UCI GRAN FONDO WORLD SERIES

UCI GRAN FONDO WORLD SERIES (GFWS)

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Gran Fondo World Series is a series of UCI-sanctioned races held all over the world. Tour de Bintan is one of the only 2 races in Asia and 28 worldwide where participants can obtain their ticket for the official UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in different age groups. The top 20% in each age group at Tour de Bintan’s 17km Individual Time Trial and Gran Fondo Classic race qualify for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, where the champions are awarded with the coveted rainbow jersey.

The 2023 UCI Gran Fondo World Championship will crown the new UCI World Champions in road racing and the time-trial in Glasgow, Scotland in August 2023.

Tour de Bintan UCI Gran Fondo World Championship qualifier races:

  • Friday, 14 October – Individual Time Trial 17km
  • Saturday, 15 October – Gran Fondo Classic

How to qualify for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championship:

  • The top 20% of place getters in each age category of the 17km Individual Time Trial and Gran Fondo Classic qualify for the World Championships.

The top 3 winners of an official age category always qualify (up to 65+). Additional age groups (70+, 75+) are only split from the 65+ category if more than 6 riders over 70, 75 etc register to create an additional age group that will then have separate results and qualification spots.

2023 UCI GRAN FONDO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (Glasgow, Scotland)

3-13 August 2023

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

The historic and innovative event will take place over two weeks in August 2023. It will bring together 13 UCI World Championships for different cycling disciplines in one unprecedented event that will see thousands of the world’s best cyclists vying to win the prestigious rainbow jersey.

From 2023, the UCI Cycling World Championships will be held every four years, in each pre-Summer Olympic year. Over several weeks, the host city and/or region will become the true cycling capital of the world.

These World Championships will include the UCI Road World Championships, Para-cycling Road World Championships, Track cycling and Para-cycling Track World Championships, Mountainbike cross-country, downhill, marathon and cross-country eliminator World Championships, Trials, BMX Freestyle and BMX World Championships, Indoor Cycling and finally UCI Gran Fondo World Championships.

You will get the chance to combine your participation in the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships with a visit to one of the other World Championships and watch the big stars competing for their gold medals.

Website: https://www.cyclingworldchamps.com

Qualification:

Cyclists at the Tour de Bintan can qualify for the Gran Fondo World Championships.

The Top 20% of finishers in each age group in the following events will earn a spot:

  • Friday 14 October 2022 – Individual Time Trial
  • Saturday 15 October 2022 – Gran Fondo Classic 

Qualifiers will receive an official qualifier medal.  Age group winners will receive a UCI Gran Fondo World Series jersey.

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