Australian gravel race with $10,000 purse debuts at Tour Down Under in 2024

Tiffany Cromwell and F1 driver Valtteri Bottas at SBT GRVL
Tiffany Cromwell and F1 driver Valtteri Bottas at SBT GRVL (Image credit: SBT GRVL / Ryan Steers)

It is not just the sealed roads around South Australia that will host racing this January with the Tour Down Under, but there is company with a new gravel race, RADL GRVL, set to take place.

The event is co- founded by pro cyclist Tiffany Cromwell (Canyon-SRAM), F1 driver Valtteri Bottas along with GRVL Events, organisers of SBT GRVL in Colorado and FNLD GRVL in Finland. RADL GRVL will run from January 18 to January 20, with the pro races, a pilot event for 250 riders, set for 131.5 km and 1,791 metres of elevation gain on the 19th. There is a $10,000 AUD prize purse to be split evenly between the top three pro men and women.

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Simone Giuliani
Australia Editor

Simone is a degree-qualified journalist that has accumulated decades of wide-ranging experience while working across a variety of leading media organisations. She joined Cyclingnews as a Production Editor at the start of the 2021 season and has now moved into the role of Australia Editor. Previously she worked as a freelance writer, Australian Editor at Ella CyclingTips and as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg. Cycling was initially purely a leisure pursuit for Simone, who started out as a business journalist, but in 2015 her career focus also shifted to the sport.