UCI Gravel World Championships 2022 startlist

The riders in the men and women's elite races have been announced

The Giro d'Italia in 2021
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The first ever UCI Gravel World Championships will be held this weekend, with the rainbow bands on offer for the first time for racing across on the surface.

On Saturday, 48 elite women will compete for the first world title in the discipline, before 138 men do the same on Sunday. The women will race an 140km course with 69% gravel and 700 meters of elevation gain, while the men tackle 194km with 800 meters of climbing. That race has 36% unpaved roads, 18% hard gravel, 1% cobbles, 17% hard surface and 27% asphalt.

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