Peter Stetina Wins Belgian Waffle Ride Despite A Broken Wrist

"I had to go into some very dark places to do so"

Peter Stetina

Peter Stetina won the Belgian Waffle Ride in North Carolina, single-handedly. He faced Nathan Haas and Paul Voss on the 129.5 mile route, but he steered clear of everyone. His speed was a no match for everyone today, and he won at only 6:55:23.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Peter was followed by Haas in the second place while Voss landed the third place. Stephen Vogel, Brent Bookwalter and Eddie Anderson came fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.

Despite suffering from a broken wrist, Stetina showed outstanding endurance during the race. After having finished in the 8th place at Unbound Gravel, he was out for a hunt of the podium with determination. He took on the race which presented 13,000 feet climbing and 52.3 miles of gravel and landed first place on the podium.

Peter had to work really hard and rather face some demons in order to take a win at the race, as suggested by him:

It came down to a slug fest between Nathan Haas, Paul Voss and myself. I was able to take the [win] but had to go into some very dark places to do so

Stetina wrote on his Instagram how he enjoyed being away from cellular connections and phones on the weekend because there was no network. His most favorite part was when everyone just lived in the moment:

My favorite part of Belgian Waffle Ride this weekend was no cell service at the expo. This meant everyone was hanging out in the moment, phones out only for pics

 

 

Below are the top ten from the race:

POS Rider Time
1Peter Stetina6:55:23
2Nathan Haas0:02:12
3Paul Voss0:04:16
4Stephen Vogel 0:19:42
5Brent Bookwalter0:20:26
6Eddie Anderson0:20:28
7Innokenty Zavyalov0:25:37
8William Hardin0:29:23
9Griffin Easter0:30:29
10Ian Lopez de San Roman0:30:31

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