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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.

 
Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo selected as North America's 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Series Qualifier
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Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo selected as North Americas 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Series Qualifier

The Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo has been selected as the qualifier in the United States for the 2017 Union Cycliste Internationale Gran Fondo World Championship in Paris.

The event is expected to attract a huge number of additional riders across the South East, across North America and Internationally.

Participants of the Gran Fondo on May 21, 2017 will earn qualification to enter the World Championship if they place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in their age group or are in the top 25% of their age group.

 
Entries for UK's 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Series ToC Gran Fondo Open
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Entries for UKs 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Series ToC Gran Fondo Open

Entry for the 2017 Tour of Cambridgeshire Gran Fondo is open. Maximum 8000 places.

Entries for the ToC Team Chrono will go on sale at 08.00hrs on Monday 14th November. There will be space for a maximum of 100 teams of four.

The UK's only fully closed road UGFWS Gran Fondo and UGFWS Chrono event The Tour Of Cambridgeshire is unlike any other mass participation event in the UK. Uniquely the event caters for everyone whether you are an elite racer, an athletic sports rider, a challenge rider, or just out to test yourself in a more leisurely way on your bike, on closed roads, around the stunning Cambridgeshire countryside.

 
Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycling Challenge joins the UCI Gran Fondo World Series
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Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycling Challenge joins the UCI Gran Fondo World Series

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has announced that the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycling Challenge has joined the UCI Gran Fondo World Series

The 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Series started three weeks ago with the Poznan Bike Challenge in Poland (September 10-11) and the Amy’s Gran Fondo in Australia (September 11).

The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycling Challenge will be the third event on the calendar of the series, which will conclude with the 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Albi, France

 
Record 5,500 riders at 6th Edition of Amys Gran Fondo
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Record with 5,500 riders at 6th Edition of Amys Gran Fondo

The opening event of the 2017 Gran Fondo World Series qualifying season scored again a new participants record with 5,500 starters in its sixth edition in Lorne, Australia.

Amy's Granfondo has claimed the second weekend of September as a fixed stopover in the UCI Gran Fondo World Series with a weekend filled with a criterium, hill climb, family rides, a medio fondo, elite racing and last but not least the Gran Fondo.

Twenty-one-year-old Lionel Mawditt took the mens overall title and New Zealander Bronwyn Macgregor took home the overall female title.

Report, preliminary results and link to full results.

 
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.