UCI LAUNCHES NEW WORLDWIDE SERIES OF GRAVEL EVENTS (with The Monsterrato)

UCI LAUNCHES NEW WORLDWIDE SERIES OF GRAVEL EVENTS

The UCI and Golazo are proud to present a new series of worldwide mass participation gravel events – UCI Gravel World Series – with races on four continents where riders can qualify for the new UCI Gravel World Championships which will take place in the European autumn. The date and venue of these first UCI Gravel World Championships will be communicated shortly.

Born in the US Midwest some 15 years ago, gravel has grown in popularity and is now booming worldwide. Popular with riders seeking new challenges, it combines elements of road and mountain bike, and takes place mainly on unsealed roads (gravel, forest tracks, farm roads, cobbles, etc).

The concept of the new gravel series is based on that of the existing and very successful 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 3 April with an 85km 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, Holland, 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.”

2022 TREK UCI GRAVEL WORLD SERIES

Trek Bikes will be the title partner of the Trek UCI Gravel World Series from 2022 to 2024. The bike brand is pleased to connect its name with the series given gravel’s exponential growth in recent years. Trek believes that the gravel bike can provide a new experience for both competitive and leisure riders and is the perfect bike that can be used for different purposes.

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.

For more information please visit www.ucigravelworldseries.com.

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2022 TREK UCI Gravel World Series calendar

03 Apr 2022UCI Gravel PhilippinesBongabon, Nueva EcijaPHI
15 May 2022SevenNannup, WAAUS
05 Jun 2022Wish One Gravel RaceMillauFRA
    
18 Jun 2022Gravel AdventureSwieradow-ZdrojPOL
25 Jun 2022Highlands Gravel ClassicFayetteville (AR)USA
06 Aug 2022Jingle GX Gravel RaceAmana (IA)USA
    
20 Aug 2022Gravel Grit n GrindHalmstadSWE
27 Aug 2022Houffa GravelHouffalizeBEL
03 Sep 2022La Monsterrato-Strade Bianche MonferratoQuattordioITA
04 Sep 2022GravelistaBeechworth (VIC)AUS
17 Sep 2022Gravel One FiftyVeenhuizenNED
18 Sep 2022RanxoPontsESP
    

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La Monsterrato-Strade Bianche Monferrato propone un weekenddedicato alle strade bianche il 2-3-4 settembre , nei giorni magici della vendemmia. Sabato 3 settembre Monsterrato Race, medio e gran fondo (km 113 e 150 circa) valevole come 9/a prova delle 2022 Trek Uci Gravel World Series, circuito mondiale che tocca 4 continenti. Domenica 4 settembre, sulle stesse strade della prova agonistica, 6/a La Monsterrato-Strade Bianche Monferrato, cicloturistica in libera escursione personale nel Monferrato patrimonio dell'umanità Unesco per il paesaggio vitivinicolo e gli Infernot. Info, regolamento ed iscrizioni aperte sul sito www.lamonsterrato.it

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