$36,000 USD in Cash Prizes for Winners of the 2018 Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series
Equal prize money for Men and Women, the expanding series offers some of the biggest cash prizes for non-professional cyclists!
Andorra, January 29th 2018 – Due to its growing success and popularity, Grandvlaira SAETDE acquired a major shareholding in the Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series.
The Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series is now able to offer Gran Fondo competitors a total prize purse of $36,000 USD, which is one of the biggest cash prizes available to amateur cyclists.
The first three of each gender in the final rankings will receive $10,000, $4,000, $2,000 USD respectively.
An extra $4,000 USD in Bike Prizes from Canyon Bikes goes to the winner of the new Gran Fondo World Championship ® Ladies Edition, part of the Styrkeproven Peugeot Grand Prix in Norway.
This year the series has expanded to 11 events globally, giving male and female cyclists around the world the opportunity to compete for the overall rankings and prizes.
The over men’s and women’s winners will also earn their right to wear the Men’s Gran Fondo World Champion® Yellow Jersey and the Women’s Gran Fondo World Champion® Pink Jersey.
The 2018 events worldwide and points for each event for ranking will be revealed shortly.
Photo: 2017 Gran Fondo World Tour® Champions, Norwegians’ Jonas Orset (men's champion), and Siv Elin Saeteren (women' champion)
The series ranking is open to amateur cyclists of all levels. It is necessary to complete at least one event to be considered in the final ranking. All participants and finishers in at least one event will be ranked, but minimum of three completed events is required to be included in the final overall series awards.
The best three results will be taken in to account, including the best of any multi-day challenge or a one day challenge.
For more details of the events and the series ranking rules, please visit granfondoworldtour.com
Photo: 2017 Gran Fondo World Championship ® Ladies Edition in Norway - a ground breaking success for Womens Cycling
About the Gran Fondo World Tour
Gran Fondo World Tour® series brings together some of the best amateur cycling events across the globe to give cyclists the chance to experience being a professional cyclist for a day. The Gran Fondo World Tour® combines the best-placed events, placing great importance on the routes and the landscapes they pass through.
An International Tour that brings people together to share a single passion: road cycling. By taking part in the GFWT, both the strongest and the least experienced riders have a chance to discover different cultures and perfect places to enjoy cycling. The goal is to offer cyclists events that are fun, challenging and allows them to put themselves in the shoes of their idols, albeit just for the weekend.
$6000 USD in Cash Prizes for top 3 ranked winners of a NEW Gravel / MTB Series
There are plans for the Sports & Event Division extend the world tour format across mountain biking and other outdoor sports.
The Gran Fondo World Tour® are excited to announce NEW destinations in Asia, South-America and Africa for it new Gravel / MTB series.
The 2018 events and points for each event for ranking will be revealed shortly.
Gran Fondo World Tour® selects Gran Fondo Guide as Official Media Partner
The world's Premier Gran Fondo and Amateur Endurance global cycling site, Gran Fondo Guide, has been selected as the 2018 Gran Fondo World Tour ® official media partner worldwide.
Together they have a combined subscriber base of over 45,000 cyclists, promoting and marketing some of the best Gran Fondo amateur cycling events globally.
So far 12 worldwide events have confirmed dates for the 2018 series, with more planned as the series expands worldwide
Event organizers who are interested in finding out more about participating in the series and the benefits it provides, can contact the Gran Fondo World Tour® series at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit granfondoworldtour.com
Photo: Marcialonga Cycling Craft - a Gran Fondo World Tour event