Gravel Grit ’n Grind
Distances104 - 133 km
Gravel Grit n Grind is a three day stage race in Halmstad, a city located on the western border in the south of Sweden in between Gotenborg and Malmo. Only the event on Saturday counts as official qualifier event for the UCI Gravel World Series. It´s possible to do a single race, two stages or the full three day stage race.
Gravel Grit n Grind Stage 1, Halmstad, Friday 18/8 2023
Individual Gravel Time Trial prolog 23 km
Gravel Grit n Grind Stage 2, Simlångsdalen, Saturday 19/8 2023
Official UCI Gravel World Series Qualification race 133 km / 104 km
Gravel Grit n Grind Stage 3, Halmstad, Sunday 20/8 2023
Gravel race 80 km
Gravel Grit n Grind is a three days stage race with a 23km time trial on Friday, a long gravel race on Saturday and a shorter gravel race on Sunday. There is an overall competition over the three days.
Only the event on Saturday counts as official qualifier event for the UCI Gravel World Series. The race starts and finishes in Simlangsdalen, 18km from Halmstad for a course starting along the scenic lake for a first difficulty coming after 3km where the road goes up for 1.5km to leave the lake. The rest of the course is on the typical wide open undulating gravel roads who are wellknown in Sweden.
The race splits in two in a shorter 104km course and a longer 133km course. The 104km is the qualifier distance for all men 60+ and women 50+ while the longer course fits as qualifier for the younger age groups. Both distances have the same start and finish with a shortcut after 57km to rejoin the long course after 96km (66km on the mediofondo).
official qualifier distance for men 60+ and women 50+
official qualifier distance for men 19-59 and women 19-49
Halmstad is located on the Swedish west coast in the south of Sweden. Not far from Gothenburg if you follow the coast in the north direction or the Danish capital Copenhagen in the south if you travel over the bridge of Öresund.
Halmstad is the capital city of the Halland Province and has more than 100.000 inhabitants. The Nissan River splits the city into two sides before it finds its way to the sea.
An idyllic west coast city with rich food culture and a wealth of outdoor activities, cycling, surfing, and golf, Halmstad is the capital of golf in Sweden.
With a perfect mixture of sandy beaches and lush forests, this coastal city is worth visiting from so many perspectives.