Belgium to host inaugural European Gravel Championships this fall

October will be jam-packed with national, regional and world gravel competitions

Scenes from the UCI Gravel World Championships 2022
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Following a successful UCI Gravel World Championships last fall, the first-ever Gravel European Championships will take place on Sunday, October 1, 2023. in the Belgian town of Oud-Heverlee. 

The agreement was signed today between the European Cycling Union (UEC), the municipality of Oud-Heverlee and race organizers, Golazo, who also organize the Gravel World Championships.

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Anne-Marije Rook
North American Editor

Cycling Weekly's North American Editor, Anne-Marije Rook is old school. She holds a degree in journalism and started out as a newspaper reporter — in print! She can even be seen bringing a pen and notepad to the press conference.

Originally from The Netherlands, she grew up a bike commuter and didn't find bike racing until her early twenties when living in Seattle, Washington. Strengthened by the many miles spent darting around Seattle's hilly streets on a steel single speed, Rook's progression in the sport was a quick one. As she competed at the elite level, her journalism career followed, and soon she became a full-time cycling journalist. She's now been a cycling journalist for 11 years.