Sofia Gomez Villafañe and Russell Finsterwald return after a successful 2022; all three athletes will race the Life Time Grand Prix series.
The 110-mile gravel race will be held September 30 in Trinidad, Colorado.
For 2023, the US national mountain bike champ has planned a dual gravel and cross-country schedule very similar to last year's.
Wertz will ride for the family-run custom bike brand at events like the Life Time Grand Prix, BWR, and the Grasshopper Adventure Series, as well as adventures beyond the race circuit.
3T takes the aero gravel concept to the extremes.
The Forecast: Gravel series, gravel ultras, more business in the front, and bigger parties at the back
I predict good things on the horizon for gravel in 2023.
The series expands to seven events this year, up from four, and is now spread across three countries with the introduction of races in Mexico and Canada.
So far, it's been mostly positive reactions from the riders who will be affected by the changes.
The men's and women's elite fields will start 10 minutes ahead of all other racers, and they're not allowed to use aero bars.
The series will feature 17 qualifier races for the second UCI Gravel World Championships, which will be held October 7-8 in Veneto, Italy.
'We believe that a gravel championship should have a certain standard of both quality and distance of real hardpack dirt roads,' says race organizer Maarten Patteeuw.
Some of Specialized's longtime adventure athletes like Sarah Swallow and Ty Hathaway were let go last week; they say the brand is cutting the entire ambassador program
The five-day stage race that debuted in Tanzania last year will return in 2023 as two 425km stages with a mandatory 12-hour stop in between.
Registration for the UCI Gravel World Series race in Arkansas opens on December 8; UCI gravel worlds returns to Italy on September 30, 2023.
The governing body will launch a gravel national championship in 2023, followed by a junior and collegiate gravel series in 2024.
Girona-based promoter Klassmark will oversee the series, which will unify 6-8 international gravel races under one umbrella.
With the UCI-sanctioned gravel worlds slated for Flanders in 2024, it might be too close to home for Van Aert to avoid.
Significant changes include the addition of a seventh race, race fees paid for all selected athletes, and more doping controls.
The gravel event founded by Ted and Laura King saw three successful editions
Guest contributor Molly Lofton takes us inside the irreverent Stillwater, Oklahoma event
The former professional road racer has found new inspiration in racing on the American off-road, as well as helping others get to the start line
The Hagens Berman Axeon rider took on Big Sugar Gravel aboard BMC's new race-oriented gravel bike.
Just a year after transitioning from World Cup XCO to endurance racing, Cole Paton finished fourth overall in the Life Time Grand Prix series
Finley Aspholm finds herself among strong company at Koppenbergcross.
The 19-year-old from California had an offer from a Spanish development team but chose Mazda Lauf Factory gravel for 2023
This is the first dedicated gravel handlebar from the high-end carbon wheel and component company.
Submissions will be accepted November 1 through November 30 and are open to the public
The recently-retired Irish WorldTour pro is going all in on gravel.
The Oregon carbon bike manufacturer's first gravel bike attempts to strike a balance between shredding singletrack and winning races
The finale to a season full of challenges on and off the bike ended with everyone together at a brewery that felt like "a big house party, with friends left, right, center"
'There were definitely some offers and interest but there wasn’t anything enough to lure me into it,' American off-road star tells VeloNews.
'Obviously my big issue is that every time there’s a descent I’m dropping the wheel and I have to sprint for 5km just to get back to the group,' Irish rider says after fifth in Big Sugar Gravel.
Here are the results from every race in the 2022 series.
'I’m sure that I’m not a mountain biker, and at 41 I've tried to become one, but guys like Swenson and Finsterwald are used to riding mountain bikes since they were kids,' says veteran Dutch rider.
The Abus rider celebrated a breakthrough victory in Bentonville, with Emily Newsom and Alexis Skarda rounding out the podium.
He is joined on the podium by Keegan Swenson and Adam Roberge
The Abus Pro Gravel newbie has had a challenging season but is riding the steep learning curve upward
Yes, the suspension works.
The suspension system comes with only a modest weight penalty while maintaining the responsiveness of a rigid frame.
Swenson has the men's series in the bag, but outside of that it's anyone's game, especially in the super tight women's race
The two are competitors in the fierce off-road endurance circuit, but it hasn't gotten in the way of a decadelong friendship.
10 riders paid out on best cumulative time across four Belgian Waffle Ride races
Thoughts from an experienced, inexperienced gravel connoisseur
Alfa Romeo F1 driver switches to two wheels with Canyon Bicycles partnership.
Italian rider a firm convert to gravel racing after world championship experience.
‘I am always excited to do something new:’ Van der Poel enthuses about UCI Gravel World Championships
Dutch rider got the most possible after key breakaway pulled clear, vows to race more gravel soon.
Cyclocross and road pro takes rainbow jersey with late solo on fast, dry Veneto course as roadies fill the top-10.
Photos of a furious day's racing at the women's gravel worlds.
Frenchwoman takes assured win ahead of Frei and Teocci
Off-road specialists set to start behind road pros at gravel worlds as friction continues ahead of inaugural event.
'After racing we hang out and I really enjoy the camaraderie. We want to kick the shit out of each other in racing but then have a few beers in the evening,' says former WorldTour pro.
Pro bike gallery: Sofia Gomez Villafañe’s Specialized Roubaix for the UCI Gravel World Championships
The rainbow-jersey contender is riding a souped-up road bike at the inaugural event.
Will it be a roadie, an actual gravel pro like Lauren De Crescenzo, or Pauline Ferrand Prévot? The elite women's race promises show-stopping excitement.
'Van der Poel is a very strong rider but, in my view, you should never underestimate anyone, especially in a world championship,' Sagan tells VeloNews.
You'll be hard pressed to find another rider who makes more use of the entire Canyon range of bikes than Mathieu van der Poel.
From Sagan to Van der Poel, to some surprise picks including Alexandre Vinokourov and Davide Rebellin.
Team USA sends a strong women's squad including Lauren De Crescenzo, Sarah Sturm, Lauren Stephens; other nations rely on athletes from different disciplines.
Officials expect to be able to broadcast the final 90 minutes to two hours of both the men's and women's races this weekend from Italy.
The pair won the GL150, putting in big miles late in the season
The mountain and gravel cyclist turns to this lightweight bike for gravel grinders.
Van der Poel will race gravel for the first time in his career in the debut UCI-sanctioned world championships this weekend.
Frenchwoman will line up at gravel worlds in Italy after becoming world champion in short track, cross country, and marathon mountain bike one month ago.
The new event, held in Colorado’s ski country, promises thin air, amazing views, and a bumpy descent or two.
I didn't love this bike for racing, but it was a workhorse in the mountains, especially going downhill.
Cromwell races for Canyon-SRAM on the WorldTour, but is no stranger to gravel events.
Zinn comments on adaptations — like converting a hardtail to a gravel bike or using a "city" e-bike off-road.