Launched in 2011, the UCI Gran Fondo World Series (formerly known as the UCI World Cycling Tour) is a series of UCI-sanctioned road races held all over the world. Throughout the 2019-2020 season, 29 events will qualify the top 20% in each age group for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships (the former UWCT Final and UCI Masters Road World Championships). The official qualification system for the 2020 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships can be accessed here.
The age group winners of the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships are awarded the UCI rainbow jersey. The qualifier events are open to riders of all levels: those who aim to make the podium and others who wish to cross the finish line in the best possible time.
The Gran Fondo World Series is organised in collaboration with the Belgian sports marketing agency, Golazo.
For more information: http://www.ucigranfondoworldseries.com/