2019 UCI Cache Gran Fondo the Largest Ever
Over 1,500 riders from 23 different US states and 7 different countries, made this year's Cache Gran Fondo the largest ever.
At nearly 5000 ft elevation (1524m), and nestled in the Northern Rocky Mountains, the Cache Gran Fondo's 1st showing in the UCI Gran Fondo World Series was a day of high-altitude points.
With a unsuspected overcast morning, the cooler temperatures on the Gran Fondo Challenge 105-mile (170K) course saw new record times with the fastest overall of 4:13:46 by M35-39 Rigoberto Meza Florez from California followed Eric Stephens and Thomas Rennier.
First female in the qualifying distance was Eleise Hinton in a time of 4:34:40 to win 10 minutes ahead of Kelly Hunsaker and Denise Higgison, both of the F55-59 age group.
The individual time trial in beautiful Logan Canyon the evening before brought out 50 participants with the fastest time going to Taylor Price, slightly in front of David Christensen and John Mansell. The fastest woman was Valina Sintal followed by Jessie Nelson and Rachel Gill.
Official results can be found at cachegranfondo.com
Offical photo gallery: https://www.gbirdphoto.com/Cycling/2019-07-13-Cache-Gran-Fondo
The 2020 Cache Gran Fondo is once again, part of the 2020 UCI Gran Fondo World Series, and takes place on July 10-11 2020.
The 2020 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships will take place in Vancouver / Whistler, Canada, from 9 to 13 September 2020.
The Cache Gran Fondo is one of four qualifying events in North America for the 2020 finale in Vancouver.
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