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The cycling world has responded to Tiffany Cromwell's accusations about the Belgian Waffle Ride and many are nodding their heads in affirmation!

Just two weeks ago, Australian World Tour pro rider, Tiffany Cromwell, raced Paris-Roubaix and finished 16th. The Olympian and winnaar of 2021 BWR Kansas had an interesting answer when asked which was harder, BWR CA or Paris-Roubaix?

The third place finisher said, "BWR was harder than I expected... it's harder than Paris-Roubaix." 

We can attest. This was the hardest BWR course to date. It wasn't the longest nor most elevation gain. That goes to the 146-mile / 12,000 feet of climbing 2016 version. But this course, with the extra and very challenging unroad sectors, was the hardest.

There is a cool look at the BWR courses over the years here:

We have so much to share with you tomorrow and the next few days! We will have thorough race recaps from many of the stars of this event, plus special recognition of those in our special community who make things brighter and more interesting.

Thanks for all your feedback on the IG Event coverage. The men's coverage ran on @BelgianWaffleRide and the women's on @PureGravel!

Here are some galleries for you! Let's give it up for our Photogs!

Friday - Expo


Men’s Race

Women’s Race

Derek Betcher

Rob Wessels

Jake Orness

For Media

Wafer / Wanna Day:

Eddie Hoffman

Erick Gonzalez

Rob Wessels


Photos of you!

FinisherPix took 100k photos across both days and all photos are online and searchable via name/race number…

Link to Saturday photos: 

Link to Sunday photos:

Rider’s can also use their selfie upload tool, which can sometimes result in finding more photos. You can find this function on their website after getting to the gallery by name or race number.

Signed up for the FinisherPix package? Emails are being sent to those of you who preordered your photo packages at the time of registration. You will receive instructions on how to download in this email but sometimes this email gets caught by spam filters so if any questions come about this, checking spam is the first line of defense.

Any questions can be directed to

Here are some stories from VeloNews:

Alexey Vermeulen's top-secret bike:

Alexey's power numbers for BWR:

Men's Race Action:

Women’s Waffle Gallery:

Women’s Waffle Story:

Men’s Waffle:

Dubbel Header and Wafer:

We've gotten great feedback from you on awesome people already. If you were inspired by anyone’s heroic efforts, helpful attitude or over the top humanitarianism, please send us stories about these inspirational people so we can share with the world and honor our Hardpeople, kUDOs, and Hyland’s Happy Helper award Winnaars!

Congrats to all our Winnaars and thank you to all our Expo vendors and Event sponsors. Special thanks to North City for letting us take over their place!

More to come! We will share a bunch of stuff tomorrow.
Tiffany came out to race BWR CA with her Boyfriend, Valtteri Bottas, and it looks like the two of them had some great fun. Bottas, the Finnish Formula One star competed in the shorter Belgian Wanna Ride and had an impressive result while out having some fun in the dirt. He got second overall!

Check out a bit here:


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