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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 2 races in Asia and 21 worldwide where participants can obtain their ticket for the official UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in different age groups. The top 25% in each age group at Tour de Bintan’s Individual Time Trial and 140km 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 Time-trial in Poznan, Poland on 5-8 September 2019.

Tour de Bintan UCI Gran Fondo World Championship qualifier races:

  • Friday, 29 March – Individual Time Trial 17km
  • Saturday, 30 March – Gran Fondo Classic 14okm
How to qualify for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championship:

  • The top 25% of each age category on 17km Individual Time Trial and 140km Gran Fondo Classic qualifies for the World Championship
  • The top 3 winners of an age category always qualifies regardless of the number of cyclists in the category
2019 UCI GRAN FONDO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (Poznan, Poland)

5 – 8 September
POZNAN – POLAND

Poznan in Poland will organize the 2019 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships on a mainly flat and fast course in and around the city in the East of Poland. The event will take place from 5-8 September 2019 with a time trial on Thursday, a team-relay on Friday and the Gran Fondo races on Sunday.

In addition to the race, cyclists can enjoy the many attractive recreational features around the city and Lake Malta including biking and walking trails.

Malta also features a summer fountain which reaches as high as 200 feet, Maltanka narrow gauge railway which runs along the lakeshore, a sledging course next to the ski slope, and a summer theatre. Malta is also the host of multiple concerts and art events, associated with a famous international festival, which has been gathering enthusiasts of experimental theatre for 20 years.

Poznań’s old town is filled with monuments of various eras. The city hall at the Old Market Square is an ideal example of Renaissance architecture. It features the town’s famous billy-goats. Fara church and the former Jesuit college represent Baroque. Poznań also features Poland’s oldest cathedral. Other parts of town feature Secession monuments, and the monumental style of the Caesar’s District.

Qualification:

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

The Top 25% of finishers in each age group in the following events will earn a spot:

  • Friday 29 March – Individual Time Trial 17km
  • Saturday 30 March – Gran Fondo Classic 140km

 

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

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