A three day gravel stage race
This is a 3 days stage race and part of the 2022 Trek UCI Gravel World Series. There is an overall competition over the three days. And offcourse, 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 2022 Trek UCI Gravel World Series that gives you the possibility to qualify for the UCI world championship 2022.
The race weekend kicks off on Friday with a 23 km 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, in the same starting area as stage 1, Norre Katt park. The length of the stage is 124 or 92 km depending on what age group you compete in. This race gives you the possibility to qualify for the UCI world championship 2022. The course have a good mix of the “Halland landscape” with it’s open fields, rolling hills and deep forests.
On Sunday it’s time for stage 3. We move the arena to the beautiful Simlångsdalen just outside Halmstad. This stage is 80 km, but don’t let the shorter distance fool you, here you will really get into the wild and deep forest with some challenging climbing and a very high % off gravel, both rough and smooth.
Stage 1 - Halmstad, Individual Gravel Time Trial Prolog 23 km
Stage 2 - Halmstad, 2022 Trek UCI Gravel World Series Qualification Race 124/92 km
Stage 3 - Simlångsdalen, Gravel Race 80 km
You can register for 3-day all stages general classification, two single stages or one single stage.
All stages, 3-day event GC 1 400 SEK
Stage 1 – Halmstad 23 km 600 SEK
Gravel Time Trial
Stage 2 – Halmstad 125 km/92 km 600 SEK
2022 Trek UCI Gravel World Series
Stage 3 – Simlångsdalen 80 km 600 SEK
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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.