Check out our RoadCycling.co.nz highlights of the 2018 Gravel & Tar Classic. A quality field of New Zealand and Australia’s finest teams went head to head over a brutal and honesty course that saw Ethan Berends come away with a fine win ahead of Michael Torckler and Hayden McCormick.
We had such a fun time filming the Gravel & Tar Classic this year, a completely different experience to your conventional road racing. The gravel element made for a frustrating time for a number of cyclists who suffered bad luck along the route, but a fantastic time for us as we got to shoot some awesome footage through the dust and capture some of the key moments of this year’s race.
The gravel played mayhem with a number of riders including Hayden McCormick, who punctured twice but still managed to pull through to take third place. Fortunately for both Michael Torckler of Blindz Direct and Mobius BridgeLane’s eventual race winner Ethan Berends they both managed to escape puncture-free. A great yo-yo battle for the front emerged between these three, with the final podium places being decided by a two-up sprint between Berends and Torckler.
Here in a few short minutes, is our highlights of the 2018 Gravel & Tar Classic.