2020 Gravel Power Rankings Final

2020 Gravel Power Rankings Final

2020 was a tough year for everyone. We got a lot of quality solo miles on our bikes, but group rides and events were almost all cancelled. 

Though some organizers were able to hold their events, many riders were not able to participate. Some could not travel. Some were unable to participate financially. Some had an underlying health condition that made group activities particularly dangerous to them or their immediate family. Some simply felt participating in a group event was the wrong thing to do. We have full respect for all of the riders who were unwilling or unable to participate in events for any reason. But we did have events. Three of them. 

You might think It is a little silly to calculate a national champion based on only three events. And you would be right. But we are doing it anyway. Here we go.


Texas Chainring Massacre

The first event of the year was the Texas Chainring Massacre on Jan 25. All told, 613 riders toe'd the start line, with 409 riders in the main 60-mile event and another 80 opting for the 100-mile “Executioner” course.

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Old Man Winter

Old Man Winter looked to be a proper start to the season with a stacked field of name-brand pros, but the race was nullified after 10 miles due to a blizzard. So at the end of the day the only winner of Old Man Winter was… Old Man Winter.

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Mid South

Mid South took place March 14, just days before the Covid-19 lockdown. With 943 riders in the main event, this would be the larger than the other two events combined. 

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Belgian Waffle Ride: Cedar City

The organizers of the Belgian Waffle Ride were able to put a covid-19 protocol in place and hold their first event outside of California on Oct 17. The event had 566 takers with 395 riders in the main field. This was the smallest of the three events in 2020, but arguably, the most important. With no Covid-19 cases traced back to the event, they proved it is possible to safely hold an outdoor cycling event with proper protocols in place. 

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2020 Final Rankings

Here are the cumulative rankings for the year. Congratulations to all the riders. 

2020 Men

Place Rider POINTS
1 Payson McElveen 47200
2 Peter Stetina 28872
3 Colin Strickland 28320
4 Mat Stephens 23332
5 Keegan Swenson 19800
6 Jonathan Baker 18880
7 Gordon Wadsworth 15104
8 Dennis van Winden 13216
9 Spencer Seggebruch 12300
10 Rob Bell 11404
11 Andrew Dillman 11328
12 Matt Acker 9440
13 John ShalekBriski 9010
14 Dillon Caldwell 8200
15 Alexey Vermeulen 7920
16 Scott Moninger 7380
17 Dylan Johnson 7128
18 Mark Currie 6608
19 Colin Noe 6560
20 Griffin Easter 6336
21 Eric Brunner 5544
22 Zach Nehr 4920
23 Ryan Standish 4752
24 Ben Delaney 4720
25 Lawrence Gibson 4100
26 Austin Whittington 4050
27 Brian McCulloch 3960
28 Ryan Currie 3776
29 Kurt Dornhecker 3280
30 Joe Goettl 3168
31 Reid Foster 2870
32 Stefano Barberi 2772
33 Chad Hodges 2460
34 Andy Chasteen 2430
35 Billy Taylor 2376
36 Scott Williamson 2050
37 Kai Applequist 1980
38 Bryan Lewis 1888
39 Collin Davis 1640
40 Nick Gould 1620
41 Jeremy Ward 1584
42 Michael Sencenbaugh 1296
43 Evan Bybee 1230
44 Cooper Shanks 1188
45 Cody Melton 1134
46 Tom Harp 972
47 Aston Haswell 820
48 Joe Kleidosty 810
49 Geno Villafano 792
50 Robb Finegan 648
51 Ben Hokamp 567
52 Jim Hansen 486
53 Clint Westhoff 405
54 Ed Husted 324
55 Clayton Van Ekeren 243
56 Bill Nagel 162

2020 Women

Place Rider Points
1 Hannah Finchamp 47200
2 Amanda Nauman 28320
3 Emily Newsom 20500
4 Rose Grant 19800
5 Kristen Faulkner 18880
6 Kae Takeshita 17640
7 Lauren Stephens 16992
8 Samantha Runnels 15104
9 Amy Charity 13216
10 kimberly pettit 12300
11 Kathy Prutt 11880
12 Katie Strempke 11328
13 Anthony 7920
14 Megan Barr 7552
15 Kristen Legan 7380
16 Abby ShalekBriski 7150
17 Heather Jackson 7128
18 Kelly Paduch 6608
19 Maddie Woolley 6560
20 Melisa Rollins 6336
21 Katie Kantzes 5938
22 Sarah Moloney 5740
23 Emily Mileski 5664
24 Kaysee Armstrong 5544
25 Leigh Ann Fields 4920
26 Evelyn Dong 4752
27 Melissa Monosoff 4100
28 Holly Breck 3960
29 Risa Hustad 3776
30 Carrie Bax 3280
31 Bri Hoopes 3168
32 Nicole Pressprich 2870
33 Michelle Hance 2832
34 Sarah Jarvis 2772
35 Casandra Cardoza 2460
36 Hilary Heskett 2376
37 Sarah Startz 2050
38 Anne Donley 1980
39 Hannah Glatter 1640
40 Mary Jimenez 1620
41 Jennifer Smith 1584
42 Christie Tracy 1458
43 Jackie Chasteen 1296
44 Kellie Nelson 1230
45 Lindsey Stevenson 1188
46 Ashley Wolfe 1134
47 Ariel Wyant 972
48 Elizabeth Schuster 820
49 Denise Freisberg 810
50 Peta Takai 792

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