The Blue Mountains Gran Fondo Road Race (Saturday June 16th, 2018) and the Time Trial (Thursday Jun 14th, 2018) will be the sole Canadian qualifier events for the 2018 UCI Gran Fondo World Series.
This year we have changed the event name to The Blue Mountains Gran Fondo from the Grey County Road Race for the following reasons:
• To better align with UCI Gran Fondo World Series
• We are already following the rules, format and spirit of a Gran Fondo
• The event starts and ends in The Town of The Blue Mountains
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 2018 Gran Fondo World Championships that are being held inform Aug 30- Sept 2nd in Varese, Italy, 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.