UCI Announces World Gravel Series in 2022 | Other sports | Sports
The event will serve as a qualifying test for the UCI Gravel World Championships.
Steering Committee for International Cycling Union (UCI) They gathered in Bruges (Belgium) for the World Road Championships I decided to introduce the gravel bike method into the official calendar From the mentioned body for the 2022 season.
With this new discipline and from next year The entity will organize the UCI Gravel World Series, an event that will serve as evidence of Qualification for the UCI World Gravel Championships.
discipline Is the cycling method that collects road cycling and mountain biking elements, Consisting of Driving mainly on unpaved roads (gravels, forest roads, agricultural roads, cobblestones, etc.), a contest that already has a large following.
Another novelty will be the cyclo-cross team relay test The UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships will be held in Fayetteville, Arkansas (USA) on January 29-30.
The experiment will then be subject to evaluation With a view to the event’s possible incorporation, eventually, into the UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships program.
Finally, the development of the snow bike continues, and UCI is exploring new possibilities for the organization of the Snowmobile World Cup UCI and UCI Snowmobile World Championships Winter 2022-2023.
The analysis is currently underway and its results will be presented to the UCI Steering Committee in January 2022.
The UCI Steering Committee has also made several decisions to further develop women’s road cycling.
of the season In 2023, the status of the new pro cyclist will appear within the world teams The UCI women, on the model already in the men’s professional teams.
This status will be obtained by Cyclists under 23 who sign their first contract with WorldTeam.
The The legal minimum wage has been updated For the 2023-2025 season, including the new professional racers.
And therefore, Minimum wage will be the same at UCI Women’s WorldTeams and UCI ProTeams (Men) in 2023. It would then continue to rise within the UCI women’s global teams, with the goal of maintaining minimum wages on global teams as quickly as possible.
finally, Women’s version of the Tour de Romandie, the Swiss theater race at the UCI WorldTour, The creation of the UCI will join the World Tour circuit in 2022.
At the end of the two-day meeting, it was UCI President David LaPartientHighlight the importance of innovations.
“Cycling continues to innovate, this time in the off-road field, while creating a very interesting new classification for the short cross country mountain bike, recognizing gravel, launching a new format for teams to compete in cyclocross and exploring new paths for snow bike development.” (D)
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