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.
In 2011 the UCI created the UCI World Cycling Tour (UWCT) as a series of UCI-sanctioned races held all over the world. In 2016 the event series was been renamed to the UCI Grand Fondo World Series. There are 14 qualifier events where the top 25% in each age group qualified for the Amateur World Championships and the champions are awarded with the coveted rainbow jersey.
The events take place in The Blue Mountains, Ontario which is located at the Southern end of Georgian Bay just outside of Collingwood, Ontario Canada. The Blue Mountains are located 126kms North of Toronto’s main airport (Pearson), 1hr 50minutes of driving time.