Unbound 200

It was harder than expected. But it was worth it. Unbound was a great experience. From going way too early all-out with Laurens ten Dam and Mattia de Marchi, to walking through thick mud, to riding through one of the most beautiful places for gravel riding.

I gave everything I had, so I’m happy with my 15th place – of course it would have been smarter to not attack after 3hrs of racing, but I’m a racer and sometimes you need to risk something to get the big reward.
In the end this edition was the fastest in history.

Photos: Nils Laengner

Bound Unbound

Bound Unbound is a video series that follows Paul on his way to arguably the most important gravel race in the world UNBOUND.

Photo: Kadir Celik

Bike Fitting

Performance Test


“What can I do? How far can I go? Where are my limits? Who gives up first, my head or my body? Questions I have asked myself many times in my life. Questions that neither the Tour de France nor the Tour of Flanders could answer. Questions that are elementary. Questions that are risky to answer. In numbers it reads quite easily: 16,000m over 750km in 60 hours and 42 minutes. Three days and two nights. But as always, numbers are only half the truth and answers to big questions are never easy. The painful answer lies somewhere out there in the Spanish desert, between heatstrokes and setbacks. Somewhere out there in the middle of nowhere, beyond what was mentally and physically possible for me, I found answers. In Badlands.”

Production: AUT’SAID
Film: Kadir Celik
Drone Shoots: Florian Yeh
Photos: Florian Yeh
Support: Maximilian Weinl