The UEC claims it is close to finalising its 2023 calendar ©ITG

The inaugural Championnats d'Europe des Grimpeurs has been awarded to Tremola in Switzerland as the European Cycling Union (UEC) closes in on completing its 2023 calendar.

The Tremola road cycling event is set to take place on July 30 and will feature an elite, under-23, juniors and masters race.

Switzerland is also due to stage this year's Mountain Bike Youth European Championships from August 2 to 6 in Trevano following a relocation from Capriasca, just 5.4 kilometres away.

The 2025 Mountain Bike Marathon European Championships has been attributed to Casella in Italy in the city of Genoa, although exact dates are yet to be confirmed.

"We are preparing for a 2023 packed full of events, starting with the Elite Track European Championships that will open our season from 8 to 12 February in Grenchen, Switzerland," said UEC President Enrico Della Casa.

"With the awarding of the Grimpeurs Championships, we have guaranteed nearly all the events for next year, which we will finalise in the next few days, and with the 2025 Marathon we have decided an important point for the future.

"All this demonstrates that our National Federations, the UEC and the UCI have a close and strong relationship and above all a mindful vision of the world of cycling and all its disciplines.

"Our focus is not just on the elite category but also mass events and young people which are the driving force of our sport.

"The expansion and development of cycling has always been one of our priorities and thanks to the excellent relations with National Federations and organisers, we are continuing in the direction of a sport which is increasingly accessible to all.

"I would like to thank all the National Federations involved in this new development including the Italian Cycling Federation and its President Cordiano Dagnoni, Swiss Cycling and its co-Presidents Franz Gallati and Patrick Hunger, two of the most active and dynamic organisations in terms of cycling at 360 degrees."

The UEC is continuing to plant trees as part of its "UEC Forest" project.

Since last July, the body has donated a tree to each venue hosting a continental championships to guarantee a high level of CO2 absorption.