A three day gravel stage race

This is a 3 days stage race and part of the 2023 Trek UCI Gravel World Series. There is an overall competition over the three days. And of course, 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 that gives you the possibility to qualify for the UCI world championship 2023.

The race weekend kicks off on Friday with a gravel time trial, starting in the city of Halmstad. The course is fast and short but will give our competitors a glimpse of the landscape of the western coast of Sweden.

On Saturday we start stage 2. This race gives you the possibility to qualify for the UCI world championship 2023. We always want to develop the race to become one of the world’s most enjoyed racecourses. That´s why we hope our improvements are taking the race in that direction. The course has about 90% gravel. The course begins with a nice hill that will stretch the peloton. After this hill, the course is fast and smooth to half the race. The second half is more demanding and hopefully this will truly sort out the strongest riders of the day.

On Sunday it’s time for stage 3. This race is supposed to be a more relaxed finish of a beautiful race weekend. But we know from our experience from 2022 that this race also can be very competitive for the front group. Other, did stop and took pictures of the beautiful landscape. It’s free of choice!

Registration is open:

Sportstiming – Gravel, Grit ‘n Grind Halmstad 2023 ALL RACES

Sportstiming – Gravel, Grit ‘n Grind Halmstad 2023 STAGE 1

Sportstiming – Gravel, Grit ‘n Grind Halmstad 2023 STAGE 2, 2023 Trek UCI Gravel World Series, SM

Sportstiming – Gravel, Grit ‘n Grind Halmstad 2023 STAGE 3


Download the RACE BOOK for the weekend here

Stage 1 - Halmstad, Individual Gravel Time Trial 19 km

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Stage 2 - Simlångsdalen, 2023 Trek UCI Gravel World Series Qualification Race 133/104 km

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Stage 3 - Halmstad, Gravel Race 80 km

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Registration fees

You can register for 3-day all stages general classification, two single stages or one single stage.  

All stages, 3-day event GC 1 650 SEK
General classification

Stage 1 – Halmstad 600 SEK
Gravel Time Trial

Stage 2 – Simlångsdalen 133 km/104 km 800 SEK
2022 Trek UCI Gravel World Series

Stage 3 – Halmstad 600 SEK
Gravel Race

Prices include VAT
Additional services like transportation to start, one-day license e t c can be purchased on site.
Registration fees are not refundable for DNS or canceled participation. Additional personal insurance for cancellation can be purchased on Startklar – försäkring för motion och tävling 

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 2022 qualifying event

We are very proud to be a part of  2022 Trek UCI Gravel World Series and be able to offer a qualifying race for the new UCI Gravel world championship 2022. 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, and they all must qualify.

The format is mass start divided into age groups. Even for pros. Therefore, we see the possibility that any competitive cyclist can share starting line with the biggest names in the sport, if lucky.

Please read the race regulations here