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About the event


About the event

What can you expect?

Gravel Fondo Limburg is a professionally organized gravel race with time registration within the UCI Gravel World Series and takes place in Valkenburg, the Netherlands. Open to licensed pro and elite riders, but also amateurs and hobby riders. You will enjoy a lot of cycling history, hilly sections, lössgrond and beautiful unpaved tracks. In the race you can expect extensive feed zones, medical and technical assistance, a start, finish and festival area at the Shimano Experience Center in Valkenburg and much more!

Location & route

Gravel Fondo Limburg takes place in South Limburg, Netherlands. Both an amazing route and region characterized by cycling history, rolling hills, lössgrond and beautiful unpaved roads. You can choose between a course distance of approximately 80 km and 120 km. If you would like to qualify for the UCI Gravel World Championships 2024 in Belgium, you need to select the course distance related to the Elite or your specific age category. Start and finish are at the Shimano Service Center in Valkenburg.

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Categories and qualification for
UCI Gravel World Championships 

As per the official qualification system for the 2024 UCI Gravel World Championships, Gravel Fondo Limburg grants qualification rights for the UCI Gravel World Championships 2024 in Halle-Leuven, Belgium for those riders finishing in the first 25% of the official qualifying distances in the Elite and specific age groups. 


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Qualification info

QUALIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS

These are the categories and (provisional) related course distances:
Elite Women and Men: 120 km (three loops race)
Women 19-49 years: 120 km race (three loops race)
Women 50+ years: 80 km race (two loops race)
Men 19-59 years: 120 km rac (three loops race)
Men 60+ years: 80 km race (two loops race)

Please note: you can start in a different distance then stated above, but if you do not enter the officialy qualifying distance for your category (Elite or age category) you are not eligible for qualification for the UCI World Championships.

Age Groups applicable to the UCI Gravel World Series are defined by the rider’s age on December 31st of the year of the qualifier event.

Riders that will not turn 19 in 2024 (calendar year) cannot qualify for the UCI World Championship. As the minimum age to participate in the UCI Gravel World Championships is 19 years old, only riders born before 31 December 2004 can qualify for the UCI Gravel World Championships 2023. For events organized in the same year and immediately following the World Championships (October-December), riders aged 18 at the moment of qualification may already qualify as they will turn 19 in the year of the UCI Gravel World Championships 2025.

The 25% qualifiers is calculated based on the number of starters in each specific category (Elite or age category), and not on the number of riders having finished the race. Qualification is always per specific category (Elite or age category) and based on specific category (Elite or age category) results, not on overall results. Top 3 riders in every specific category (Elite or age category) are automatically qualified. Riders must finish the race to gain qualification.

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Distance 120 km

Official categories for qualification:
The top 25% of the following categories will be qualified for the UCI World Championships in Belgium when racing the 120 km distance. Elite, Men aged 19-59. Women aged 19-49.

Age Groups applicable to the Trek UCI Gravel World Series are defined by the rider’s age on December 31st of the year of the qualifier event. Example: a male participant turns 60 years on August 1 2024, then he will be in age group 60+ (79 km) if he wants to qualify for the UCI World Championships in Belgium.
Men aged 50-54
Distance 120 km
Men aged 55-59
Distance 120 km

Distance 80 km

Official categories for qualification:
The top 25% of the following categories will be qualified for the UCI World Championships in Belgium when racing the 80 km distance. Men aged 60+. Women aged 50+.

Age Groups applicable to the Trek UCI Gravel World Series are defined by the rider’s age on December 31st of the year of the qualifier event. Example: a male participant turns 60 years on August 1 2024, then he will be in age group 60+ (79 km) if he wants to qualify for the UCI World Championships in Belgium.
Women aged 50-54
Distance 80 km
Women aged 55-59
Distance 80 km

Program

Gravel Fondo Limburg is your gravel race of a lifetime. On Sunday April 28 2024 You will enjoy a full race experience: a race day with all service and support you need to make the best out of it! Click and you'll find all information about: the full program, registration times, starting times, podium ceremony and much more. 

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This is Gravel Fondo Limburg

UCI Gravel Race

Amazing route

Podium ceremony

Finish festival

Your gravel race of a lifetime

UCI Gravel Race

Amazing route

Podium ceremony

Finish festival

Your gravel race of a lifetime

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the registration fee?
The regular ticket price for the second edition of Gravel Fondo Limburg on Sunday April 28 is € 59.95.

To participate in Gravel Fondo Limburg it is mandatory to have an (inter)national licence. Please select and buy a day license in the registration process if you don't have one already. The price for a day licence is € 5.-.
Do I need a rider licence to participate?
To participate in Gravel Fondo Limburg it is mandatory to have an (inter)national licence. You can fill in your UCI number in the registration process. Please select and buy a day license in the registration process if you don't have one already.
What is included in the price?
Gravel Fondo Limburg is more than just an ordinary gravel race. It’s going to be your gravel race of a lifetime. Check out what is included
What does the route look like?
Gravel Fondo Limburg is a gravel race within the UCI Gravel World Series in the most beautiful cycling area of the Netherlands: South Limburg. The race and region are characterized by cycling history, rolling hills, loose soil and beautiful unpaved roads. Check out more details about the route.
Until when can I register?
There is no closing date regarding registration. But don't wait too long, we might run out of tickets. The first edition was sold out pretty fast. As soon as we are sold out we will close the registration, that may be well before the event will take place. 
Where is the start and finish?
The start location and finish festival are at the Shimano Experience Center in Valkenburg.
Where can I find the program?
You can find the full program on our website. More information will follow soon.
How can I qualify for the UCI Gravel World Championships 2024 in Halle-Leuven, Belgium?
As per the official qualification system for the 2024 UCI Gravel World Championships, each TREK UCI Gravel World Series event grants qualification rights for the UCI Gravel World Championships for those riders finishing in the first 25% of their category.

The 25% is calculated based on the number of starters in each category, and not on the number of riders having finished the race.

Elite riders from a UCI registered team must always take part in the elite category. Elite riders with a national level license have the choice to start in the elite category or in their respective age groups but must make that choice prior to the race. Riders signing up for the elite category can only qualify for the elite category at the UCI Gravel World Championships. Riders signing up for the age group categories can only qualify for the age group categories at the UCI Gravel World Championships. If a rider who started with the elites didn’t qualify in the elite category, he can’t claim qualification in his age group if his finish time would be within the top 25% of his age category.

In addition, the first three riders of each official category will qualify directly for the World Championships, independently of the number of starters in that age group. Riders must finish the race to gain qualification.
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