Gran Fondo Organizers Invited to Gran Fondo World Tour ® Congress

The expanding global Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series is inviting event organizers to Carmel, Indiana, in the USA on September 13th-15th for the inaugural Gran Fondo World Tour ® Congress

In 2019, the Gran Fondo World Tour ® was excitied to announce a huge global expansion of its series calendar in 2019 with six additional events in North America, Europe and Asia, plus a new world wide event partnership named the Gran Fondo World ® by Ride with GPS.

The 2019 series represents the widest calendar in Gran Fondo Series to date with a global participation of over 50,000 participants, with events across more than 20 countries worldwide and 4 continents.

The Gran Fondo World Tour ® is the first amateur Gran Fondo series with world-ranking taking part worldwide at exciting locations, including the USA, Canada, France, Norway, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Kazakhstan, South Korea and South Africa.

The overall cash prize again this year is $36,000 USD, and was extended to award the top 5 men and top 5 women overall.

Participants need to complete at least 3 events to be eligible for the overall cash prizes. This is to support the growth of participation in series and help support the growth of International participation too.

Also new is the Gran Fondo World Championship ® One Day race, which will have cash prizes of $3,000 USD for the over all winners, taking place at the Rollfast Gran Fondo in Carmel, Indiana, USA at the same time as the inaugural Congress.

With that growth, the Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series is extending an open invite to all Gran Fondo event organizers to attend the inaugural Congress.

Gran Fondo Organizers Invited to Gran Fondo World Tour ® Congress


Congress Schedule

Friday September 13th 2019 

  from 16:00h: Welcome drinks and participants check in 
  17:00h: Introduction and welcome speech to the Congress (Municipal Autority) by Bruce Kimball, Carmel City Council  
  17:15h : Gran Fondo World ®, background introduction, future and new projects of the series and presentation of North America -  Gran Fondo World ® Series 2020 
Introduction of Gran Fondo World Championship ® 
by: Dani Buyo, CEO Gran Fondo World Tour ®  and Matt Tanner, CEO and Founder of Rollfast (introducing the Gran Fondo World Championship ®) 
  18:00h : Marketing new waves and generational changes applied to Gran Fondo events by Marketing team of Gran Fondo World Tour ® in partnership with, including the *Premium Marketing Benefits of being part of Gran Fondo World Tour series.
  18:45h : Gran Fondo Participants profile survey results, by Louise Donald (Former Director of Operations of EF and Sleepstream Sports LLC) in partnership with
by: Gran Fondo World Tour ® Marketing Team
  19:30h : Cinch Cycling Coaching program by Tom Danielson

As a 15-year professional cyclist, Tom Danielson worked with the leading trainers, nutritionists, psychologists and grand tour winners at the highest level of professional cycling. Through years of competitive scenario experience, and relentless data analysis Tom created the FORM Performance Method, brining many new dimensions of the sport of cycling for all ability levels to experience.

Cinch's goal is to "MAKE CYCLING BETTER FOR YOU."

  19:50h : New projects around GFWT and exclusive presentation of events by Gran Fondo World ® Tour. Worldwide premier announcement by: Dani Buyo , CEO Gran Fondo World Tour ®
  20:15h : Closing dinner (optional) for social relationships and networking

Saturday September 14th 2019 

  Morning program: 
Roll Fast VIP Rride with Tom Danielson 
  Afternoon program : 
Rollfast Gran Fondo World Championship ® technical briefing 
Rollfast Gran Fondo party hosted by Rollfast management 

Sunday September 15th 2019 

Rollfast Gran Fondo / Gran Fondo World Championship ® 
2019 Rollfast Gran Fondo / Gran Fondo World Championship ®

Congress Location and Accomodation

11925 N. Meridian St. Carmel, Indiana 46032 

Dinner will need to be paid separately at $44 USD per person (for the evening of Friday September 13th). Attendees can stay from one to three nights depending on their preference.
Attendants should contact: to book a place at the congress, it will be an informal circular table where everyone will be talk openly and ask questions at all times.
The goal is to explain the format, participation and benefits of joining the Gran Fondo World ® Series and address issues moving forwards, as Gran Fondo participation continues to grow globally at an increased pace.
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