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Cheaha Challenge may become qualifier for 2017 Gran Fondo World Championships
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Cheaha Challenge may become qualifier for 2017 Gran Fondo World Championships

It won't be until October, two months later than usual, that cyclists can register for the Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo but it’s worth it if the challenge is named a qualifier for a world championship, ride officials announced Friday.

The Gran Fondo is under consideration to be the only qualifier in the United States for the 2017 Union Cycliste Internationale Gran Fondo World Championship in Paris.

The Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo rides begin and end in Jacksonville, AL. The challenge of this ride is that the participants encounter more than 9,714 feet of cumulative climbing for the century ride, and more than 12, 835 feet for the ULTRA (for experienced riders only). Shorter route options have much less climbing. The CCC+ is famous for being extremely well organized and supported by local volunteers and businesses.

 
17 new UCI Gran Fondo World Champions in Australia
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17 new UCI Gran Fondo World Champions in Australia

With a start in 10 different startgroups leaving with an interval of 7 minutes from Perth City starting from 7.00am onwards, 1182 riders gave the best of themselves in the 2016 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships.

All riders started in Perth and went over the freeway and highway towards the Kalamunda mountains where the new World Champions were crowned.

Report and results.

 
UCI Gran Fondo World Championships: Team Slovenia to take the Team Relay win
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UCI Gran Fondo World Championships: Team Slovenia to take the Team Relay win

The Team Relay is part of the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships schedule since 2013.

4 riders of the same nationality form a team with at least one female and one male.

One of the riders has to be above 50 while another one has to be over 40. The female and one male can be of any age

Report, results and video.

 
New UCI Gran Fondo Time Trial World Champions Crowned
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New Gran Fondo Time Trial World Champions Crowned

Rottnest Island, the iconic island 18km west of Perth was the venue for the 2016 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships time trial.

396 riders from 30 different countries battled for 17 different world titles in their respective age groups.

USA excels with Gary Painter, Daniel Bryant and Anne Valta all winning their age categories.

Full results, report, photos and video.

 
UCI Gran Fondo World Championships under way this week in Australia
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UCI Gran Fondo World Championships under way this week in Australia

Riders who excelled at one of the qualifying events held around the world in the last 12 months have earned the right to line up this week in the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships. They will take place in Perth, Western Australia, from September 1 to 4.

More than 400 athletes will compete in the time trials on Thursday September 1, with some 1,150 riders taking part in the road races three days later.

The competitors come from 39 different countries, with Mongolia entering a rider in 2016 for the first time.

 
Bikes, Beaches, Breweries And Bushwalks: Why You Need To Visit Lorne and Amys Gran Fondo
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Bikes, Beaches, Breweries And Bushwalks: Why You Need To Visit Lorne and Amys Gran Fondo

You suspect as soon as you drive into a place like Lorne that two days isnt going to be enough. The seaside Victorian town with the Mediterranean feel – two hours southwest of Melbourne – is a holiday institution.

Beaches, bush walks, waterfalls, art galleries, eateries, shopping and nearby wineries and breweries are all shouting for your time.

Catering to cyclists of all abilities Amy’s Gran Fondo is held on fully closed roads on September 10-11 and raises funds for the Amy Gillett Foundation.

 
Marmotte Gran Fondo cycling event in Kilmarnock is postponed until Spring 2017
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Marmotte Gran Fondo cycling event in Kilmarnock is postponed until Spring 2017

The Marmotte Gran Fondo Ecosse was due to take place in September.

Organisers have re -arranged the Gran Fondo as they look to secure a UCI Gran Fondo World Series (UGFWS) status license.

The cancellation was decided after consultation with Scottish Cycling, the UCI and East Ayrshire Council.

 
Five reasons to ride in Wiggle Amys Gran Fondo
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Five reasons to ride in Wiggle Amys Gran Fondo

Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo has quickly become Australia’s best cycling event due to the unique event experience on offer.

The event incorporates a weekend of cycling-centric activities that the whole family can enjoy, there is something for everyone on Sunday September 11th, Lorne, Victoria, Australia.

With almost 6,000 riders taking part last year, Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo has captured the interest of cyclists from across Australia as well as internationally and is a 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Series qualifier.

What attracts so many people to ride in Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo?