UCI Gravel World Championship Qualifier Returning to Fayetteville
December 14, 2022
Registration open for 2023 Highlands Gravel Classic
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Dec. 14, 2022) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Registration is open for the 2023 Highlands Gravel Classic which will once again be part of the UCI Gravel World Series, and an official qualifying event for the 2023 UCI Gravel World Championships. The Highlands Gravel Classic will be the only qualifier in the U.S. for the 2023 World Championships which will be held in Italy.
In 2022, the Highlands Gravel Classic was also the only qualifying event in the U.S. and one of 11 globally. The top 25% of finishers in 10 men’s and 10 women’s age groups will qualify for the World Championships. Race organizers anticipate a significant increase in participation in the 2023 race as elite and age group cyclists from around the world look to secure their place in the World Championship event that will take place in Italy in October of 2023.
“The 2023 Highlands Gravel Classic is getting an early start in terms of marketing and registration being opened to ensure that every gravel cyclist in the U.S. can get this event on their calendar to take their shot at qualifying for the World Championship race in Italy, said Bruce Dunn, race director and CEO of All Sports Productions, the event organizer.
The 2022 UCI Gravel World Championships was the first UCI-sanctioned gravel championship and had 561 gravel racers from around the world who participated.
While many elite, world-class gravel racers are expected to participate, the race is open to gravel riders of all levels, with all participants racing the same two courses. Men from 19 to 59 and women from 19 to 49 will compete on a 66.4-mile course while men 60+ and women 50+ will compete on a 52.4-mile course. All races start and finish at Fritchie Farms, which is just east of Fayetteville.
Registration links and complete details can be found at www.highlandsgravelclassic.com.
The event is produced by All Sports Productions, a Fayetteville, Arkansas based event production company and is sanctioned by UCI. Information on all the events being produced by All Sports Productions in 2023 is available at: www.allsportsproductionsinc.com