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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.

 
UCI Confirms Tour Of Ayrshire as the Latest Addition to the Gran Fondo World Series in the UK
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UCI Confirms Tour Of Ayrshire as the Latest Addition to the Gran Fondo World Series in the UK

The UCI has announced that the newly accredited Tour of Ayrshire will take its place in the Gran Fondo World Series roster for 2017 alongside fellow UK-based event the Tour of Cambridgeshire.

The Tour of Ayrshire is organised by the same successful team that delivered the Tour of Cambridgeshire, an event that has been part of the World Series since 2015.

The 12-mile time trial on Saturday and 85-mile Gran Fondo on Sunday will take place on fully closed roads with interval starts in the hilly region south of Kilmarnock on 29-30th April 2017.

 
2019 World Championships awarded to Poznan – Poland
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2019 World Championships awarded to Poznan – Poland

Poznan in Poland will organize the 2019 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships on a mainly flat and fast course in and around the city in the East of Poland.

The event will take place from 5-8 September 2019 with a time trial on Thursday, a team-relay on Friday and the Gran Fondo races on Sunday.

The Poznan Bike Challenge has been organized since 2014 with an increasing number of participants every year and is since last year part of the Gran Fondo World Series.  The edition in September 2016 attracted around 6,500 riders in a big bike festival.

The Gran Fondo will have a longer distance and the time trial will take place in one loop instead of the local loops being used for the qualifier.