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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.

 
Australia Secures Two Events On UCI Gran Fondo World Series
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Australia Secures Two Events On UCI Gran Fondo World Series

The first of two Australian events, the Amys Gran Fondo opened the 2017 last September with a record 5,500 participants across the two day festival.

One of eight new events added the 2017 Series is the Blayney to Bathurst Cyclo Sportif Challenge, which doubles the chances for Australian cyclists to qualify for the World Championships to be held in France next August.

 

 
Scotland secures closed road UCI Gran Fondo World Series event with Tour of Ayrshire, 29 & 30 April 2017
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Scotland secures closed road UCI Gran Fondo World Series event with Tour of Ayrshire, 29 & 30 April 2017

Masters cyclists in the United Kingdom can now qualify for the 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships at the Tour of Ayrshire from Kilmarnock on 29 & 30 April 2017.

This new event on the 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Series calendar was confirmed at the recent Doha UCI Road World Championships. The UCI Gran Fondo World Championships are being held in Albi, France, between 24 -27 August 2017.

The top 25% of the starters in each age gender classification will receive an invitation from the UCI to participate in Albi.

 
Eight new events join the 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Series
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Eight new events join the 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Series

The UCI Gran Fondo World Series, the UCI’s masters and amateur mass participation series, will grow considerably in 2017 with 19 qualifier events.

The UCI Gran Fondo World Championships will take place in Albi, in the south of France.

New events include; Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge in Qatar, Tour de Bintan in Indonesia, Cyprus Granfondo, Blayney to Bathurst (B2B) Cyclo Sportif Challenge in Australia, The Tour of Ayrshire in Scotland, United Kingdom, Frank Schleck's Granfondo in Luxembourg, Cheaha Challenge Granfondo in the USA and Tour de Campeche in Mexico.