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Gran Fondo World Tour® Announces North American Destinations

Three Gran Fondo's in North America gives cyclists, both men and women, a shot at the overall ranking and the chance to win $36,000 USD in cash prizes

Andorra, February 14th 2018 – The Gran Fondo World Tour® Series has released details of three Gran Fondo's taking place in North America.

With these three events, it fully opens the door for North American cyclists to compete for the final overall prizes, worth $36,000 US dollars, one of the largest prize pots for amateur cyclists in the world.

The cash prizes are split equally between men and women and each will receive $10,000 USD (1st place), $4,000 USD (2nd place) and $2,000 USD (3rd place) respectively in the final overll rankings.

The overall men’s and women’s winners will also earn their right to wear the Men’s Gran Fondo World Champion® Yellow Jersey and the Women’s Gran Fondo World Champion®  Pink Jersey.

Participants accumulate points for completing or finishing in the best time, at any of the participating events worldwide. For the final overall rankings, it’s the best results from at least three events. By taking part in just one event a rider will be included in the rankings.

2018 GFWT North American Calendar

Date Event Location Link to Official Website
March 24, 2018 Saddleback Spring Gran Fondo California, USA saddleback-spring-classic-gran-fondo
August 5, 2018 Bluewater International Gran Fondo Ontario, Canada bigf.ca
September 16, 2018 Rollfast International Gran Fondo Indiana, USA rollfast-gran-fondo

It’s important to note the Saddleback Spring Gran Fondo (100 miles) in California and the Bluewater International Gran Fondo (93 miles) in Ontario are non-competitive events. This means that they will provide the same points for all Gran Fondo distance finishers of 1,000 points. By completing in both Gran Fondo distances in these events competitors can reach 2,000 points.

It is the Rollfast International Gran Fondo in Indiana, "the fastest Gran Fondo in the world", which is the competitive distance where you can compete for 1,000 points, giving North American cyclists the opportunity to step onto the Gran Fondo World Tour® podium. 

The only other event in the series where more points are on offer is the Styrkeproven in Norway where 1,100 points are available in the 335 mile (540 km) ultra Gran Fondo distance.

For more information on the race points and how those go towards the final ranking, please visit: granfondoworldtour.com/race-points

For more information on the full series of 12 events worldwide, please visit: granfondoworldtour.com

Three Gran Fondo's in North America gives cyclists, both man and women, a shot at the overall ranking and the chance to win $36,000 USD in cash prizes

 

About the Saddleback Spring Classic Gran Fondo 

Come out and experience Orange County’s best bike ride! 

The Saddleback Spring Classic Gran Fondo, March 24, 2018 in Irvine, CA has a ride distance for you no matter what your experience or fitness level may be. You'll enjoy the best of what Orange County has to offer while "Pedaling to Cure Pediatric Cancer". All participants will get an amazing finisher’s medal and event T-shirt to memorialize your day, with an option to upgrade to a one of a kind event cycling jersey.

With five routes to choose from; the 1 mile Kids Fondo, 15 mile Family Fondo, 35 mile Piccolo Fondo, 50 mile Medio Fondo and the 100 mile Gran Fondo (GFWT qualifying distance), so you can select the best course for your ability. All of the courses will provide you a day to remember with fully-stocked rest stops supplied with snacks, gels, bars, carbohydrate/electrolyte drinks and water to keep you fuelled and energized.

Once back to the finish all participants will be treated to a BBQ from Smoqued BBQ and an ice cold brew from Firestone Walker. Did your ride work up a thirst? We’ll have an option to purchase an ice cold beer at the finish line too with all of the money going to the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation.

Participants will really have the best of all courses on the 100 mile Gran Fondo with a trip through Santiago Canyon before traveling through Rancho Santa Margarita on their way to San Juan Capistrano and then a beautiful trip down the coast to San Clemente and the turnaround at San Onofre State Beach. This course has approximately 5100 feet of elevation.

Register NOW and SAVE 10%!

Please use the discount code: WORLDGF on check out and save 10% when your register online.

For full information please visit: http://www.renegaderaceseries.com/saddleback-spring-classic-gran-fondo

Please use the discount code: WORLDGF on check out and save 10% when your register online.

 

About the Bluewater International Gran Fondo

The Bluewater International Granfondo (B.I.G.), August 5, 2018, is a signature cycling event for all levels which starts and finishes along the shores of scenic Lake Huron at Mike Weir Park in Sarnia, Ontario. B.I.G. utilizes timed sections which is a format that prevents chaotic starts but still allows competitive juices to flow. This format allows all riders to receive a competition time while also being able to regroup with friends upon completion of the timed sections.

Riders can cool off with a refreshing swim in Lake Huron prior to relaxing to live music courtesy of Offsite Impact, one of Lambton County’s finest 5-piece Rock and Roll bands, while enjoying a well-deserved beer or soft drink along with some very tasty food. The event has raised $50,000 raised for Palliative Care and the first Lambton Palliative Care Retreat as event expands and hosts the Ontario First Responder Road Cycling Championships. The event WILL sell out in advance for a third year running.

Fore more information and ot register, please visit: bigf.ca

the Bluewater International Gran Fondo

 

About the Rollfast International Gran Fondo

Since the inception of the Rollfast Gran Fondo, September 16, 2018, it's been a fast ride. The course is flat and sheltered from most wind by tall Indiana corn.

So fast in fact, that there is a Sub4 and Sub5 club for riders who complete the 100 mile ride in under 4 and 5 hours. 

To keep the pace high the Gran Fondo is paced the entire ride by the B.O.M.B Motorcycle club. A dozen sweet, custom and very loud Harley bikes lighting it up to ensure the lead two groups had the road, stopping traffic, for ALL 100 miles.

This is as close as it gets to experiencing a flat Grand Tour stage with full support.

Again, this is the competitive distance where you can compete for 1,000 points, giving North American cyclists the opportunity to step onto the Gran Fondo World Tour® podium.

For more information and to register, please visit; rollfast.us/rollfast-cycling/rollfast-gran-fondo

the Rollfast International Gran Fondo

 

The 2018 Gran Fondo World Tour® Series Calendar

The 2018 Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series consists of 12 events worldwide across five continents giving cyclists many opportunities to compete for the final overall prizes, worth $36,000 US dollars, one of the largest prize pots for amateur cyclists in the world.

For more information on the full series of 12 events worldwide, please visit: granfondoworldtour.com

 
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