The second edition of the 2023 UCI Gravel World Championships took place over the weekend, running from Le Bandie to Pieve di Soligo in Veneto, Italy.
Gravel privateers and road pros mixed it in the peloton on Saturday and Sunday with the latter coming out on top as Kasia Niewiadoma (Poland) and Matej Mohorič (Slovenia) prevailed with long-range solo efforts.
The racing action brought to the fore a number of storylines and talking points, from the aforementioned pro domination to the lack of women’s TV coverage, the Worlds’ place in the calendar, and how road pros coped with a new experience.
Cyclingnews was on the ground at the races to document all the action via our comprehensive gravel news and report coverage. Photographers Les Morales and Chris Auld were also in Veneto to capture all the action as it unfolded.
Here, we present a selection of their best shots from both races at the 2023 UCI Gravel World Championships. Enjoy!