Welcome to Gravel Grit n Grind Halmstad 2023!
We are super excited to host another UCI Trek Gravel World Series race in 2023. We also want to take the opportunity to say thanks to all participants in 2022 that inspire and motivate us to continue this journey. Thank you for all the encouraging posts we received after our event in 2022.
The dates to remind 2023
Stage 1 18 of August 2023 19 km Gravel Individual Time Trial
Stage 2 19 of August 2023 133 km/104 km UCI qualifying Gravel race
Stage 3 20 of August 2023 80 km Gravel Race
Gravel, Grit ‘n Grind is a 3 days stage race and part of the 2023 Trek UCI Gravel World Series. Starting with a time trial on Friday, a long gravel race on Saturday, and a shorter gravel race, on Sunday.
Gravel rides are not a new way to experience the beauty of cycling in Sweden. Our landscape and environmental values offer great opportunities for gravel rides that give you the particular feeling of freedom that you get on your bike. We have been out on our gravel roads for decades and finally, it´s possible to reveal these hidden treasures for the world.
It´s possible to do a single race, two stages, or the full three day stage race. Only the event on Saturday, stage 2, is an official event in the 2023 Trek UCI Gravel World Series.
Stage 1 - Halmstad, Individual Gravel Time Trial Prolog 19 km
Stage 2 - Simlångsdalen, 2023 Trek UCI Gravel World Series Qualification Race 133/104 km
Stage 3 - Halmstad, Gravel Race 80 km
From salty coast to the deep forests of Halland
Halland and the Swedish west coast gives the cyclist a landscape that includes both coastal open fields and deep showy forests not far from the coast. Even if we don´t have the big mountains, our rolling hills will make the courses challenging. The gravel roads of Halland are often various and you will experience lakeside roads in the forests, open farm roads, and fast gravel paved roads. A day on a bike in Halland, you will have winding cozy gravel roads mixed with the scenery of our well-known nature values. Only a short stretch from the city, traffic is not a problem for the cyclists of Halland and some days you can count the cars you meet on one hand. The feeling of adventure is always present when you take your gravel bike for a ride.
The race is designed and planned from two different perspectives. We have one foot in the classic gravel social ride format and the other foot in the common bicycle road race. Our ambition with this gravel race is to show the world how we can combine adventures in gravel riding with competitive gravel road racing. Let´s find out how this turns out!
UCI Gravel world championship 2023 qualifying event
We are very proud to be a part of 2023 Trek UCI Gravel World Series and be able to offer a qualifying race for the new UCI Gravel world championship 2023. In the light of where Gravel cycling is going, we hope our qualifying race will lure top-level cyclists to take place in the start list. We know for certain that some pros are interested to claim the coated rainbow jersey.