04 June 2019

As gravel racing continues to gain prominence in the racing world, Maxxis is proud to have once again sponsored Dirty Kanza.

A record number of pro riders, including former Olympians and two World Tour teams, tested their skills on this year’s 202-mile course, which featured the highest elevations in the history of the race. Dirty Kanza’s contests, which began June 1 and continued until the last racers crossed the finish line at around 2:00 a.m. the next day, attracted more than 2,700 entrants from 29 countries


Riders sponsored by Maxxis did well during the weekend, with Orange Seal Off-Road Racing’s Payson McElveen making the DK 200 podium. McElveen was fifth overall in the 200 and third in his division, finishing in 10:35:29. Giant Factory Off-Road’s Tristan Uhl rounded out the men’s top ten with an 11:02:27 finish, and longtime Maxxis rider and MTB legend Geoff Kabush was first in his 40-44 division and 14th overall. 

Payson McElveen with less than 50 miles to go. 📸@irossum

Payson McElveen bringing it home in 5th. 📸@irossum

Tristan Uhl finally able to rest the legs. 📸@irossum

Geoff Kabush rolls through the finish. 📸@irossum

Lauren Stephens achieved outstanding results in the DK 100, taking second place overall and first place among women. The Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank rider finished in 5:27:40. 

Lauren Stephens was all smiles at the 53 mile checkpoint. 📸@irossum

Maxxis thanks all of its riders for their performances in this grueling race and congratulates everyone who had a hand in making Dirty Kanza 2019 such a success.

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