Bikes and Beers Virtual Social Distance Ride 2020 - FIND OUT MORE!
United States | Southeast | Virginia >> 8,000 cyclists take part in the UK Tour of Cambridgeshire UCI Gran Fondo

8,000 cyclists take part in the UK's Tour of Cambridgeshire UCI Gran Fondo

The UCI Gran Fondo World Series Tour of Cambridgeshire was the 2016 UK qualifier for the UCI World Amateur Road Championships to be held in Perth, Australia later this year

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdioom, June 7th - Organisers were thrilled with the success of the second edition of the Tour of Cambridgeshire.

Almost 800 riders took part in a time trial on a circuit around Peterborough, while nearly 8,000 cyclists got involved in a 129km 'gran fondo' road race, on a route that featured Alconbury, Woodwalton, Great Raveley and Upwood.

All the action took place on closed roads, allowing amateur riders to experience what it is like for their professional counterparts.

And with places up for grabs in the World Amateur Road Championships in Australia later this year, there were plenty of competitors from abroad taking part as well.

Tom Caldwell, from organisers Very Cool Sports Company, felt the Tour had proved to be an even bigger hit than the inaugural event last year.

He said: "I'm really pleased with how it went. The weather was fantastic and we had some great crowds on the side of the roads in all the villages on the course.

"It made it a real spectacle and the riders commented on what a great time they'd had and the support from all the people in the local community.

"Many riders said it was brilliant and that they wanted to come back next year."

Caldwell said it was the element of being able to ride on closed roads that ensured many cyclists would return for another go.

He said: "It's a proper road race and it's one of the top events of its type on the world (the Tour forms part of the 16-event UCI Gran Fondo World Series).

"We had some people from the world governing body for cycling, the UCI, and they were very pleased with what they'd seen.

"It means we can continue to upgrade the event in the future and make it even bigger."

The Tour has a contract to run until 2019 and Caldwell said while the event will stick with the format that has proved a hit so far, they may look at altering the route to include different parts of the county in future years.

Gran Fondo Results - http://www.tourofcambridgeshire.com/pdf_downloads/TOC_Gran_Fondo_Results_-_Chip_Time_and_Qualification2016.pdf

Leisure Results - http://www.tourofcambridgeshire.com/pdf_downloads/ToC_Leisure_Chip_Time_2016.pdf

Official Photos from Sporograf - http://www.sportograf.com/en/shop/event/3369-The-Tour-of-Cambridgeshire-2016

8,000 cyclists take part in the UK Tour of Cambridgeshire UCI Gran Fondo8,000 cyclists take part in the UK Tour of Cambridgeshire UCI Gran Fondo8,000 cyclists take part in the UK Tour of Cambridgeshire UCI Gran Fondo8,000 cyclists take part in the UK Tour of Cambridgeshire UCI Gran Fondo8,000 cyclists take part in the UK Tour of Cambridgeshire UCI Gran Fondo8,000 cyclists take part in the UK Tour of Cambridgeshire UCI Gran Fondo8,000 cyclists take part in the UK Tour of Cambridgeshire UCI Gran Fondo8,000 cyclists take part in the UK Tour of Cambridgeshire UCI Gran Fondo
 
Tag: ucigfws
 
Jun 26 2020 - NEWS: 2020 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships Officially Cancelled
Mar 31 2020 - NEWS: UCI Gran Fondo World Series confirms further postponements in 2020
Mar 20 2020 - NEWS: Hill and Watts claim victory in Bathurst Cycling Classic
Mar 19 2020 - NEWS: UCI Gran Fondo Champion Maxim Pirard and Pro rider Oliver Naeson complete 365km ride
Mar 07 2020 - NEWS: Over 2000 cyclists entered for UCI Bathurst Cycling Classic so far
Feb 28 2020 - NEWS: Huge International field at the UCI Gran Fondo Casablanca
Dec 12 2019 - NEWS: Ex pro Jani Brajkovic and Annemiek Stegehuis win Spinneys Dubai 92
Oct 31 2019 - NEWS: Celine Schärer and Stephane Cognet crowned 2019 Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series Winners
Oct 30 2019 - NEWS: UCI Reveals Qualified Riders from the 2019 RBC GranFondo Whistler
Oct 27 2019 - NEWS: How to Qualify for the 2020 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Vancouver
Oct 20 2019 - NEWS: African cycling event returns to the UCI Gran Fondo World Championship Series in 2020
Oct 09 2019 - NEWS: International peloton in the Tre Valli Varesine Granfondo
Sep 26 2019 - NEWS: Groot and Barrow shine on fully closed roads of Amy's Gran Fondo
Sep 22 2019 - NEWS: Can GCN Qualify for the 2019 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships?
Jul 12 2019 - NEWS: Australia’s New Favourite UCI Gran Fondo Returns in 2020
Sep 15 2016 - RESULTS: Record 5,500 riders at 6th Edition of Amys Gran Fondo
Sep 04 2016 - RESULTS: 17 new UCI Gran Fondo World Champions in Australia
Jun 06 2016 - RESULTS: 8,000 cyclists take part in the UK Tour of Cambridgeshire UCI Gran Fondo
Jun 09 2019 - EVENT: L'Albigeoise
Jun 13 2019 - EVENT: The Blue Mountains Granfondo
Oct 05 2019 - EVENT: Granfondo Tre Valli Varesine
Feb 21 2020 - EVENT: UCI Granfondo Casablanca
Feb 23 2020 - EVENT: AKRA Gran Fondo Antalya
Mar 15 2020 - EVENT: Bathurst Cycling Classic
May 31 2020 - EVENT: UCI Gran Fondo CRC506 Costa Rica
Jun 05 2020 - EVENT: Gran Fondo San Luis Potosi
Jul 04 2020 - EVENT: Around Samcheok
Aug 09 2020 - EVENT: Granfondo Russia Ethnomir
Aug 16 2020 - EVENT: Granfondo Russia Noginsk
Aug 23 2020 - EVENT: Granfondo Russia Vyborg
Sep 05 2020 - EVENT: Maraton Franja
Sep 06 2020 - EVENT: Granfondo Russia Volokolamsk
Sep 27 2020 - EVENT: Granfondo Russia Ruza