UCI Gravel World Championships 2023 with Sportive Breaks
The 2023 UCI Gravel World Championships will be in Veneto, Italy on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October 2023. You can qualify and try to win the rainbow jersey in your age group by qualifying in the top 25% at the Gralloch in Scotland or any other event in the 2023 UCI Gravel World Series.
The UCI Gravel World series is a series of qualifier events in different countries that allows amateur cyclists to qualify for the World Championship by finishing in the top 25% in their age category. The UCI Gravel World Championships first took place in 2022 with a stellar field of pro cyclists sharing the start line with amateur riders. Check out the full list of qualifying events here: https://ucigravelworldseries.com/en/calendar/
The women elite race on Saturday 7th October 2023 on a flat and fast 140km course while the men elite have a longer 194km race on Sunday 8th October 2023, covering the same 140km course plus two local laps of 27km. All races start in Vicenza with finish in nearby Cittadella.
Amateur and masters’ riders can race together with the pros. They start in later waves as they battle it out for a world title in their respective age groups. Women age groups and men over 50 race on Saturday while men of the age groups 19 to 49 start behind the men elite on Sunday.
Spread your payments: Our payment plan is an interest-free payment method where you will have the opportunity to spread payment for your booking
Share the same start line as professional riders: In 2022 a host of top stars were on the start line in Italy. You can be there too!
Book with the official travel partner of the UK qualifier: We offer the best support and have hotels in the best locations. Our team’s local knowledge and wealth of experience will give you an advantage over your competitors.
Guided warm up rides: Daily warm up rides taking in this beautiful area led by our ride guides with support van.
Mechanical support: On hand all weekend, our expert mechanics are there to make sure your bike is in perfect nick.
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Mix of climbing & flatter days suitable for most riders.
Back to back long days with plenty of climbing. Suitable for good club riders.
UCI Gravel World Championships 2023
Join the Sportive Breaks team and stay with us in Cittadella for 3 nights at our Team Hotel. Your package includes all support and a guided warm-up ride from our team in the run up to your event. Airport transfers, bike rental and massages are also available.
2022 UCI Gravel World Championships
In 2022, 552 riders registered for the first edition, representing 38 different nationalities. In the Women Elite category on Saturday, French multi-discipline talent Pauline Ferrand Prevot took the world title and the first Gravel rainbow jersey.
In the Men’s Elite Race on Sunday 9 October, several talented cyclists from several different cycling disciplines took the start. Mathieu van der Poel was on the start line with former MTB marathon World Champion Alban Lakata and road cyclists like Peter Sagan, Greg Van Avermaet, Alexey Lutsenko, U23 world champion Yevgeniy Fedorov, Magnus Cort Nielsen, Zdenek Stybar, Davide Ballerini, Daniel Oss, Lilian Calmejane, Carlos Verona and Alessandro De Marchi. Belgian Gianni Vermeersch took the inaugural title.
Each UCI Gravel World Series event of the 2022-2023 seasons grants qualification rights for the 2023 UCI Gravel World Championships. Events Calendar available here. Based on the results of each race, the first 25% of athletes in each age group will be qualified for the UCI Gravel World Championships. The 25% is calculated based on the number of starters in each age group, and not on the number of riders having finished the race. In addition, the first three riders of each official age category will qualify directly for the UCI Gravel World Championships, independently of the number of starters in that age group. Riders must finish the race to gain qualification. The age categories of the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships are: All rules are available here
Rolling terrain with the occasional tougher section.
Very challenging: multiple tough sectors and a full day epic ride.
UCI Gravel World Championships
This hotel is built in a historical spinning mill in the centre of Cittadella. The hotel offers a full American style breakfast and restaurant for your evening meal. There is also a bar serving a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks. All rooms have air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi and a safety box.
Cittadella is close to two international airports: - Treviso-Sant'Angelo Airport – Treviso (TSF) – 32km - Venice Marco Polo Airport – Venice (VCE) - 47km Venice Marco Polo has the most direct international flights so our airport transfers will be operating from this airport. Rent a car at the airport or take the train or our airport transfer.
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