Date October 6, 2023
Nights 3 nights
Price From £TBCpp
UCI Gravel World Championships 2023 October 6, 2023 Italy Gravel

UCI Gravel World Championships 2023 with Sportive Breaks

The 2023 UCI Gravel World Championships will be in Veneto, Italy on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October 2023. You can qualify and try to win the rainbow jersey in your age group by qualifying 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 Championship by finishing in the top 25% in their age category.  The UCI Gravel World Championships first took place in 2022 with a stellar field of pro cyclists sharing the start line with amateur riders. Check out the full list of qualifying events here: https://ucigravelworldseries.com/en/calendar/

The women elite race on Saturday 7th October 2023 on a flat and fast 140km course while the men elite have a longer 194km 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.

Weekend Highlights

Weekend Highlights

  • Spread your payments: Our payment plan is an interest-free payment method where you will have the opportunity to spread payment for your booking

  • Share the same start line as professional riders: In 2022 a host of top stars were on the start line in Italy.

  • Book with the official travel partner: We offer the best support and have hotels in the best locations. Our team’s local knowledge and wealth of experience will give you an advantage over your competitors.

  • Guided warm up rides: Daily warm up rides taking in this beautiful area led by our ride guides with support van.

  • Mechanical support: On hand all weekend, our expert mechanics are there to make sure your bike is in perfect nick.

Sportive Distance Sportive Elevation Sportive Difficulty
Medium Route 140km 700m 3/5
Short Route 194km 750m 5/5

What's Included

Accommodation

4* Hotel in Cittadella

Included Meals

Breakfast and evening meal included

Guided Rides

Guided rides with support van

Mechanic

Mechanic available all weekend

After Party

At our hotel after the race

Transfer

Transfer to the start in Vicenza

Additional Extras

Bike Rental

Coming Soon

Transfer

Airport Transfers from Venice Marco Polo Airport

UCI Gravel World Championships 2023

Join the Sportive Breaks team and stay with us in Cittadella for 3 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.

2022 UCI Gravel World Championships

In 2022, 552 riders registered for the first edition, representing 38 different nationalities. In the Women Elite category on Saturday, French multi-discipline talent Pauline Ferrand Prevot took the world title and the first Gravel rainbow jersey.

In the Men’s Elite Race on Sunday 9 October, several talented cyclists from several different cycling disciplines took the start. Mathieu van der Poel was on the start line with former MTB marathon World Champion Alban Lakata and road cyclists like Peter Sagan, Greg Van Avermaet, Alexey Lutsenko, U23 world champion Yevgeniy Fedorov, Magnus Cort Nielsen, Zdenek Stybar, Davide Ballerini, Daniel Oss, Lilian Calmejane, Carlos Verona and Alessandro De Marchi. Belgian Gianni Vermeersch took the inaugural title.

Itinerary

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Thursday 5th October : Arrival 4 Night itinerary

Please make your own arrangements to arrive at our hotel in Cittadella today or make use of our airport transfers. We provide a regular service from Venice Airport (VCE). We will welcome you 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

The hotel is a 4* hotel in the centre of Cittadella. Your stay includes a American breakfast and evening meal which will be a sportive menu on the night before your ride. The hotel has secure bike storage and free Wi-Fi.

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 6th October : Arrival 3 Night guests and guided bike ride

Please make your own arrangements to arrive at our chosen 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.

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:

  • Thursday 6 October 2023 – From 09.00 to 18.00
  • 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 7th October : Women's Elite, Women's age groups and Men over 50s

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Medium Route 140km 700m 3/5

Today is the day! We have an early start this morning. Early breakfasts are arranged in the hotel restaurants (if included with your chosen accommodation).

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
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Sunday 8th October : Men Elite plus Men’s Age groups

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Long Route 166km 750m 4/5

Today is the day! We have an early start this morning. Early breakfasts are arranged in the hotel restaurants (if included with your chosen accommodation).

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

  • 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

Evening meal and after-party at the hotel

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Monday 9th October : Departure Day

After breakfast, please check out of the hotel and depart. Our airport transfers to Venice Airport depart after breakfast.

Sportive Options

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 25% of athletes in each age group will be qualified for the UCI Gravel World Championships. The 25% 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: All rules are available here

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Medium Route 140km 700m 3/5
Long Route 194km 750m 5/5
Medium Route

Accommodation

Hotel Filanda

UCI Gravel World Championships

This hotel is built in a historical spinning mill in the centre of Cittadella. The hotel offers a full American style breakfast and restaurant for your evening meal. There is also a bar serving a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks. All rooms have air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi and a safety box.

Airport Transfers

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.

Airport
Arrival Times
Departure Times
VCE
We provide group airport transfers from Venice Marco Polo to Cittadella on Thursday and Friday at set times. Private transfers are also available at a supplement.
We provide group airport transfers from Cittadella to Venice Marco Polo Airport on Monday at set times. Private transfers are also available at a supplement.

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