Skip over navigation
Cycling for All
newsTag:
newsid: 185015
Cycling for All

UCI Gran Fondo World Series: qualification for 2018 Worlds underway

2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, Albi (France)
2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, Albi (France)

The UCI Gran Fondo World Series continues to grow, with three new events in 2017-2018 and one event returning to the calendar. 

The UCI Gran Fondo World Series, the UCI’s masters and amateur mass participation series, comprises 21 qualifying events worldwide in 2017-2018. The qualification period for the 2018 Worlds began last September, immediately following the 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Albi, France.

Four events have already taken place: the Poznan Bike Challenge (Poland), the Amy’s Gran Fondo (Australia), the Tre Valli Varesine in Varese (Italy) and the Dubai First Granfondo (United Arab Emirates). Varese will host this year’s UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, while Poznan has been awarded the Worlds for 2019.

Three new events to the calendar

Tre Valli Varesine in Varese (Italy) was the first new feature on this season’s calendar. Varese will host the 2018 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, so athletes had the perfect opportunity to test the World Championships courses in race conditions during this event. 

UCI Gran Fondo World Series - Varese (Italy)

Granfondo Antalya (Turkey) is a totally new event. Taking place in May, it will enable riders and their families to combine tourism and cycling in the beautiful and famous tourist city. Riders will start and finish on the beach in front of all the top-star hotels, tackle some climbing around the turning point before heading back to the beach. 

The UCI Gran Fondo World Series is also happy to announce a new qualifier in Spain in July.  Granfondo Ezaro (Galicia) is an existing and popular event, with famous Spanish cycling heroes at the start and a tough finish on Mirador do Ezaro.

An event which returns to the series after a two-year absence is Granfondo Golfe de Saint-Tropez (France) in April which offers a stunning course in the famous French mountains not far from the Mediterranean Sea coastline.

The remaining events are classical stopovers in the series which continue to grow both in terms of the number of participants and the quality of organisation. Competitors who finish one of the qualification events in the top 25% of their age group earn the right to compete in the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships 

The UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Varese, Italy, will take place from August 30 to September 2, 2018, with a 22km time trial and a 130 or 103km Granfondo (depending on the age category) on hilly roads.

Further information can be found on www.ucigranfondoworldseries.com

The 2017-2018 calendar

9-10 Sept 2017

Poznan Bike Challenge

Poznan

Poland

17 September 2017

Amy's Gran Fondo

Lorne

Australia

30 Sep–1 Oct 2017

Tre Valli Varesine

Varese

Italy

15 December 2017

Dubai First Granfondo

Dubai

UAE

23-25 March 2018

Cyprus Granfondo

Pafos

Cyprus

23-25 March 2018

Tour de Bintan

Bintan

Indonesia

7 April 2018

Forrest Grape Ride

Marlborough

New Zealand

8 April 2018

GF Golfe de Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez

France

13-15 April 2018

Kos Granfondo

Kos

Greece

21-22 April 2018

B2B Cyclo Sportif Challenge

Bathurst

Australia

12-13 May 2018

Granfondo Antalya

Antalya

Turkey

20 May 2018

Cheaha Challenge Granfondo

Jacksonville

USA

26 May 2018

Schleck Granfondo

Mondorf-les-Bains

Luxemburg

2-3 June 2018

Tour of Cambridgeshire

Peterborough

England

8-10 June 2018

Maraton Franja

Ljubljana

Slovenia

14-16 June 2018

Grey County Road Race

The Blue Mountains

Canada

23-24 June 2018

Gran Fondo Denmark

Grindsted

Denmark

6-8 July 2018

La leggendaria Charly Gaul

Trento

Italy

7-8 July 2018

Niseko Classic

Niseko

Japan

7-8 July 2018

UCI San Luis Potosi

San Luis Potosi

Mexico

8 July 2018

Granfondo Ezaro

Costa da Morte

Spain

 

 

 

 

30 Aug – 2 Sep 18

UCI Gran Fondo World Championships

Varese

Italy

 

uci world cycling partner

uci official partners

uci official supporters

top