In addition to the UCI Gravel World Series and the $250,000 Life Time Grand Prix, gravel racing is gaining another worldwide series in 2023 – Gravel Earth.

Organizer Klassmark announced the new global gravel race series will debut in 2023 with up to eight races at exciting venues around the world and culminate with an Earth Championship race in late October.

The series will kick off on 29 April with La Traka, on the Costa Brava in Spain. France will host the next race, Nature is Bike, on 16 June, followed quickly by the epic four-stage Migration Gravel Race in Kenya on 20 June. On 1 July graveleurs head to Andermatt in the heart of the Swiss Alps for Octopus Gravel race. That is followed by Iceland’s famous Rift race on 23 July and another single-stage event takes place on 12 August at Nordic Gravel Bergslagen in Sweden. The date and venue for the final Earth Championship race is pending.

The overall series competition will award points to the top male, female and non-binary finishers at each race, with points weighted differently depending on race difficulty and prestige. The final rankings will be calculated by totaling each rider’s top two scores, plus results of the Earth Championship which will be weighted more heavily than earlier races.

So riders can target events that best fit their strengths, schedule and abilities. General classification type riders might opt for Kenya’s Migration Gravel Race, which awards 12,000 points, while other one-day races award 9,000 points.

Gravel Earth information, events, rules and registration HERE.

Photos: Gravel Earth