The predicted calendar for the 2022 UCI Gravel World Series has been leaked, with 14 qualifying events ahead of the opening of the UCI Gravel World Series in that season.
described as “primary” Gran Fondue Daily NewsAnd the The UCI Gravel World Series is apparently sponsored by Trek and will start on April 3, 2022 in the Philippines.
The Gravel Filippine Bongabon at the Vega Grande is expected to be the UCI as the opening round for the Off-Road Series, with two courses offered – the 85km (qualifying distance 19 to 49) and the 62km course (qualifying distance for 50 and up).
No major USA racing or gravel events have been named for the inaugural year of the UCI World Series, including Garmin Gravel Worlds in Nebraska.
The popular Gravel Challenge, which has trademarked the name “Gravel Worlds”, will be taking place in its 12th edition in Lincoln on August 20.
Of the five events expected in North America, three will be held together from June 18 to July 8, starting with the Blue Mountains Gravel Fondo in Ontario, Canada, and then the newly launched Highlands Gravel Classic in Fayetteville, Arkansas and Gravel Ensenada. In the Baja California region of Mexico.
After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Kettle Mettle Gravel Fondo is scheduled to host a Tour in British Columbia, Canada in mid-September, and the Jingle GX Gravel Race is scheduled to conclude the regular series on September 24 in Iowa City, Iowa.
The UCI announced last September that it would oversee the creation of the gravel series and the Gravel World Championships, the 10th discipline awarded by the international governing body to rainbow jerseys for top male and female riders.
Golazo also organizes the Gran Fondo World Series and World Championships as part of the UCI Cycling For All initiative.
Several news outlets have reported that the course and equipment regulations for the Gravel World Series will be the same as those used on the already built Gravel Gran Fondo, which caters to amateur riders.
In order to qualify for the Gravel World Championships, participants needed a UCI racing license and must “finish in the top 25% pool by gender and age group, with each age group ranging from five years old between 19 and 79,” according to the Daily Guardian.
Since there were three weekends when there were multiple events taking place in different countries, early reports indicated that participants only needed a place in the top 25 percent of a single event to qualify for the tournaments.
2022 Gravel World Series Preliminary Calendar
- April 3 – Gravel Filippine Bongabon, Philippines
- June 5 – Wish One Gravel Race, France
- June 18 – Gravel Adventure, Poland
- June 18 – Blue Mountains Gravel Fondue, Canada
- June 25 – Highlands Gravel Classic, USA
- July 8 – Gravel Ensenada, Mexico
- August 20 – Gravel Grit n Grind, Sweden
- August 28 – Hove Gravel, Belgium
- September 3 – La Monsterato, Italy
- Sept 4 – Gravelista, Australia
- Sept 17 – Kettle Mettle, Canada
- September 17 – Gravel One Fifty, Netherlands
- September 18 – Ranxo, Spain
- September 24 – Jingle GX Gravel Race, USA
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