Rain and cold for Giant Seorak Gran Fondo World Tour ® Warriors in Asia

Under a non-stop rain and 9 degrees temperature, the South Korean riders Song Jumi for the women and Choe Geeniyong for the men took the lead of the Gran Fondo World Tour ®  with 1,100 points for each

Nearly 4,000 participants joined the 10th edition of Giant Seorak Gran Fondo, part of the 2018 Gran Fondo World Tour ® series in Asia.
The 208 km Gran Fondo distance contained 4 tough mountain passes, some of them with average gradients of 12% percent.
Race organizer Mr Kiseok Uhm stated "The cold, rain and tough course surely made it one of the hardest gran fondo's in Asia".
The increase in the popularity of cycling and the number of Gran Fondo events has exploded in the region, with top events regularly pulling in several thousand riders at a time.
Rain and cold for Giant Seorak Gran Fondo World Tour ® Warriors in Asia
Seorak National Park in Inje Region, situated at north east of South Korea, offerewd an amazing natural landscape with mineral springs, lush vegetation and real mountain slopes to really challenge the participants in the Gran Fondo and Medio Fondo distances.
Rain and cold for Giant Seorak Gran Fondo World Tour ® Warriors in Asia
After the first inclusion in this year's Gran Fondo World Tour ®, thereew is a commitment for next season, to expand the International participation in this “world class" event and continue to innovate with a Gran Fondo World Championship ® Ladies Edition, to increase the presence of woman in the event, Including a strong involvement of the prestigious Taiwaneese manufacturer Giant and woman's brand LIV too.

VIDEO: 2018 Giant Seorak Gran Fondo

The Gran Fondo World Tour's ® next stop in two weeks in is the Almaty region, with 3rd edition of Gran Fondo Kazakhstan, Tour of Zhetysu, where the current leaders will have the another chance to battle for $36,000 USD in prizes on offer. 
There are $10,000, $5,000 and $2,000 USD for top 3 men and women. 
The event takes place May 26-27, 2018 in the Almaty Region, for more information please visit: granfondokazakhstan.com

Current 2018 Gran Fondo World Tour ® ranking: 

Choi Jinyong
Song Joomi
Daniel Marquard
Sandra Boesiger
Kim Junhyun
Lee Sunghee
Lee Doosik
Kim Jungsook
Kim Kiho
Jung Chanmi
Kim Doyoon
Son Joongbun
Son Mansoo
Jung Hyunpil
Kim Mingwan
Ryu Jihye
Myer Andreas
Park Hyunsun
Moon Bogyeong
Son Myungsook
You can view the full ranking at granfondoworldtour.com


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