Belgium's most legendary ride, the Vélomédiane Claudy Criquiélion, is going to be revamped again. Last season it was already decided to shorten the gran fondo to 69 km and 1250m+. The original courses continued as a sportives-with-time measurement. In 2023, gran fondo will disappear after just one edition, but a gravel event will be added.
The main reason is cost. Organizer Laurent Goffinet "It took 80 signalmen out of 120 participants. That cost was exorbitant.'
* distances and elevation subject to change.
It's not yet clear if there will be a mass start or if you can start whenever you want. We'll keep you updated.