The Blue Mountains Gran Fondo

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The Blue Mountains Gran Fondo takes place Saturday June 15th, 2019 and will be the only Canadian qualifier for the 2019 UCI Gran Fondo World Series taking place in Poland.  Note that there will be no Time Trial Qualifier at the event in 2019.

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The Blue Mountains Gran Fondo held on June 15, 2019 will for the fifth straight year be the sole Canadian qualifier event for the 2019 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships.

For the 2019 event we have made the following changes:

  • New courses, with a less climbing to better align with the World Championship event in Poznan, Poland
  • Start times have been pushed back a bit to allow same day commuters a little more sleep
  • We have listened to you feedback and will be adding a post event celebration right next t the finish area so you can enjoy some social time post event while waiting for and during the awards and to rehash the event with your friends
  • We are partnering with the Centurion.
    • Our Gran Fondo distance and the C100 are one in the same event:
      • Wave 1 is for Men <50; 152kms
      • Wave 2 is for all women and men 50+; 112kms
    • Our Medio Fondo is the C50 event; 72kms
    • No more September date for the Centurion it now takes place on June 15th

In 2011 the UCI created the UCI GFWS (rebranded in 2016 from the UWCT – UCI World Cycling Tour) as a series of UCI-sanctioned races held all over the world. Feeding into the 2019 Gran Fondo World Championships that are being held inform Sep 5-8th in Poznan, Poland, there are Twenty-one qualifier events up from fourteen in 2016. In the qualifier events the top 25% from each age group will qualify for the Amateur World Championships, where the champions will be awarded with the coveted rainbow jersey.