UCI GRAND 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 3 races in Asia and 27 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 UCI Gran Fondo World Championship will crown the new UCI World Champions in road racing and the time-trial in Whistler, Canada on 9-13 September 2020.

Tour de Bintan UCI Gran Fondo World Championship qualifier races:

  • Friday, 27 March – Individual Time Trial 17km
  • Saturday, 28 March – 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 can then have separate results and qualification spots.

2020 UCI GRAN FONDO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (Whistler, Canada)

9-13 September
WHISTLER, CANADA

Already hosting North American’s largest Gran Fondo event, the resort town of Whistler will welcome the 2020 Gran Fondo World Championships. The ride offers beautiful landscapes and a clear, traffic-free passage over the picturesque Lions Gate Bridge followed by a challenging climb to the mountain resort of Whistler.

Road race distance 122km

Website: www.rbcgranfondo.com/whistler/the-ride/the-road-to-2020

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 27 March – Individual Time Trial 17km
  • Saturday 28 March – 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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