A limited update on the 2023 Gravel World Championships is provided by the UCI.
According to a press release issued by the governing body on Friday, the 2023 UCI Gravel World Championships will take place in the Italian region of Veneto between Treviso and Pieve di Soligo.
The world championship event’s second edition is scheduled for October 7-8. The occasion was initially wanted to occur in the region of Vicenza, where the debut version was held last year, yet a crack between the UCI and unique coordinator PP Sports prompted a latest possible moment look for another coordinator.
This year’s event in Treviso will be produced by Massimo Panighel’s Pedali di Marca.
Insights concerning the course are sparse, yet as per the public statement, universes’ members will set off from Treviso’s Le Bandie lake – the scene of the 2008 UCI Cyclo-cross Big showdowns – and afterward head straightforwardly to Pieve di Soligo, where they will finish various circles around the completion area.
The course begins with a long, flat, mostly gravel section that takes riders from Treviso to Pieve di Soligo, where the first finish line is. Before crossing the finish line a second time, they will complete a loop that includes additional paved sections and elevation gain. The last circle will begin with a level rock segment followed by two punchy moves in the last 20km, the remainder of which has its highest point 6km from the end goal.
As per the public statement, “altogether, the riders will handle more moving than at the principal version of the UCI Rock Big showdowns.”
The 2018 UCI Marathon MTB World Championships were produced by Pedali di Marca, proving Panighel’s event production capabilities. The organization has likewise delivered various Italian trail blazing bicycle titles and Fabulous Fondos. The Alpine Gravel race this summer is listed as a “complementary event” on its website, but nothing is known about it.
As per the UCI discharge, all ladies — first class and age bunch classes — and men in the 50+ age classes will contend on Saturday, October 7. On Sunday, competition will take place in the remaining male categories—elite and age groups 19-49. The courses that corresponded were not described in detail.
The Trek UCI Gravel World Series’ Erwin Vervecken claims that the course’s specifics will be made public the following week.
By placing in the top 25% of their age group at the Trek UCI Gravel World Series, the majority of riders have been accepted into the 2023 UCI Gravel World Championships. Others will qualify in view of their leagues’ public titles and special case amounts.
Gianni Vermeersch of Belgium and Pauline Ferrand-Prévot of France became the first gravel world champions last year.