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New Easton Overland gravel team hits the dirt

Michael van den Ham and Craig Richey add Canadian content to new allroad squad

Matt Lieto Ironman Escape

Easton Overland launched today as the latest team targeting a full calendar of North American gravel races.

Canadian cyclocross national champion Michael van den Ham joins Craig Richey as the two Canucks on the five-person team. Richey is already well versed in the realm of unpaved racing, finishing seventh at the 2018 DirtyKanza.Easton Overland Allied

Adventure racer Amity Rockwell, former elite marathon runner and 2016 Zwift Academy winner Leah Thorvilson and “reformed professional triathlete” turned gravel aficionado Matt Lieto join the two Canadians on the Easton Overland team.

The new Easton Overland team will start their season at the Land Run 100 on March 16. From there, they’ll target the biggest names in gravel racing, including the Belgian Waffle Ride, Dirty Kanza 200 and Grinduro.

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Allied Cycle’s Alfa Allroad. Image: Nicholas Kupiak / Easton Cycling

Supporting the athletes at these races will be a full support / content team, including Nicholas Kupiak, Easton’s videographer, Matt Hornalnd, Easton brand manager and the teams not-so-neutral support provider, and Andy Chasteen, photographer and storyteller from Allied Cycles.

Easton Overland will take on the continents grittiest races aboard Allied Cycleworks’ Alfa Allroad frames. As you might expect, the U.S. made carbon frames will be decked out in full Easton kit, along with parts from Schwalbe and Shimano. Additional team support includes Camelbak, Bell Helmets and the ever fashionable 100% Eyewear.

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Image: Sean Cochran
Easton Overland gravel team 2019 targeted events:

Land Run 100
Ride For Water p/b Easton Cycling
Belgian Waffle Ride
Dirty Kanza 200
Lost & Found
Oregon Gravel Stage Race
Steamboat Gravel
Rebeccas Private Idaho
Old Growth Classic with Easton Overland Support team
Peloton Gravel Mob p/b Easton

If you want to see Easton Overland’s not-so-neutral support man Matt Hornland convert that spread of Easton parts into an Allied Alfa Allroad, whether that’s to learn a pro trick or critique his mechanical technique, watch below: