Could Niki Terpstra be the first Gravel World Champion?

A look into the UCI's first foray into gravel racing with 2022 UCI Gravel World Series and UCI Gravel World Championships, and who's racing them.

Niki Terpstra racing in Wevelgem, belgium on gravel
(Image credit: Getty images)

If we build it, they will come. That’s the hope of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Gran Fondo manager, Erwin Vervecken, in the creation of the UCI Gravel World Series and the UCI Gravel World Championships.

The three-time former world cyclocross champion has been keeping a close eye on the world-wide popularity of gravel events, and made the case for UCI’s involvement back in 2019 at their end of the season debriefing. 

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