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UCI GRANFONDO WORLD SERIES

WHAT IS GRAN FONDO?

Gran Fondo is the name that is given to open long-distance cycling races in which amateur cyclists participate. These races, whose name originates from “Gare di Fondo”, that is the term used for "distance races", are generally organized with different distances and difficulties. However, the same racetrack is being used by all ages and all participant levels.

Races of gradual distances are called “Gran Fondo”, “Mezzo Fondo” and “Fondo”. “Gran Fondo”, which means “Big Ride” is the term used for the longest distance racetrack among them. For decades, Gran Fondo cycling races have been highly popular around Europe. They recently spread to other continents and attracted great attention.

Gran Fondo races bring together people for a sportive competition. Therefore, the main attractive features of this important event are its cultural and social responsibility dimensions. The most well-known names are undoubtedly the Prosecco Cycling Classic, Novi Colli and Felice Gimondi.

AND WHAT IS UCI GRAN FONDO WORLD SERIES?

UCI Gran Fondo World Series Races is an event organized by Union Cyclist International (UCI) that enables the amateur racing cyclists to compete according to UCI standards. This event is being organized in many countries around the world. The first participants within the 20% segment completing the race are given points and are invited to compete into the grand final.

Different categories of races are available at the UCI Gran Fondo World Series. Among them, the Time Trial (25km), the Short Course (55km), the Long Course (97km) and the Paracycling Short Course (55km) give you an opportunity to participate to this World Championship according to your taste.

Furthermore, an Athlete who participated into three different UCI Gran Fondo races throughout the season will be entitled to compete in the World Championship of her own age category without fulfilling the condition of being among the first 20% racers segment.