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Varese awarded 2018 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships
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Varese awarded 2018 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships

The Italian city of Varese in Lombardia has been awarded the organisation of the 2018 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships.

Athletes will have the chance to ride the course at the The Granfondo Tre Valli Varesine, on October 1st 2017 with the time trial the day before. The event will serve as a qualifier and test event for the World Championships a year later.

Riders can look forward to a beautiful course between the lakes of Lugano and Lago Maggiore, with some tough climbing in between.

 
2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Championship Results
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2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Championship Results

UCI Gran Fondo world championship in Albi, France near Toulouse culminated with the Road races after the opening Time Trials 

At 8.30am in the morning, the 19-34 men's age category set off on the 155km challenging, beautful course that featured some climbing at the halfway point. 

The women left in three start groups on the shorter 97km course.

 
Canadian Bruce Bird wins UCI Gran Fondo Championship road race in France
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Canadian Bruce Bird wins UCI Gran Fondo Championship road race in France

Bird wins a second Rainbow Jersey after soloing to victory in category road race

The project manager from Toronto won a second rainbow jersey at the UCI Gran Fondo world championships in Albi, France near Toulouse.

Bird was competing in the men’s 45 to 49-year-old category road race. Bird attacked with 2015 world champion Dan Martin on the 155 km course after 35 km or racing. Unfortunately Dan Martin suffered a mechanical and Bird soloed on to cross the line 1 min 49 s ahead of second place finisher David Rowlands of New Zealand and Marc Faure of France.

 
Follow the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships
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Follow the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships

2,940 riders from 56 different nations set to compete at UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Albi, France between August 24th - 27th.

Registrations for the 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships have been closed and a total of 2,940 riders have signed up for the time trial on Thursday or the road race on Sunday.  25 teams also registered for the team relay which is now also full.

The UK has most riders at the start followed by France and Australia.

 
Canadians qualify for Gran Fondo World Championships
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Grey County qualifier for the UCI Gran Fondo World championships saw 300 riders take on a time trial and road race in the Blue Mountains.

Numbers of registered riders went up again with a total of 300 preregistered for the weekend.

There are 14 qualifier events where the top 25% in each age group qualified for the Amateur World Championships and the champions are awarded with the coveted rainbow jersey.

The 2017 Gran Fondo World Championships are being held August 24-27 in Albi, France.

 
Cambridgeshire becomes Biggest UCI Gran Fondo
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Cambridgeshire becomes Biggest UCI Gran Fondo

The mainly flat Gran Fondo on fully closed roads in Peterborough has become the biggest event in its third edition with over 8,000 participants

The time trial on Saturday was sold out in a few weeks when opening registrations this winter. 800 riders took on challenging course where wind played an important factor. The only difficulty along the 16 miles/26k course was a sharp short hill. The 79 miles / 127km Gran Fondo on Sunday featured a fast course, with such a big peloton, starts were given with first the race-wave for licensed riders with intervals between the starting groups followed by the sport wave for non-licensed riders.

The British event has brought most qualified riders to the World Championships in the past years.

 
Cheaha Challenge reveals strong entry for the UCI Gran Fondo World Series Qualifier
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Cheaha Challenge reveals strong entry for the UCI Gran Fondo World Series Qualifier

The Cheaha Challenge century ride is America’s qualifying race for the UCI’s Gran Fondo World Series. Over 500 riders from 22 states across America have already registered, with over 1,000 riders expected.

Riders from all over the world are also taking part in Alabama this May 21st 2017, with riders coming from as far afield as the UK, Canada, China, Iran, Mexico and all over Europe. 

Full preview of the 100 mile UCI Qualifying Course.

 
Look Marmotte Hochkonig joins UCI Gran Fondo World Series
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Look Marmotte Hochkonig joins UCI Gran Fondo World Series

An additional event has been added to the 2017 calendar in June; the Marmotte Hochkönig in Austria will be the 20th qualification event of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series.

The only one in the Alps. Starting in the Austrian town of Mühlbach am Hochkönig, where the finish is also located, this Marmotte will take the riders across 5 climbs in the region of the Hochkönig, over a total distance of 167 km, with 3,462m elevation.

The top 25% per age category will qualify for the official World Championships for Gran Fondo riders.