What is the UCI Gran Fondo World Series?
The UCI Gran Fondo World Series (former UCI World Cycling Tour) is a series of UCI-sanctioned races held all over the world. These 24 events will qualify the best 20%of racers in each age group to the UCI Granfondo World Championships, the former UWCT Final and UCI Masters Road World Championships, where the champions are awarded with a desired rainbow t-short. After its launch in 2011, the UCI Granfondo World Series enters the 2020 season with additional events.
While promotion high level of competition for Masters and Amateurs, one of the aims of this series is the globalization of «Cycling for All». With that in mind, the geographical spread of the events is very important, alongside with strict organizational and sporting criteria, and a certain tourism interest.
The UCI Gran Fondo World Series concept is focusing on both very competitive riders who either just miss the skills and talent to become a Pro Elite rider or who still want to compete at a high level at a later age, but also to fun riders who like to keep fit and finish the event.
In a partnership with renown Belgian sports marketing agency Golazo, the UCI has created the UCI Gran Fondo World Series. This partnership will be responsible for the overall organization, coordination and marketing aspects of the UGFWS qualifier events.
The UCI Gran Fondo World Championships will be held in Vancouver, Canada in 2020.
These two competitions are the only qualifying competitions of Ukraine included in the World Series (UCI Gran Fondo World Series),which give opportunity for first 20% of amateur and Masters (determined by the number of starters), qualify and take part, presented your country in the fight for the champion title on the World Championship 2020.
At the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, all riders must hold a current ‘Full Racing License’ from their National governing body.
The competition at the World Championships is based upon the UCI Masters age / gender classifications (determined by age as of 31st December 2019), which are:
For more information about the UCI Gran Fondo World Series, visit www.ucigranfondoworldseries.com.