2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships Expand

Finish in the top 25% in your age group in any of the 19 worldwide Gran Fondo's, or do three of them and you'll qualify for the 2017 World Championships in Albi, France, and a chance to pull on the coveted rainbow stripes jersey, as a Gran Fondo world champion

The UCI Gran Fondo World Series is a 'cycling for all' series where cyclists from all over the world can participate in events where they can obtain their ticket for the official UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in different age groups. There are qualifier events for both road-races and time-trial. The UCI Gran Fondo World Championships will crown the new UCI Worldchampions in Road racing and Time-trial

The 2017 UCI Gran Fondo series has already kicked off. The Poznan Bike Challenge in Poland and Australia's Amy's Gran Fondo both saw record fields with 6,500 and 5,00 riders respectively. The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge in the sunny United Arab Emirates has just taken place too.

Back in the USA

After an absence of two years the series returns to the United States at the Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo in Alabama on May 21st 2017.

The Cheaha Challenge, part of the Alabama Backroads Century Series, dates back to 1992 and challenges riders over Mount Cheaha, the highest point in Alabama. It is reputed to be "The toughest ride in the South".

The event starts and finishes on the campus of Jacksonville State Universityand boasts seven routes up to the 200km/124 mile Ultra with 11,733 feet of climbing, 

The 100 mile/160 km Century Ride is the UCI qualifier and contains 9,714 feet / 2,961 meters of climbing in the Talladega Mountains.

American riders have brought home their fair share of medals in previous years in the UCI world series. In 2011, the Gran Fondo New York and The Echelon Gran Fondo in Fort Collins, CO were two of the seven qualifier events were in the United States.

In 2012 the Berkshire Cycling Classic in Massachusetts was part of the series, followed in 2013 the Ridge Hill Putnam Cycling Classic in Cold Spring, NY, and in 2014 by the Tour of Winston-Salem.

In 2016 the amateur UCI World Tour was renamed the UCI Gran Fondo World series.

Successful Series expands Globally

More and more amateur cyclists have the chance to qualify and complete for a chance to wear one the coveted Rainbow Jersey's.

There are many rainbow jersey's up for grabs for a range of categories depending on your sex and age, for both the road race and time trial disciplines: 19 - 34yrs, 35 - 39yrs, 40 - 44yrs, 45 - 49yrs, 50 - 54yrs, 55 - 59yrs, 60 - 64yrs and +65yrs

The Tour de Campeche in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula also joins the Series for the first time in 2017 and Canada's Grey County Road Race completes the list of North American events for 2017.

Albama's Chehea Challenge and Mexico's Campeche are two of eight new events, as the Series expands to 19 qualifying rides for Albi in August 2017.

Poznan will host the 2019 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships.

The 2018 championships have not yet been awarded.

Only those who meet the qualification criteria receive invitations to race in the World Championships.

2017 UCI World Championships in Albi, France 

Only qualified riders (season 2017) will be able to register for the 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, as well the defender World Champions and the Masters national Champions.

Registration is open for nearly all the qualifying events worldwide.

The registration procedure will be sent in due time via an official invitation email by the UCI.

2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Series Events

Date UCI Gran Fondo Country
10-11 September 2016 Poznan Bike Challenge Poznan, Poland
11 September 2016 Amy's Gran Fondo  Lorne, Australia
16 December 2016 Spinneys Dubai 92 Dubai, UAE
3-5 March 2017 Tour de Bintan Bintan, Indonesia
4 March 2017 Forrest Grape Ride Marlborough, NZ
24-26 March 2017 Cyprus Gran Fondo  Pafos, Cyprus
1-2 April 2017 Blayney to Bathurst Cyclo Sportif Bathurst, Australia
21-23 April  Rhodes Gran Fondo Tour Rhodes, Greece
29-30 April Tour of Ayrshire Kilmarnock, Scotland
20 May Schleck Gran Fondo Luxembourg
21 May  Cheaha Challenge Jacksonville, Alabama
26-28 May L'Albigeoise    Albi, France
3-4 June Tour of Cambridgeshire Peterborough, England
3-4 June   Tour de Campeche Campeche, Mexico
9-11 June Maraton Franja  Ljubljana, Slovenia
15-17 June  Grey County Road Race  Blue Mountain Village, Canada
7-9 July La Leggendaria Charly Gaul  Trento, Italy
8-9 July Niseko Classic Niseko, Japan
12-13 August  Gran Fondo Denmark   Helsingor, Denmark
24-27 August World Championships Albi, France

 

2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Series on Gran Fondo Guide

You can find an overview of all the events, links to registration and the latest news from the 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Series on our 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Series Race Dashboard.

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Registration is open for most qulaifying events worldwide - use the registraion links for your chosen event.

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2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships Expands

 
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Apr 12 2017 - NEWS: Cheaha Challenge reveals strong entry for the UCI Gran Fondo World Series Qualifier
Apr 11 2017 - NEWS: Look Marmotte Hochkonig joins UCI Gran Fondo World Series
Apr 04 2017 - NEWS: Cyprus Gran Fondo with international field
Apr 02 2017 - NEWS: 2,200 cyclists completed the NAB B2B
Apr 04 2017 - NEWS: 1,000 riders tackled New Zealand's Forrest Grape Ride
Mar 08 2017 - NEWS: Tour de Bintan shines in debut as UCI race
Feb 17 2017 - NEWS: Varese awarded 2018 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships
Jan 23 2017 - NEWS: The Cheaha Challenge – Your Chance to Wear the Rainbow Stripes
Jan 25 2017 - NEWS: Blayney to Bathurst Cyclo Sportif - Your Chance to Wear the Rainbow Jersey
Jan 12 2017 - NEWS: Cycling South Africa release Wild Card entries for Gran Fondo World Champs in France
Jan 05 2017 - NEWS: Closed roads TT announced for Tour of Ayrshire 29 April 2017, Kilmarnock, Scotland
Dec 19 2016 - NEWS: The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge Breaks Records
Dec 19 2016 - NEWS: 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships Expand
Nov 11 2016 - NEWS: Tour of Cambridgeshire launches Team Chrono team time trial event for 2017
Nov 07 2016 - NEWS: Blayney to Bathurst Now A Qualifying Event For 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships
Oct 28 2016 - NEWS: Australia Secures Two Events On UCI Gran Fondo World Series
Oct 28 2016 - NEWS: Scotland secures closed road UCI Gran Fondo World Series event with Tour of Ayrshire, 29 & 30 April 2017
Oct 23 2016 - NEWS: Eight new events join the 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Series
Oct 22 2016 - NEWS: UCI Confirms Tour Of Ayrshire as the Latest Addition to the Gran Fondo World Series in the UK
Oct 17 2016 - NEWS: 2019 World Championships awarded to Poznan – Poland
Oct 16 2016 - NEWS: Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo selected as North America's 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Series Qualifier
Oct 06 2016 - NEWS: Entries for UK's 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Series ToC Gran Fondo Open
Oct 04 2016 - NEWS: Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycling Challenge joins the UCI Gran Fondo World Series
Sep 15 2016 - NEWS: Record 5,500 riders at 6th Edition of Amys Gran Fondo
Sep 13 2016 - NEWS: VIDEO: 2016 Gran Fondo World Championship in Perth, Australia
Sep 10 2016 - NEWS: Cheaha Challenge may become qualifier for 2017 Gran Fondo World Championships
Sep 04 2016 - NEWS: 17 new UCI Gran Fondo World Champions in Australia
Sep 02 2016 - NEWS: UCI Gran Fondo World Championships: Team Slovenia to take the Team Relay win
Sep 01 2016 - NEWS: New UCI Gran Fondo Time Trial World Champions Crowned
Aug 31 2016 - NEWS: UCI Gran Fondo World Championships under way this week in Australia
Aug 24 2016 - NEWS: Bikes, Beaches, Breweries And Bushwalks: Why You Need To Visit Lorne and Amys Gran Fondo
Jul 25 2016 - NEWS: Marmotte Gran Fondo cycling event in Kilmarnock is postponed until Spring 2017
Jul 11 2016 - NEWS: Five reasons to ride in Wiggle Amys Gran Fondo
Jun 29 2016 - NEWS: Courses for 2016 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Perth confirmed
Jun 06 2016 - NEWS: 8,000 cyclists take part in the UK Tour of Cambridgeshire UCI Gran Fondo
May 25 2016 - NEWS: Luke Katapodis, wins the gold medal in the general classification of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series Rhodes
Mar 17 2016 - NEWS: Registration is now open for the 2016 UCI Gran Fondo World Series Grey County Road Race
Mar 20 2016 - NEWS: UCI Gran Fondo World Series Perth Tested Worlds Courses In Hot Weather Conditions
Mar 18 2016 - NEWS: Preview of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series Perth - Gran Fondo Course
Mar 02 2016 - NEWS: Perth Cyclist to Test His Skills Against the Worlds Best
Feb 27 2016 - NEWS: Registrations for the UCI Gran Fondo World Series are Running Well
Jan 28 2016 - NEWS: UCI Gran Fondo World Championships present new World Champion Jerseys
Jan 27 2016 - NEWS: UCI GranFondo World Series UCI Rhodes GranFondo Tour April 22th - 24th 2016
Dec 27 2015 - NEWS: UCI World Cycling Tour renamed UCI Gran Fondo World Series for 2016
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
Mar 11 2016 - EVENT: The UCI Gran Fondo World Series Perth 2016
May 26 2016 - EVENT: The UCI Gran Fondo World Series Road Brazil Ride 2016
Dec 16 2016 - EVENT: Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge
Mar 03 2017 - EVENT: Tour de Bintan
Mar 04 2017 - EVENT: Forrest GrapeRide
Mar 24 2017 - EVENT: Cyprus Gran Fondo
Apr 02 2017 - EVENT: Blayney to Bathurst Cyclo Sportif
Apr 21 2017 - EVENT: Rhodes GranFondo Tour
Apr 29 2017 - EVENT: Tour of Ayrshire
May 20 2017 - EVENT: Schleck Gran Fondo
May 26 2017 - EVENT: L'Albigeoise
Jun 03 2017 - EVENT: Tour of Cambridgeshire
Jun 03 2017 - EVENT: Tour de Campeche
Jun 09 2017 - EVENT: Marathon Franja
Jun 15 2017 - EVENT: Grey County Road Race
Jul 07 2017 - EVENT: La Leggendaria Charly Gaul
Jul 08 2017 - EVENT: Niseko Classic
Aug 12 2017 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Denmark
Aug 24 2017 - EVENT: 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Champs
Sep 09 2017 - EVENT: Poznan Bike Challenge
Sep 10 2017 - EVENT: Poznan Bike Challenge 2017
Sep 17 2017 - EVENT: Amys Gran Fondo
Sep 05 2019 - EVENT: 2019 UCI Gran Fondo World Champs