Denmark and Melbourne to host UCI Gran Fondo World Championships
UCI Gran Fondo World Championships to be hosted in Aalborg Denmark in 2024 and Melbourne, Australia in 2025
At a meeting in Imola, Italy during the 2020 UCI Road World Championships, the Management Committee of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) awarded the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships to Aalborg, Demark and Melbourne, Australia.
The events will enable amateur riders who qualify at different qualification events organised throughout the world to race for the rainbow jersey in their respective category. The city has solid experience in the organisation of mass participation events, and Denmark is one of the leading nations when it comes to the promotion of cycling.
Aalborg is in the north of Denmark and Denmark one of the biggest cycling nations.
Melbourne is in South Australia and the event will be organized by the same company that produces the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race and amatuer Gran Fondo every year.
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Our 2021 UCI Gran Fondo International Calendar including all qualifying events will be announced on our calendar in the coming weeks.
UCI Gran Fondo World Championships Calendar
The UCI Gran Fondo World Championships are held every year in September.
2021 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships - Banjaluka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2022 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships - Trento, Italy.
2023 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships - Glasgow, Scottland
2024 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships - Aalborg, Demark
2025 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships - Melbourne, Australia
2025 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships have been awarded to Cycling Australia for 2025
The Championships, which will be held in Victoria, are the culmination of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series and are expected to attract international and interstate participants to regional Victoria.
This will be only the third time the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships have been staged outside Europe and it is expected to attract competitors from more 50 countries to Victoria.
The event is forecast to deliver a $9.8 million economic benefit to the state and is expected to drive up to 18,700 bed nights to regional Victoria.
The UCI Gran Fondo World Championships consists of the road race, time trial and team relay events for qualified male and female riders competing across multiple age groups. The three-day event will be staged in September 2025 with the location to be determined.
The 2025 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships will add to Victoria’s roster of premier cycling events including Amy’s Gran Fondo, the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, the Jayco Herald Sun Tour and the Federation University Road National Championships.
Minister for Tourism Sport and Major Events, Hon Martin Pakula, stated Victoria’s strong credentials in hosting global sporting events have been rewarded with regional Victoria set to host the 2025 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships. Hosting a world championship event in regional Victoria is a huge opportunity to promote Victoria’s vast cycling tourism offerings to a global audience.”
Cycling Australia CEO, Steve Drake, added “The UCI Gran Fondo World Championships provide an incredible opportunity for cyclists of all ages to compete for a chance at the World Champion rainbow jersey. We look forward to hosting a fantastic event in Victoria that will welcome riders from all over the world to enjoy racing in Victoria."
Cycling Australia thanks 02 events for their insights and support in the bid process.