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2015 Gran Fondo National Championship Series

 

In 2012 the GFNCS introduced their first event, the Gran Fondo National Championship, which was a one day national championship title event for gran fondo racing.

The Gran Fondo National Championship Series was then introduced in 2013 and was comprised of six events in the inaugural season. 

In 2014 they added a seventh event, Gran Fondo Asheville, to the series.

The annual series title is awarded to those riders who post the best three finishes in the event series. GFNCS views gran fondos as races. We offer what is arguably the hardest bicycle road racing series in the USA. This seven-event national series, comprised of races held throughout the nation (see schedule below) allows riders to compete for a national ranking.

Their focus is on promoting health and wellness by providing a competitive cycling outlet in which riders of all skill levels can participate. GFNCS events combine friendly competition with a social atmosphere before, during, and after each event. They also seek to engage youth in the sport of cycling by partnering with (and donating funds to) a local organization that focuses on youth in cycling. GFNCS is committed to inspiring a healthy life style and motivating people to engage in and take pride in their health and the environment.  

All GFNCS events follow the same format:

First, each event has been established in a geographic location that offers premier roads and terrain for cycling. They then developed a route (approximately 100 miles) and truncate the route two times to provide three different distances so riders can participate in a distance that challenges them at their personal level of cycling.  The next step was to select highlighted sections of the route to be timed and count towards competition. 

GFNCS events are not timed start to finish, rather only the highlighted timed sections of the route are used to determine competitive placement.  The Gran Route contains four timed sections, the Medio Route contains two timed sections, and the Piccolo Route has one timed section. 

Awards are presented by age-group and gender.  This format provides both a truly competitive environment, and at the same time allows riders to enjoy themselves - viewing the scenery, stopping at aid stations, and socializing with friends and other riders. 

After riders finish, they are treated to a hot meal and a cold beer or other beverage to celebrate.

Gran Route finishers are awarded a finishers medal as they pass under the finish arch to note their accomplishment. Awards and prizes, (including custom winner kits {bib-shorts and jersey from Pactimo} for the 1st place Gran Route riders), are presented at each event to the top three riders in each age group category.

This format provides both an extremely competitive event and a user-friendly cycling race that challenges and welcomes all riders into the sport of bicycle racing.

All GFNCS events are designed with consideration for the environment and the local communities in proximity to our events. 

In order to ensure low-negative impact on the environment, all GFNCS courses are marked with reusable, high-visibility signage.  When marking route directions on pavement, GFNCS always use a water soluble spray chalk that has a limited environmental and visual impact. 

With regard to the local communities, GFNCS is dedicated to building appreciation for cycling in every community we work with. Our four time section format requires much less traffic control and uses low traffic roads to minimize traffic delays which often irritate local residents and can cause a negative view of cyclists.

2015 Schedule

 

Date Event Location Routes Diff 
Mar 29 Central Florida Gran Fondo GFNCS San Antonio, Florida, USA 35,55,100 miles C
Apr 19 Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo GFNCS Clayton, Georgia, USA 32, 69, 108 miles F
Jun 07 Highlands Gran Fondo GFNCS Newfoundland, New Jersey, USA 25, 60, 100 miles F
Jun 21 Golden Gran Fondo GFNCS Golden, Colorado, USA 20, 60, 90 miles F
Aug 02 Boone Gran Fondo GFNCS Boone, North Carolina, USA 20, 55, 105 miles F
Aug 30 Gran Fondo Asheville GFNCS Asheville, North Carolina, USA 30, 60, 110 miles F
Sep 20 Gran Fondo National Championship GFNCS Frederick, Maryland, USA 32, 62, 100 miles F
 

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Jul 25 2017 - NEWS: Timed Sections for Boone Gran Fondo Released
Jul 26 2017 - NEWS: Bluewater International Sells Out Again
Jul 24 2017 - NEWS: Team Melody Farm Reigns Supreme at the Gran Fondo Asheville
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Jan 18 2017 - NEWS: Bluewater International Gran Fondo set for Expansion in 2017 and beyond
Jun 05 2017 - NEWS: Skylands Cycling Wins Highlands Team Award
May 17 2017 - NEWS: Fifth Highlands Gran Fondo to be staged June 4th
May 19 2017 - NEWS: Von Hof Cycles Announces Sponsorship Of Gran Fondo National Championship Series
May 08 2017 - NEWS: Owen Shott and Erica Allar take top prizes at Georgia Gran Fondo
Apr 21 2017 - NEWS: Frankie Andreu MC at Georgia Gran Fondo
May 02 2017 - NEWS: Piedmont College Cycling Team target Georgia Gran Fondo Team Award
Mar 07 2017 - NEWS: Giordana GFNCS Series announces new venue for May 7th Georgia event
Mar 27 2017 - NEWS: RESULTS: Gran Fondo in the Sunshine State
Dec 21 2016 - NEWS: Cycling commentator Frankie Andreu is MC at Gran Fondo Florida next weekend
Feb 21 2017 - NEWS: Register for the Giordana Gran Fondo National Championship Series and Save
Feb 06 2017 - NEWS: Friends of the Smokies Announces Fourth Giordana GFNCS Gran Fondo Asheville
Dec 15 2016 - NEWS: Giordana GFNCS launches expanding North American Gran Fondo National Series
Nov 24 2016 - NEWS: Save 20% on Giordana Gran Fondo National Championship Series Registration
Nov 01 2016 - NEWS: Giordana Gran Fondo National Championship Series® announces 2017 Calendar
Sep 21 2016 - NEWS: Maryland Celebrates Giordana Gran Fondo National Championship Series Finale
Sep 11 2016 - NEWS: Maryland to Celebrate 5th year of U.S. Gran Fondo National Championships Series Finale
Sep 01 2016 - NEWS: Sold Out Inaugural Bluewater International Gran Fondo Already Looking to 2017
Aug 29 2016 - NEWS: Team Primal Audi Denver hit overdrive in the Golden Gran Fondo
Aug 01 2016 - NEWS: Giordana GFNCS Releases Golden Gran Fondo Timed Climbs ahead of August 28th
Aug 08 2016 - NEWS: Boone-tastic Gran Fondo
Aug 01 2016 - NEWS: 500 Riders Complete Inaugural Bluewater Gran Fondo
Jul 15 2016 - NEWS: Inaugural Bluewater International Gran Fondo Closes With Full Registration Ahead of July 31st
Jun 29 2016 - NEWS: Giordana GFNCS Releases Boone Gran Fondo Timed Climbs ahead of Aug 7th
Jun 21 2016 - NEWS: Murphy, Pasch fastest in Gran Fondo Asheville, North Carolina
Aug 23 2016 - NEWS: Fourth Highland Gran Fondo to be staged June 5th
Aug 19 2016 - NEWS: Gran Fondo: The Big Ride
May 14 2016 - NEWS: Next Moto Champion PB Roswell Bicycles Take Giordana Tour of Georgia Team Prize
Jul 10 2016 - NEWS: Reviving the Tour of Georgia
May 25 2016 - NEWS: Checkout The Georgia Gran Fondo Timed Climbs ahead of May 14th
May 25 2016 - NEWS: COPY_Checkout The Georgia Gran Fondo Timed Climbs ahead of May 14th
May 04 2016 - NEWS: Bluewater International Gran Fondo joins the Giordana Gran Fondo National Series
Apr 03 2016 - NEWS: The Bluewater International Gran Fondo
Feb 02 2016 - NEWS: Giordana Named New Title Sponsor of Gran Fondo National Championship Series
Jan 18 2015 - NEWS: 2015 Gran Fondo National Championship Series
Jun 30 2014 - NEWS: Over 200 riders tackle one of the USA's hardest Gran Fondo's
Jun 10 2014 - NEWS: Over 350 Riders rode the Highlands Gran Fondo
Jun 04 2014 - NEWS: Registration opens for Inaugural Gran Fondo Asheville this fall
Apr 16 2014 - NEWS: Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo GFNCS
Mar 18 2014 - NEWS: Central Florida Gran Fondo GFNCS Results 2014
Nov 13 2013 - NEWS: 2014 GFNCS Series of Gran Fondos Announced
May 28 2013 - NEWS: Inaugural Golden Gran Fondo Brings Road Cycling Back to Greater Denver Foothills on June 23
Mar 17 2013 - NEWS: Gran Fondo Central Florida
Mar 06 2013 - NEWS: Gran Fondo Race Series to Roll Through Dade City
- NEWS: Gran Fondo Cycling Championship Series Launches In The United States
Dec 12 2016 - RESULTS: 2016 Highlands Gran Fondo GFNCS Results
Dec 12 2016 - RESULTS: 2016 Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo GFNCS Results
Aug 29 2016 - RESULTS: Team Primal Audi Denver Hit Overdrive in the Golden Gran Fondo
Aug 08 2016 - RESULTS: Boone-tastic Gran Fondo
Jun 21 2016 - RESULTS: Murphy, Pasch win Gran Fondo Asheville
May 14 2016 - RESULTS: Next Moto Champion PB Roswell Bicycles Take Tour of Georgia Team Prize
Jun 30 2014 - RESULTS: Golden Gran Fondo
Jun 10 2014 - RESULTS: Highlands Gran Fondo GFNCS
Apr 16 2014 - RESULTS: Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo GFNCS
Mar 18 2014 - RESULTS: Central Florida Gran Fondo GFNCS
Jun 09 2013 - RESULTS: NJ Highlands Gran Fondo
Mar 17 2013 - RESULTS: Gran Fondo Central Florida
Mar 26 2017 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Florida, a GFNCS event
May 07 2017 - EVENT: Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo GFNCS
Jun 04 2017 - EVENT: Highlands Gran Fondo GFNCS
Jul 23 2017 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Asheville GFNCS
Aug 06 2017 - EVENT: Bluewater International Granfondo
Aug 06 2017 - EVENT: Boone Gran Fondo GFNCS
Aug 27 2017 - EVENT: Golden Gran Fondo GFNCS
Sep 17 2017 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Maryland GFNCS