John Borstelmann
  14. Alex Howes
  15. Joshua Berry
  16. Carl Decker
  17. Alex Grant
  18. Colby Lange
  19. Magnus Sheffield
  20. Duncan Riffle
  21. Andrew Dillman
  22. Tim Mitchell
  23. Tobin Ortenblad
  24. Vitor Zucco Schizzi
  25. Lachlan Morton
  26. Brandon Melott
  27. Mike Barton
  28. Adam Hill
  29. Matt Lieto
  30. Matthew Curbeau
  31. Stephen Mull
  32. Tristan Uhl
  33. Grant Ellwood
  34. Bruno Langlois
  35. Sam Vickery
  36. Samuel (Hunter) Grove 
  37. Ben Schmutte
  38. James Driscoll
  39. Ryan Woodall
  40. Marc-Andre Fortier
  41. Cody Kaiser
  42. Eric Marcotte
  43. Cameron Piper
  44. Jake Magee
  45. Michael Van Den Ham
  46. Michael Sencenbaugh
  47. Lane Maher
  48. Dylan Stucki
  49. Mark Currie
  50. Scott Myers
  51. Isaiah Newkirk 
  52. Nolan Vanderzwaag
  53. Lars Boom
  54. Kiel Reijnen
  55. Scott Moninger
  56. Ken Benesh
  57. Jonathan Baker
  58. Andrew Clemence 
  59. Rob Bell
  60. Brian Scarbrough
  61. Noah Granigan
  62. Cooper Willsey
  63. James Read 
  64. Zach Calton
  65. Barry Wicks
  66. Cole House
  67. Jacob Rathe
  68. Stephen Vogel
  69. TJ Eisenhart
  70. Ivan Gallego
  71. Austin Morris
  72. Nicholas Stanko
  73. Jared Scott 
  74. Gordon Wadsworth
  75. Caleb Swartz
  76. Lance Haidet
  77. Scott Chapin
  78. Brandon Baker
  79. David Almanzan 
  80. Craig Richey
  81. Alan Burgess
  82. Ryan Petry
  83. Marc-André Daigle
  84. John Whipple
  85. Matthew Fox
  86. Jeremy Benson
  87. Gage Hecht
  88. Thomas Herman 
  89. Miles Billings
  90. Eric Fischer
  91. Jesse Moore
  92. Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
  93. Jason Moeschler
  94. Brendan Housler
  95. Matt McLoone
  96. Nicholas Diniz
  97. Ethan Call
  98. Jameson Ribbens 
  99. Travis McCabe
  100. Jamey Driscoll
  101. Scotty Albaugh
  102. Brett Wachtendorf
  103. Sam Noel
  104. Nick Geddes
  105. Michael Sheehan
  106. Matt Acker
  107. Luke Gangi-Wellman
  108. Jake Hollenbach
  109. Tyler Butterfield 
  110. Geoff Kabush
  111. Johnny Mitchell
  112. Quentin Olson
  113. Jeremiah Bishop
  114. Travis Lechner
  115. Tim Eaton
  116. Christopher Besaw
  117. Curtis White
  118. Chris Stevens
  119. Yanick Ekmann 
  120. Dillon Osleger
  121. Calvin Hoops
  122. Steve Calland
  123. Andy Scott
  124. David Wiens
  125. Neil Shirley
  126. Ryan Gorman
  127. Chris Ganter
  128. Tanner Ward
  129. Ryan Currie
  130. Thomas Olek
  131. Chris Mackay 
  132. Jordan Roessingh
  133. Andrew Levitt
  134. Dillon Caldwell
  135. Timothy Rugg
  136. Jordan Fields
  137. Eric Chizum
  138. Leroy Popowski
  139. Phillip Pearce
  140. Philip Wong
  141. Jason Cimini
  142. Erik Harrington
  143. John Hunt
  144. Justin Scott
  145. Tom Danielson
  146. Javier Peris
  147. Michael Nunez
  148. Jiri Senkyrik
  149. patrick walle
  150. Kyle Dixon
  151. Jesse Stauffer
  152. Peter Roper
  153. Constantin Schreiber
  154. Brad Flachsbart
  155. Niels Vande Casteele
  156. Nathan Goates
  157. Marshall Opal 
  158. Paul Thomas

2019 WOMEN

  1. Kae Takeshita
  2. Amity Rockwell
  3. Sarah Sturm
  4. Sarah Max
  5. Alison Tetrick
  6. Katerina Nash
  7. Nina Laughlin
  8. Amanda Nauman
  9. Lauren De Crescenzo
  10. Jennifer Valente
  11. Amy Charity
  12. Magdeleine Vallieres
  13. Regina Legge
  14. Olivia Dillon
  15. Lauren Stephens
  16. Evelyn Dong
  17. Gwen Inglis
  18. Mary Penta
  19. Emma Swartz
  20. Maude Farrell
  21. Maghalie Rochette
  22. Kate Courtney
  23. caitlin berstein
  24. Hanna Muegge
  25. Lyne Bessette
  26. Brodie Chapman
  27. Serena Gordon
  28. Laura King
  29. Rachel Plessing
  30. Allison Schroeder
  31. Tyler Cohen
  32. Moriah Wilson
  33. Meredith Miller
  34. Holly Breck
  35. Kelly Paduch
  36. Susan Vigland
  37. Rachel Cohen
  38. Ellen Tarquinio
  39. Kaysee Armstrong
  40. Anna Grace Christiansen
  41. Leah Thorvilson
  42. Julie Emmerman
  43. Sarah Swallow
  44. Jen Toops
  45. Lea Davison
  46. Judah Sencenbaugh
  47. Courtenay Mcfadden
  48. Kristina Vrouwenvelder
  49. Laura Aykroyd
  50. Kelly Catale
  51. Michelle Hance
  52. Julie Wright
  53. Nicole Pressprich
  54. Taylor Kuyk-White
  55. Kathryn Hicks
  56. Rhonda Quick
  57. Tina Severson
  58. Jennifer Schwarz
  59. Aimee Vasse
  60. Keri Pawielski
  61. elizabeth McCalley
  62. Turner Ramsay
  63. Amber Ferreira
  64. Courtney Tanner
  65. Vicki Barclay
  66. Mindy Caruso
  67. Alison Powers
  68. Meghan Owens
  69. Lois Smith
  70. Anna Dorovskikh
  71. Cynthia Frazier
  72. Samantha Runnels
  73. Peta Takai
  74. Julie Momber
  75. Sarah Bergeron-Larouche
  76. Scotti Lechuga
  77. Angela Graziosi
  78. Hayley Wickstrom
  79. Kristi Mohn
  80. Leslie Ethridge
  81. Claudia Behring
  82. Sara Headley
  83. Joanna Millstein
  84. Anya Bogdanets
  85. Gabrielle Carriere
  86. Elise Coon
  87. Pia Smith
  88. Abby ShalekBriski
  89. Emily Jordan
  90. Katharine Ogden
  91. Amy Cameron
  92. Megan Doerr
  93. Justine Martel
  94. Caroline Nolan
  95. Carrie Bax
  96. Katie Thralls
  97. Kate Newick
  98. Michelle Henry
  99. Sian Turner
  100. Mary Reichardt
  101. Carey Lowery
  102. Kristi Lindquist
  103. Lindsay Knight
  104. Katrina Niez
  105. Kate Veronneau
  106. Erika Gardner
  107. Joanne Grogan
  108. Christina Bonnington
  109. Abigail Mickey
  110. Eleanor Joice
  111. Amy White
  112. Melisa Rollins
  113. Marg Fedyna
  114. Catherine Schutz
  115. Lori McCarty
  116. Suzanne Rinehart
  117. Kelly Boniface
  118. Charlotte Backus
  119. Emily Houtchens
  120. Margaret Shirley
  121. Lauren Wiscomb
  122. Allison Saunders
  123. Holly Mathews
  124. Libby Caldwell
  125. Jennifer Borst
  126. Nikki Peterson
  127. Jamie Henningson
  128. Kathleen Wanat
  129. Erin Green
  130. Christie Tracy
  131. Daphne Karagianis
  132. Courtney Morgan
  133. Adrienne Taren
  134. Cari Higgins
  135. Melissa Hiller
  136. Laura Reinhold
  137. Caroline Coble
  138. Jasmine Aspirot
  139. Brook Mickelson
  140. Casey Richter
  141. Mical Dyck
  142. Sarah Gibertoni
  143. Megan Hottman
  144. Elizabeth Williams
  145. Heather Ramsdell
  146. Erica Moe
  147. Morgan Chaffin
  148. Rebecca Szpara
  149. Susan Robinson
  150. Carol Kester
  151. Paige Redman
  152. Gravel TryHard
  153. Chris H. Hadgis
  154. Christie Tracy
  155. Alexandra Burton
  156. Claire Reinert
  157. Jennifer Kraatz
  158. Tina Fleecs
  159. Ally Keenan
  160. Selene Yeager
  161. Barbara Mariani

 


12 Responses

Matthew pisano
Matthew pisano

March 05, 2020

Alright sounds good. Have a great gravel season. Yeah every week a new event pops up. Gravel has arrived! Whooohoo

Matthew pisano
Matthew pisano

March 05, 2020

Alright sounds good. Have a great gravel season. Yeah every week a new event pops up. Gravel has arrived! Whooohoo

Pure Gravel
Pure Gravel

January 01, 2020

Matthew pisano, We are counting the LARGEST events, not the TOUGHEST. There are a lot of amazing events not on the list. Well loved events from our neck of the woods like Rock Cobbler and Old Growth Classic didn’t make the list either. We don’t want to introduce bias by hand-picking the list. We are counting on the gravel community to vote with their wallets and time by registering for the events they want to ride. There will always be amazing events that don’t make the list, but we think this methodology represents the populist nature of the sport, and we think it will give us an ever-changing list of 100% great events that people are willing to schedule, travel, and participate in.

All that said, we are hoping people like you will let us know when we miss an event that meets the criteria. It is hard for our team to vet EVERY event. For 2020, the cutoff is 500 riders. (spoiler alert: That number will have to go up in 2021 to keep the number of ranked events manageable) A quick look tells me in 2019 Iron cross had 329 riders. Hilly Billy had 322.

Pure Gravel
Pure Gravel

January 01, 2020

BRUCE HILDENBRAND, We will be doing this in 2020!

Pure gravel
Pure gravel

January 01, 2020

We love you James Walsh, but you didn’t crack the top 15 in any ranked events! We are rooting for you in 2020!

Pure Gravel
Pure Gravel

January 01, 2020

FLAHUTE, if that is the same person… 21st place. Thank you for the comment. We will look into a way to verify it is the same person… This sort of thing is difficult since they are listed differently on the various race results.

craig
craig

January 01, 2020

well thought out rankings… bummed my event didn’t make it, a true spring classic we had well over 500 people, but our results only showed 495. we’re an hour outside of chicago the 1st weekend of April. fast and a blast a handful on the rankings list have competed and looking for more! looking forward to joining the list in 2020!

Flahute
Flahute

January 01, 2020

I wonder how Jamey Driscoll would rank if his #38 and #100 positions were combined to accurately reflect his results.

Matt Ellis
Matt Ellis

January 01, 2020

Hello, I am enjoying your site especially as there are few cycling sites specifically devoted to gravel. The power rankings is a cool concept. For expanding the rankings beyond the U.S., I recommend starting with the Ghost of the Gravel about an hour and a bit outside Calgary, Alberta Canada. It’s on the short end of the distance scale at 122km (75 miles), but packs in more than 6,000 feet of climbing mostly on gravel and backcountry forest service roads in the foothills just east of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

It might not have reached the threshold of 500 racers quite yet, but it will in the next year or two if it hasn’t. So, keep your eye on that one for adding to your rankings.

Merry Christmas

Matthew pisano
Matthew pisano

January 01, 2020

There are alot of midwest to east coast races you guys are leaving out. I know you cant name them all. But the east coast has alot of really tough gravel events. Thanks for mentioning the unpaved here in pa. What about the iron cross? One of the longest in the country. And the hilly Billy? Also gunnar shorgen should be on the list. For sure one of the best gravel racers out there.

Bruce Hildenbrand
Bruce Hildenbrand

January 01, 2020

Interesting concept of Power Rankings. Rather than just the number of points, I think it would be very interesting to show from where those points came. Something like Ted King(1st – BWR, 3rd – DK, 2nd – SBTGVL, etc) I think that would give an even more informed look at how many and in which races the riders competed.

James Walsh
James Walsh

January 01, 2020

No love… 🤣😬…. but I beat a lot of guys on that list… multiple times.

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