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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.

 
The Cheaha Challenge – Your Chance to Wear the Rainbow Stripes
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The Cheaha Challenge – Your Chance to Wear the Rainbow Stripes

The UCI Gran Fondo World Series returns to the U.S.A. with the Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo, Century and ULTRA in Jacksonville, Alabama on May 21st 2017. If you finish in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place or in the top 25% of your age group in the Century ride, you will qualify for the 2017 UCU Gran Fondo World Championships in Albi, France in late August, and a shot at one of the World Champion Rainbow Jerseys!

"The toughest ride in the South," the Cheaha Challenge, challenges riders over Mount Cheaha, the highest point in Alabama.

Aswell as the UCI Qualifier, there are $5,000 dollars of prizes on offer on the Century and ULTRA distance rides, across 10 age categories.

Registration is now open!

 
Cycling South Africa release Wild Card entries for Gran Fondo World Champs in France
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Cycling South Africa release Wild Card entries for Gran Fondo World Champs in France

Cycling South Africa has 10 Wild Card entries for the 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, which will take place in Albi (France) from 24-27 August.

The UCI Gran Fondo World Championships sees amateurs battle it out each year for the chance to claim the coveted rainbow jersey. Riders between the ages of 19 and 77 compete in their respective age categories for the prestigious title.

Wild Card entries are for those who do not qualify through either of these automatic entry processes.

 
Closed roads TT announced for Tour of Ayrshire 29 April 2017, Kilmarnock, Scotland
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Closed roads TT announced for Tour of Ayrshire 29 April 2017, Kilmarnock, Scotland

The Tour of Ayrshire (ToA), the latest UCI Gran Fondo World Series event in the UK, has announced a closed road individual time trial and a closed road four rider team time trial on Saturday 29th April, in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

The ToA Chrono is to be held on fully closed roads and in a Grand Tour format which benefits from a large warm up area with over 60 serviced, under cover turbos and a substantial start ramp.

The route is over 12.4 testing miles (20Km) and heads out of Kilmarnock’s beautiful Kay Park into the local countryside before returning to the finish at St Joseph’s Academy in Kilmarnock.

The top 25% of all starters in the ToA Chrono, by age / gender classification will receive an invitation to compete in the Time Trial at the 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships which are being held in Albi, France, in August this year.

 
The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge Breaks Records
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The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge Breaks Records

Over 2,000 cyclists from across the world took part in the seventh edition of the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge yesterday morning, record-breaking numbers for the cycling event which started at the Dubai Autodrome.

In addition, over 250 cyclists took part in the newly added UCI Grand Fondo qualifying category with the top 25% finishers in each age group qualifying for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships.

 

 
2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships Expand
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2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships Expands

Finish in the top 25% in your age group in any of the 19 worldwide Gran Fondo's, or do three of them and you'll qualify for the 2017 World Championships in Albi, France.

Your chance to pull on the coveted Rainbow Stripes Jersey, as a Gran Fondo World Champion

There are qualifier events for both road-race and time-trial dsiciplines. The UCI Gran Fondo World Championships will crown the new UCI World Champions in Road Racing and Time Trialing.

 
Tour of Cambridgeshire launches Team Chrono team time trial event for 2017
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Tour of Cambridgeshire launches Team Chrono team time trial event for 2017

The Tour of Cambridgeshire Team Chrono is a four rider team trial which will be held on closed roads at the 2017 Tour of Cambridgeshire.

The event will be run after the individual Chrono on Saturday 3rd June over the same 26.55km route as the individual event.

The Team Chrono has 100 start places available for teams competing in four classifications.

 

 
Blayney to Bathurst Now A Qualifying Event For 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships
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Blayney to Bathurst  Now A Qualifying Event For 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships

The 2017 Blayney to Bathurst Cycling Festival has been included as one of two Australian qualifying events for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships.

Thrilled with the announcement, Mayor of Bathurst Councillor Gary Rush said the inclusion of the B2B was a coup and will increase both the profile and popularity of the annual sportif event.

The B2B will be held on 2 April 2017 with the regions cycling festival running from 31 March – 2 April. Entries are now open.