UCI Gran Fondo

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/


7 September 2019RBC GranFondo WhistlerVancouver/WhistlerCanada
15 September 2019Amy’s Gran FondoLorneAustralia
5-6 October 2019Tre Valli VaresineVareseItaly
29 November 2019Spinneys  Dubai 92 Cycle ChallengeDubaiUAE
23 February 2020UCI Granfondo CasablancaCasablancaMorocco
14-15 March 2020Bathurst Cycling ClassicBathurst Australia
27-29 March 2020Cyprus GranfondoPafosCyprus
27-29 March 2020Tour de BintanBintanIndonesia
5 April 2020Tour de BrisbaneBrisbaneAustralia
11-12 April 2020Around SamcheokSam Cheok CityRepublic of Korea
25 April 2020 La Bourgogne Cyclo Viré en MaconnaisFrance 
26 April 2020UCI Gran Fondo TroyCanakkalaTurkey
16 May 2020Schleck GranfondoMondorf Les Bains
16-17 May 2020GF Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
16-17 May 2020Cheaha Challenge GranfondoJacksonville, ALUSA
22-24 May 2020Greek GranfondoMacedoniaGreece
23-24 May 2020Granfondo MoscowMoscowRussia
30-31 May 2020Granfondo Banja LukaBanja LukaBosnia & Herzegovina
30-31 May 2020Coast to CoastSan JoséCosta Rica
5-7 June 2020UCI GF San Luis PotosiSan Luis PotosiMexico
6-7 June 2020Tour of CambridgeshirePeterboroughGreat Britain
12-14 June 2020Maraton FranjaLjubljanaSlovenia
13-14 June 2020Niseko ClassicNisekoJapan
20-21 June 2020Gran Fondo Dnipro RaceDniproUkraine
26-28 June 2020Granfondo SuisseVillars-sur-OllonSwitzerland
2-4 July 2020Classique des AppalachesVictoriavilleCanada
5 July 2020Granfondo EzaroEzaroSpain
10-11 July 2020Utah Gran FondoCache Valley, UTUSA
10-12 July 2020La leggendaria Charly GaulTrentoItaly
9-13 September 20202020 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships Vancouver/WhistlerCanada



UCI Gran Fondo World Series: qualification for 2018 Worlds underway

Jan 8, 2018, 15:32 PM

The UCI Gran Fondo World Series continues to grow, with three new events in 2017-2018 and one event returning to the calendar. 

The UCI Gran Fondo World Series, the UCI’s masters and amateur mass participation series, comprises 21 qualifying events worldwide in 2017-2018. The qualification period for the 2018 Worlds began last September, immediately following the 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Albi, France.

Four events have already taken place: the Poznan Bike Challenge (Poland), the Amy’s Gran Fondo (Australia), the Tre Valli Varesine in Varese (Italy) and the Dubai First Granfondo (United Arab Emirates). Varese will host this year’s UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, while Poznan has been awarded the Worlds for 2019.

Three new events to the calendar

Tre Valli Varesine in Varese (Italy) was the first new feature on this season’s calendar. Varese will host the 2018 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, so athletes had the perfect opportunity to test the World Championships courses in race conditions during this event. 

Granfondo Antalya (Turkey) is a totally new event. Taking place in May, it will enable riders and their families to combine tourism and cycling in the beautiful and famous tourist city. Riders will start and finish on the beach in front of all the top-star hotels, tackle some climbing around the turning point before heading back to the beach. 

The UCI Gran Fondo World Series is also happy to announce a new qualifier in Spain in July.  Granfondo Ezaro (Galicia) is an existing and popular event, with famous Spanish cycling heroes at the start and a tough finish on Mirador do Ezaro.

An event which returns to the series after a two-year absence is Granfondo Golfe de Saint-Tropez (France) in April which offers a stunning course in the famous French mountains not far from the Mediterranean Sea coastline.

The remaining events are classical stopovers in the series which continue to grow both in terms of the number of participants and the quality of organisation. Competitors who finish one of the qualification events in the top 25% of their age group earn the right to compete in the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships 

The UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Varese, Italy, will take place from August 30 to September 2, 2018, with a 22km time trial and a 130 or 103km Granfondo (depending on the age category) on hilly roads.

Further information can be found on www.ucigranfondoworldseries.com

The 2017-2018 calendar

9-10 Sept 2017

Poznan Bike Challenge



17 September 2017

Amy's Gran Fondo



30 Sep–1 Oct 2017

Tre Valli Varesine



15 December 2017

Dubai First Granfondo



23-25 March 2018

Cyprus Granfondo



23-25 March 2018

Tour de Bintan



7 April 2018

Forrest Grape Ride


New Zealand

8 April 2018

GF Golfe de Saint-Tropez



13-15 April 2018

Kos Granfondo



21-22 April 2018

B2B Cyclo Sportif Challenge



12-13 May 2018

Granfondo Antalya



20 May 2018

Cheaha Challenge Granfondo



26 May 2018

Schleck Granfondo



2-3 June 2018

Tour of Cambridgeshire



8-10 June 2018

Maraton Franja



14-16 June 2018

Grey County Road Race

The Blue Mountains


23-24 June 2018

Gran Fondo Denmark



6-8 July 2018

La leggendaria Charly Gaul



7-8 July 2018

Niseko Classic



7-8 July 2018

UCI San Luis Potosi

San Luis Potosi


8 July 2018

Granfondo Ezaro

Costa da Morte






30 Aug – 2 Sep 18

UCI Gran Fondo World Championships