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SBT GRVL to Air Live Coverage in 2021

It’s the first ever live broadcast of a gravel race

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Live from Steamboat Springs, it’s gravel racing!

For the first time, fans of gravel racing will be able to watch live coverage of a major event. SBT GRVL announced plans to produce a two-hour live broadcast of its 2021 edition with partner Wahoo Fitness, mixing in live on-course coverage of the tail end of the 142-mile Black Course women’s and men’s races with athlete interviews, analysis and more.

The broadcast will stream in multiple locations, including MTN TV and through SBT GRVL’s website. Additionally, local fans in Colorado will be able to watch on traditional TV at antenna channel 28-1 in Denver, and Comcast channel 18 in Steamboat Springs.

Veteran endurance event commentator Matt Lieto—a gravel racer himself who placed 10th in the inaugural SBT GRVL in 2019 and whose experience includes covering the Ironman World Championships—has signed on to host. Jayson O’Mahoney will join him to provide color commentary and additional interviews.

Veteran endurance sport commentator Matt Lieto—who placed 10th in the inaugural SBT GRVL in 2019—has signed on to host the broadcast.

The 2021 edition, the race’s second after 2020 had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is scheduled to take place in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, on August 15, starting and finishing in the city’s downtown. 

The inaugural edition of SBT GRVL in 2019 proved quite popular, selling out its 3,000 spots in under 10 minutes and attracting a strong group of gravel racers in the process, including men’s and women’s winners Ted King and Brodie Chapman. The 2021 edition could make for exciting racing as some of the best in the sport fight it out over the waning miles of a 142-mile course with 9,200 vertical feet of elevation gain.