Gran Fondo World Tour ® selects Gran Fondo Guide as Official Media Partner
Gran Fondo World Tour® is pleased to announce that it has selected Gran Fondo Guide as its official online digital media marketing partner
The world's premer Gran Fondo and Endurance cycling website, Gran Fondo Guide and Gran Fondo World Tour ® have signed an agreement to work together on the promotion of the growing Gran Fondo World Tour Series, with a combined subscriber base of over 40,000 cyclists, promoting the best Gran Fondo events around the world.
Dani Buyo, CEO and founder of the Gran Fondo World Tour ® commented "Interest and participation in the Gran Fondo World Tour ® series is growing and we look forward to working with Gran Fondo Guide who will providing additional series coverage."
Mark Harding, founder of Gran Fondo Guide said "We are delighted in being selected as official online digital media partner for the Gran Fondo World Tour ® series."
The 2016 Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series closed it's first year with a global participation of over ten thousand participants.
The global winners of the 2016 Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series were: Elisabeth Solberg and Knut Sande both from Norway!
2017 Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series
Dates for the 2017 destinations will include new continents and countries, so far:
Gran Fondo Florida, March 26th
Gran Fondo Kazakhstan, May 20th
Marcialonga Italy, June 4th
Styrkeproven Norway, June 16th
Cerdanya Cycle Tour by Gran Fondo Andorra, 3rd September
Gran Fondo Kuwait, November
For more information, please visit: granfondoworldtour.com
Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series Format
The world tour Is open to all cyclists, whatever their level. It is necessary to finish at least 2 events of the world tour to be considerated in the final season rankings.
All participants and finishers in one event will be ranked but minimum of 2 events finished is required to access to final awards.
The best of 3 results will be taken in to account in the final season ranking.
A ranking for men and for woman are established under similar rules.
There are also category rankings but only the overall ranking men and woman will be awarded.
Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series to Expand beyond 2017
Due to the success of the inaugural worldwide series, plans are in place for it to expand from 2017 onwards.
Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series CEO Dani Buyo said "the plan is for around 10 races in 2017, with expansion into Australia, Africa and South America. We are also considering a mountain bike series along the same lines".
Buyo has received enquiries from a number of events that are interested and is planning to expand the road based Gran Fondo series to around 12 events in 2018.
Organizers interested in applying to become a participating event in the Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series can contact CEO Dani Buyo at firstname.lastname@example.org