Nathan Haas: I would love to ride a Gravel World Championships

Nathan Haas chats with Cofidis teammate and European road race champion Elia Viviani ahead of the start of stage 2 of the 2020 Tour Down Under in Woodside
Nathan Haas at the Tour Down Under (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Nathan Haas has told Cyclingnews he would love to take part in a gravel World Championships and fight for a gravel rainbow jersey but warned the UCI not to try to take over the nascent gravel racing scene or take away the "fun and smiles' of what are also mass-participation events.

UCI President David Lappartient revealed that a gravel World Championships is something that is "under discussion and that is possible in the future" with the UCI already talking about how gravel racing could fit under the global governing body's governance, while also appeasing the independent organisers that have forged the gravel scene, especially in the USA.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.