3,175 cyclists tackle UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Italy

Cyclists from around the world took part in the biggest UCI Gran Fondo Championships around the beautiful lakes near Varese, Italy

With fully closed roads, the course was immersed in shaded forests, through quiet villages which culminates on a finishing climb up into the town of Varese, making it an ideal course for the GranFondo World Championships.

There were two courses, a Medio Fondo for women over 50 and men over 60 that was 105 km with 1,450m of climbing.

The Gran Fondo, for all younger age groups was 130 km long course with 1,950m of climbing.

The courses included timed climbs of Alpe de Tedesco, Bosco Valtravaglia and Bardello.

The race saw around 500 riders start the Medio Fondo, with around 2,000 setting off afterwards in the Gran Fondo.

The Gran Fondo started at a furious pace at 32mph with top riders spitting the peloton up fairly earlly on, average speed was over 18.4mph with some punchy climbs!

Italy’s Tommaso Electric won the 130km feature road race of the UCI Gran Fondo World Championship in Varese, Italy.

Electric completed the race in 3:24:35, beating Belgium’s Niels Merckx and Remi Cara by four seconds.

2,400 cyclists tackle UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Italy

Medio Fondo 105 km Results

Women 50-54

1 PRATI MARIA CRISTINA ITALY ITA 3:08:05.70
2 PANCARI ELENA ITALY +4:51.40
3 FREDRICKS TANYA UNITED STATES USA  +8:26.45

Women 55-59

1 CAPPIELLO OLGA ITALY ITA 3:08:05.80
2 HARNETT KIKSTRA SARA NEW ZEALAND NZL +3:45.10
3 SCIUCCATI MARINELLA ITALY ITA +6:43.25

Men 60-64

1 PREVIDE MASSARA MARCO ITALY ITA 2:52:23.20
2 KUZNETSOV VLADIMIR RUSSIAN FEDERATION RUS +2.25
3 MAGNALDI FULVIO ITALY ITA +13.50

Women 60-64

1 JEANNIE LONGO FRANCE FRA 3:06:37.40
2 NASH MARIA AUSTRALIA AUS +10:19.30
3 MOUAT LESLEY NEW ZEALAND +11:29.95

Women 65+

1 LUNDSTROM LENA SWEDEN SWE 3:19:28.00
2 EMBLIN JULIA AUSTRALIA AUS +7:25.00
3 THUREAU GISELE FRANCE FRA +14:08.85

Men 65-69

1 CULL ROGER AUSTRALIA AUS 2:53:12.45
2 NAVARRO JOEL FRANCE FRA +4:55.20
3 BAKLANAU MIKALAI BELARUS BLR +5:00.55

Men 70+

1 HRINKOW GERHARD AUSTRIA AUT 3:00:19.80
2 MOREAU PIERRE FRANCE FRA +2:11.05
3 CHABANEL CLAUDE FRANCE FRA +2:11.35

Gran Fondo 130 km Results

Men 19-34

1 ELETTRICO TOMMASO ITALY 3:24:35.91
2 MERCKX NIELS BELGIUM +4.08
3 CARA RÉMI BELGIUM +4.08

Women 19-34

1 LEONARDI JESSICA ITALY 4:04:12.35
2 JESENKO ERIKA SLOVENIA+11.40
3 ŠIMENC LAURA SLOVENIA +17.10

Men 35-39

1 VAN GOOLEN JURGEN BELGIUM 3:30:22.45
2 GLORIEUX FREDERIC BELGIUM 20
3 FRAISSIGNES FABIEN FRANCE +35

Women 35-39

1 DESSART MARIE BELGIUM 4:04:12.50
2 LANCIONI BARBARA ITALY 9.25
3 CAIRO ELENA ITALY +14.60

Men 40-44

1 D'ERRICO ALFONSO ITALY 3:27:29.45
2 HOUBEN KRISTOF BELGIUM +10
3 HERBRETEAU LOIC FRANCE +1.55

Women 40-44

1 BARBARA BILLI ITALY  4:06:17.25
2 PETTENON JENNY AUSTRALIA A+8.85
3 BOVILL ESTA UNITED KINGDOM +15.35

Men 45-49

1 3269 PORTILLO SALDAMANDO RAUL SPAIN 3:26:59.70
2 3027 BORRELLI ANTONIO ITALY +6.25
3 3083 DEVITTORI ROGER SWITZERLAND  +17.55

Women 45-49

1 7157 SCHARTMÜLLER ASTRID GERMANY 4:05:55.70
2 7123 GORINI MICHELA ITALY +85
3 7103 BANERJEE KATIE AUSTRALIA A+1.45

Men 50-54

1 BIRD BRUCE CANADA CAN 3:28:59.60
2 MOTTA EMANUELE ITALY ITA +20
3 NICOLETTI STEFANO ITALY ITA +3:04.15

Men 55-59

1 5042 COCQUYT PATRICK BELGIUM 3:37:00.70
2 5078 FJELDAVLIE JØRN NORWAY +5:02.80
3 5044 COLAGE' STEFANO ITALY +5:03.05

For full results, please visit: https://event.endu.net/events/event/live_43010.do

 
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