Qualification Criteria

UCI Gran Fondo World Series Particpation Rights and Qualification Criteria

Riders can start with:

  • Day license according to the regulations of the National Federation. Most federations however don’t require a day license so riders can start without a license.
  • An elite license with exception of:
    • Any rider who has during the current year been a member of a team registered with the UCI.
    • Any rider who has taken part in a world championship, the Olympic games, continental championships or games, regional games, the Commonwealth games, or a World Cup during the current year, other than events for masters.
    • Any rider who has UCI points in any discipline at the moment of the event.
  • Master license
  • Cycling for all license

Participants in the World Championships need to have a national Elite/Amateur/Master/Cycling for all license from a UCI affiliated federation.

According to UCI regulations, riders with UCI points are not allowed to take part in UGFWS qualifiers or the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships.

Age groups:
The events offer results in 8 different age groups (rider’s age on December 31st of that year), for both women and men:

  • 19 – 34y
  • 35 – 39y
  • 40 – 44y
  • 45 – 49y
  • 50 – 54y
  • 55 – 59y
  • 60 – 64y
  • +65y

A qualifier event can always organize a separate age category above 70, 75… and if more than 6 riders register, the tickets granted for the World Championships are also given to this age category. In the World Championships, an additional jersey and medals will only be given to the winners of these categories if more than 6 riders register. The 8 titles of the above mentioned age groups are always awarded, even if less than 6 riders register.

Granting of participation rights for the Amateur World Championships:
Each UGFWS event will grant participation rights for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships. By the end of each race, the first 25% athletes of each age group will be awarded with guaranteed entry to the Gran Fondo World Championships and be able to race for the World Champion title. The first three of each age category will always qualify directly for the World Championships, independent of the number of starters in that age group. Riders have to finish the race to be qualified. The 25% is calculated based on the number of starters, not on the number of finished riders. The winners of the slots will be announced on the UCI Gran Fondo World Series website and will be invited by e-mail.

  • Qualifier events hosting only a road race will grant participation rights for both the Gran Fondo World Championships and Time Trial World Championships.
  • Qualifier events hosting a separate time trial and road race will grant the participation rights for the Time Trial World Championships in the time trial qualifier and for the Gran Fondo World Championships in the road race qualifier.
  • Qualifier events hosting a single Time Trial will only grant participation rights for the Time Trial World Championships.

In addition, riders who participate in 3 qualifier events during the season will also get their ticket to the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships. They don’t have to finish in the 25% first in their age category. Please contact info@uciGranFondoworldseries.com to ask for your wildcard.

The World Champions of 2017 are automatically qualified for the 2017 World Championships. This rule is valid for both Time Trial and Road Race, and the World Champions can register for both events. Silver and bronze medal winners will have to qualify again.

 

Registrations for the World Championships are only possible via a registration form on the website. The UGFWS Corporation will keep records of the 50% first athletes of each age group to make a recall, in order to allocate the slots for the Worlds that were not taken by the first 25%. This recall is made by mid July for all events up till mid June and soon after the events for all following events.

The recall of tickets won’t be made for the Granfondo males’ age groups 40-44, 45-49 and 50-54 for security reasons.