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La Cerdanya Cycle Tour Opens Registration
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La Cedanya Cycle Tour Opens Registration

La Cerdanya Cycle Tour, taking place on September 3rd, in the southern France Pyrenees, will be only Spanish event in the 2017 to Gran Fondo World Tour series.

The second edition of cyclosportive event La Cerdanya Cycle Tour opens early registration and offers a new 158 km route.Three routes of 128 km and 1,889m of climbing, 158 km and 2,794m of climbing.

The “endurance” distance of 200 km with 3,690 m of climbing giving 1000, 750 and 500 points for Gran Fondo World Tour ® 2017 ranking for the winners.

 
Gran Fondo World Tour arrives in the Pyrenees
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Gran Fondo World Tour arrives in the Pyrenees

The 5th event of the Gran Fondo World Tour is the La Cerdanya Cycle Tour, with 3 different distances (200, 146 and 120 km) and several mountain climbs, that will challenge you between the Spanish and French Pyrenees.

After three continents of North America, Central Asia, and Europe with Italy (Marcialonga) and Norway (Styrkeproven); Siv Elin Betsi Saerten for the Woman and Jonas Orset for the men, have become the new World Tour leaders.

They will be in Spain pushing for the top positions in the world ranking.

 
Styrkeproven Ladies Edition - a ground breaking success for Women's Cycling
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Styrkeproven Ladies Edition - a ground breaking success for Womens Cycling

The Ladies Edition, a concept where female riders participated in the Styrkeprøven from Lillehammer to Oslo, the Norwegian leg of Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series.

This year, the Styrkeprøven Gran Fondo hosted a ground breaking change in womens cycling by hosting a race team and a  cyclosportive group.

Together, these two groups were represented by 150 women from 8 different nationalities between the age of 17-69 years.

 
Styrkeproven Peugeot Grand Prix sets new GFWT leaders
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Styrkeproven Peugeot Grand Prix sets new GFWT leaders

Good weather for the six thousand participants who took part in the 2017 Styrkeproven. Friday night's early starts in Trondheim had soft rain, but Saturday saw sunny, warm  temperatures for all participants in the 5 distances.

The winners of longest 540 km distance, and new Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series leaders are: Siv Elin Betsi Saeteren in the womans category and Jonas Orset in the mens category.

Next stop for the Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series is the La Cerdanya Cycle Tour in Spain on September 3rd.

 
Styrkeproven Peugeot Grand Prix part of the GFWT Series
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Styrkeproven Peugeot Grand Prix part of the GFWT Series

The 51st edition of one of the top Gran Fondo's in Northern Europe. For second year, the woman's Gran Fondo event will host more than 150 ladies from 8 diferent nationalities.

The Ladies Edition will provide an exclusive and separated start from Lillehamer to Oslo. #

Last year Elisabeth Solberg and Knut Sande took victory over the longest distance, from Trodheim to Oslo, with an amazing performance of over 37 kph average speed. 

 
Marcialonga sets new Gran Fondo World Tour Leaders
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After a very hard Gran Fondo, with participants fighting steep slopes and rain, the Marcialonga Cycling Craft set new world tour leaders Manuela Sonzogni and Stefano Cecchini.

Marcialonga in Predazzo was the 3rd event of Gran Fondo World Tour ® series.

The next stop in one week's time June 16-16th in Norway is the hardest event of the series, the Styrkeproven.