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March 26/22 14:24 pm - UCI Announces Gravel World Series Schedule


Posted by Editor on 03/26/22
 

The UCI has released details of the Gravel World Series announced earlier, which will consist of 12 events around the world, with the top riders qualifying for the Gravel World Championships - date and location still to be announced. Trek Bikes will be the title partner of the Trek UCI Gravel World Series from 2022 to 2024.

The new gravel series ranking system is based on that of the existing UCI Gran Fondo World Series, where riders can earn their spot for the annual UCI World Championships. At each round of the new UCI Gravel World Series, the top 25% of men and women from each age group will qualify for the UCI Gravel World Championships, which will crown the new UCI World Champions in each age group.

The only difference with the concept for Gran Fondo is that professional riders may also take part in events of the series and qualify for the discipline's UCI World Championships.

The new Series will kick off on April 3rd with an 85 kilometre event in the Philippines. The series will have a total of 12 events: after the Philippines, the series will continue with two races in the United States, two in Australia and one event in each France, Poland, Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, Italy and Spain.

The UCI has chosen to not make the regulations too strict in the first years, allowing participants to compete on any type of bike without electrical assistance (gravel, cyclo-cross, mountain bike, road). This will be evaluated in the upcoming years.

UCI President David Lappartient declared: "I am thrilled that we now have an exciting and rich calendar of gravel events for riders with an adventurous spirit who enjoy cycling on unsealed roads and paths. The best among them will earn the right to compete in the inaugural UCI Gravel World Championships, the details of which will be released soon. The UCI Gran Fondo World Series is incredibly popular, and I am convinced that this concept will be equally successful for the gravel format."

The Trek UCI Gravel World Series will be managed by Belgian Sports & Health company Golazo which has coordinated the UCI Gran Fondo World Series since 2011.

More information can be found at www.ucigravelworldseries.com.

2022 Trek UCI Gravel World Series Calendar

April 3rd
Gravel Philippines
Bongabon, Nueva Ecija
Philippines

May 15th
Seven
Nannup, WA
Australia

June 5th
Wish One Gravel Race
Millau
France

June 18th
Gravel Adventure
Swieradow-Zdroj
Poland

June 25th
Highlands Gravel Classic
Fayetteville AK
USA

August 6th
Jingle GX Gravel Race
Amana IA
USA

August 20th
Gravel Grit n Grind
Halmstad
Sweden

August 27th
Houffa Gravel
Houffalize
Belgium

September 3rd
La Monsterrato
Quattordio
Italy

September 4th
Gravelista
Beechworth
Australia

September 17th
Gravel One Fifty
Veenhuizen
Netherlands

September 18th
Ranxo
Ponts
Spain

 

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