Gravel Earth, a new globe-trotting race series for professional an amateurs has been unveiled for 2023.
The series will include 6-8 gravel events around the globe and end with the ‘Earth Final’, a championship style race at the end of the cycling season.
The series, organised by Girona based promotion company Klassmark is, they say, designed to reach a global audience.
Klassmark’s own endurance gravel event, the Traka, will get the series underway in April, and the Earth Final will wrap up proceedings in late October or November, also organised by the Spain-based promotion company.
The various other events are will be organised by a variety of different promoters across the globe.
So grab yourself one of the best gravel bikes around , get training and get ready to ride.
Cristina Freixes, Klassmark co-owner, said that the idea and thinking behind Gravel Earth was to expose more cycling fans to off-road racing far from civilisation.She said: “What we wanted is to choose different kinds of styles of races but all in amazing places.”“To provide more of an experience than a competition.”Despite Freixes promise to make the event more of an experience than a competition, there is still a slight competitive element incorporated into the event.A points system has been set up so that the top male, female and non-binary finishers of each event will be awarded a certain amount. Each gravel event will also be weighted differently depending on the difficulty of the course. Gravel has boomed in recent years, with the UCI now organising […]
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