The last qualifier event of the season takes place tomorrow in the Italian Piemonte region on one of the most beautiful courses in the TREK UCI Gravel World Series.
Starting from the small village of Quattordio, the race has a flat start but quickly enters the undulating and often short but steep climbs of the Monferrato historical region in between the cities of Asti and Alessandria, famous for its wine.
612 riders have pre-registered which is more than double the size of last year! The 125km loop has had some minor changes compared to last year.
In the female race, Tiffany Cromwell is looking for a third win after having won the Australian and Scottish leg in the series earlier in May. She will get competition from Sofia Gomez Villafane, Annika Langvad, Darcie Richards, Jade Treffeisen and Chiara Ciuffini.
In the men’s race, it will be a battle between vice world champion Daniel Oss, Niki Terpstra, Petr Vakoc and last year’s winner Piotr Havik.
A shorter 69km race will count as qualifier for the older categories but uses the same roads for start and finish to make a shortcut halfway.