XPDTN3 - Let’s Gravel!
And we’re off. Three days of XPDTN3 with bike-components await. I get in the car and we make our way to the main station in Aachen to pick up the second winner from Belgium. But first, who am I? My mother calls me Ulrich, but I prefer Ulli or Uller. At 36, my career as an MTB Marathon racer is mostly over, but I am still ready for lively rides through fields and forests of all kinds. After getting in the car, we soon arrived at the main station and Jef took a seat next to me. Hailing from Gent, his English is superb, he is very relaxed and as I would later find out, he can pedal like Greg van Avermaet did in April 2017. Jef is the second winner to take part in this Gravel ride, which is guaranteed to make us both smile.