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UCI Gravel World Championships 2023

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The 2023 UCI Gravel World Championships will take place in Cittadella, Vento in Italy on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October 2023.

The UCI Gravel World series is a series of qualifier events in different countries that allows amateur cyclists to qualify for the World Championship by finishing in the top 25% in their age category. The UCI Gravel World Championships will be in Veneto, Italy in October 2023. The UCI Gravel World Championships first took place in 2022 with a stellar field of pro cyclists sharing the start line with amateur riders. 

Qualify in the UK in 2023

You can qualify for the world championships and try to win the rainbow jersey in your age group by placing in the top 25% at the Gralloch in Scotland or any other event in the 2023 UCI Gravel World Series.

The UCI Gravel World series is a series of qualifier events in different countries that allows amateur cyclists to qualify for the World Championships. Check out the qualifiers here: https://ucigravelworldseries.com/en/calendar/

World Championships categories

The women elite race on Saturday 7th October 2023 on a flat and fast 140km course while the men elite have a longer 192km race on Sunday 8th October 2023, covering the same 140km course plus two local laps of 27km. All races start in Vicenza with finish in nearby Cittadella.

Amateur and masters’ riders can race together with the pros. They start in later waves as they battle it out for a world title in their respective age groups. Women age groups and men over 50 race on Saturday while men of the age groups 19 to 49 start behind the men elite on Sunday.

Join the Sportive Breaks team and stay with us in Cittadella for 3 or 4 nights at our Team Hotel. Your package includes all support and a guided warm-up ride from our team in the run up to your event. Airport transfers, bike rental and massages are also available.

The event’s start is in Vicenza and both registration and finish are in Cittadella. We have chosen to stay in Cittadella as the more convenient option. We will all stay together at one hotel to create a team spirit and to concentrate all our services in one location. On both the Saturday and the Sunday we will provide a transfer for you and your bike to the start in Vicenza. In 2022 the race starts were at 12.00 on the Saturday and at 11.00 on the Sunday so there will be no early start required.

Included with all packages:

  • Hotel in Cittadella for 3, 4, 5 or 6 nights
  • Daily breakfasts and evening meal
  • Secure bike storage at the hotel
  • Guided Warm Up Rides
  • Transport to the start in Vicenza
  • Mechanic Available all weekend
  • ABTA protected

Also available

  • Group airport transfers at set times from Venice Airport with bike transport - £100 return, per person 
  • Private airport transfers from various airports on request - contact us 
  • Bike rental
  • Extra nights on request - contact us 

 

Event Includes

Included with all packages:

  • Hotel in Cittadella for 3, 4, 5 or 6 nights
  • Daily breakfasts and evening meal
  • Secure bike storage at the hotel
  • Guided Warm Up Rides
  • Transport to the start in Vicenza
  • Mechanic Available all weekend
  • ABTA protected
Your Itinerary

Thursday 6 October : Arrival 4-night itinerary

Please make your own arrangements to arrive at our hotel in Cittadella today or make use of our optional airport transfers.

Venice Marco Polo (VCE) Airport Transfers (optional extra)

We will have 2 transfers today from Marco Polo, at 1200 (midday) and 1800. You will be welcomed at the airport and your coach will be waiting outside the terminal. We will also transport your bike in its box or bag.

Our hotel

Once an old spinning mill, where until the 60’s the silk was worked, now, after a unique refurbishment, a modern 4 stars hotel. Rare example of recovery of a XIX Century industrial building that keeps alive being a reference for the territory. Few steps away from Cittadella historical walls, the hotel boasts 71 Rooms, 4 Meeting Rooms, a private inner garden and a renowned Restaurant: il Filandino. Hotel Filanda is close to the Old City Centre in a quiet location.

What about my bike?

You can bring your own bike as bikes can be safely stored at the hotel. Our mechanic will be available this afternoon at the hotel to assist you with building your own bike after travel.

Event Registration

You must register for the event and collect your race pack. The registration venue is at the following location in Cittadella: Palazzo Pretorio, Via Guglielmo Marconi 30, Cittadella (PD)

Registration is possible at the below times today:

  • Thursday 6 October 2023 - From 09.00 to 18.00

Friday 7 October : Arrival 3-night itinerary

Please make your own arrangements to arrive at our hotel in Cittadella today. Please ensure that you arrive in time to check-in, prepare your bike plus collect your race pack and register for the event.

Venice Marco Polo (VCE) Airport Transfers (optional extra)

We will have 1 transfer today from Marco Polo, at 1200 (midday). You will be welcomed at the airport and your coach will be waiting outside the terminal. We will also transport your bike in its box or bag.

Guided Ride (for those who arrived yesterday)

After breakfast and any final bike adjustments, we will take you on a supported, guided ride exploring the course.

After the ride, please make your way to the event expo in Cittadella to collect your race pack and attend the technical briefing for tomorrow’s event.

Event Registration

You must register for the event and collect your race pack. The registration venue is at the following location in Cittadella: Palazzo Pretorio, Via Guglielmo Marconi 30, Cittadella (PD)

Registration is possible at the below times today:

  • Friday 7 October 2023 - From 09.00 to 18.00

From 17.00 - Riders briefing age groups world championships at Torre di Malta, Cittadella (PD)

Saturday 8 October : Women Elite, Women Age Groups, Men over 50

Today is the day! We will provide a short warm up ride for all those who are not racing today.

Getting to the start in Vicenza

As we are staying in Cittadella and the start is in Vicenza, we provide a convenient bike transport to the start line. We will depart the hotel in plenty of time ahead of the start of the racing today. Our team will be available this morning if you have any last-minute mechanical issues, or if you need any other assistance.

Start times in Vicenza

  • 12.00 : Women elite
  • 12.15 : Men 50+
  • 12.20 : Women Age Groups

Podium ceremonies in Cittadella

  • +/- 16.00 > Women Elite
  • 18.00 > Age Groups

Sunday 9 October : Men Elite plus Men’s Age groups

Today is the day! 

Getting to the start in Vicenza

As we are staying in Cittadella and the start is in Vicenza, we provide a convenient bike transport service to the start line. We will depart the hotel in plenty of time ahead of the start of the racing today. Our team will be available this morning if you have any last-minute mechanical issues, or if you need any other assistance.

Start times in Vicenza

  • 11.00 : Men elites
  • 11.10 : Men 19-34 & 35-39
  • 11.15 : Men 40-44 & 45-49

Podium ceremonies in Cittadella

  • +/- 16.00 > Men Elit
  • 16.15 > Age Groups

Evening meal and after-party at the hotel

Monday 10 October : Departure

After breakfast, please check out of the hotel and depart.

Venice Airport Transfers (VCE) (optional extra)

If you have booked ur airport transfers to Venice Airport then there are 2 departure times from the hotel :

Transfer 1 : Depart 0800, arrive Marco Polo 0930 (allowing for traffic). Please book flights to depart after 1130

Transfer 2 : Depart midday, arrive Marco Polo 1330 (allowing for traffic). Please book flights to depart after 1530

Need to Know

Who can take part?

Each UCI Gravel World Series event of the 2022-2023 seasons grants qualification rights for the 2023 UCI Gravel World Championships. Events Calendar available here. Based on the results of each race, the first 20% of athletes in each age group will be qualified for the UCI Gravel World Championships. The 20% is calculated based on the number of starters in each age group, and not on the number of riders having finished the race. In addition, the first three riders of each official age category will qualify directly for the UCI Gravel World Championships, independently of the number of starters in that age group. Riders must finish the race to gain qualification. The age categories of the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships are:

  • 19 – 34
  • 35 – 39
  • 40 – 44
  • 45 – 49
  • 50 – 54
  • 55 – 59
  • 60 – 64
  • 65 – 69
  • 70 – 74
  • 75 – 79

All rules are available here

Jersey is obligatory

It is mandatory for a rider to wear their national kit at the UCI Gravel World Championships Time Trial, Team Relay and Road Race. Although the official national jersey is not required, a jersey representing their country with a similar design and colours as the original national team jersey is required. Private or club sponsors are allowed to be featured on the national jersey.

How to book

Please make your booking by clicking on the orange button at the top of the page. Please ensure that you select the correct room type for all members in your party plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place.

Travel advice

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Italy’s current entry restrictions and requirements.

Medical certificate

Please note you need a medical certificate to take part in the 2023 UCI Gravel World Championships.

Registration

The race is open to all male or female riders that are at least 17 years old. Participation is subject to provision of a medical certificate: a certificate of fitness to practice competitive cycling (certificates for other types of sports such as triathlon, duathlon, athletics, etc. are not valid)

Travel Insurance

For details of specialist sports travel insurance for our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in cycling events in Italy. Please remember to insure your bike for foreign travel.

Location

Cittadella

Cittadella is a rare example of a town that has kept its ancient city walls untouched. Walking around the streets you can breathe the magical atmosphere of a Medieval Village and of its charming past. Perfectly preserved, Cittadella Walls are among the most beautiful in Europe, an iconic example of a typical medieval defence system. Take the chance of a unique experience: the tour of the Patrol Walkway, from which you can enjoy an outstanding perspective of the city and the countryside around until the Mountains.

Hotel Filanda is located in Cittadella, a fascinating old town, famous in Europe for its Medieval fully elliptical walls. Cittadella is a strategic starting point to visit other small Cities of Art like: Marostica, Bassano del Grappa, Asolo and Castelfranco Veneto, to discover our ancient Venetian Villas, to taste local products and our world-wide famous wines, like Prosecco. Bicycle paths along the River Brenta are perfect to enjoy our landscapes and nature, our Hotel provides bikes for rent. Also Fashion lovers won’t be disappointed: our territory offers a variety of famous italian brand Outlets.

Veneto

Veneto, officially the Veneto Region, is an Italian region located in north-eastern Italy that has the historic city of Venice as its administrative capital. The region is the most popular in Italy and the 6th most visited region in Europe. The Veneto Region has a unique artistic and landscape heritage, thanks to monuments of different historical periods such as the Arena of Verona, the Doge’s Palace in Venice, or the Ponte degli Alpini in Bassano. The region is flanked by the magnificent Dolomites which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Veneto Region is a concentration of extraordinary environments within a maximum area of 100 kilometres: from the delicate and romantic Venice to the historic and lively Verona; from the Palladian Vicenza to the learned Padua; from the sweetness of Asolo hills to the breath-taking beauty of mountains that are unique in the world like the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage; from the calm of the lagoons to the wide and sandy beaches; from a lush countryside dotted with hundreds of historic villas, to relaxation in the Euganean thermal basin; from the shores of the largest lake in Italy, Lake Garda, to the composure of so many Walled Cities.

BY PLANE

Cittadella is close to two international airports:

  • Treviso-Sant'Angelo Airport – Treviso (TSF) – 32km
  • Venice Marco Polo Airport – Venice (VCE) - 47km

Venice Marco Polo has the most direct international flights so our airport transfers will be operating from this airport. Rent a car at the airport or take the train or our airport transfer.

BY TRAIN

Cittadella train station is only 5 minutes’ walk from the town centre. Cittadella is on the junction of the train lines Padova – Bassano del Grappa and Vicenza – Treviso.

BY CAR

Cittadella is part of the ancient Roman road network; the junction between the SS 47 “Valsugana” (Padua – Trento) and the SR 53 “Postumia” (Vicenza – Treviso) lies just a few hundred metres outside the town. Cittadella is in a strategic position, being within easy reach from Padua (29 km), Vicenza (22 km), Treviso (38 km) and Bassano del Grappa (14 km).

Coach lines:

Buses to Cittadella run regularly from Vicenza, Treviso, Padua and Bassano. The line Vicenza – Treviso is run by La Marca bus operator, whereas the line Padova – Bassano is run by Sita. There are several bus stops located just outside the town walls.

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