Each UGFWS event will grant participation rights for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships. The first 25% athletes of each age group, as determined by order at the finish line, will be awarded with guaranteed entry to the World Championships and be able to race for the World Champion title. First three riders per age group are always qualified, even if there are only three riders in that specific age group. Riders will have to finish the race in order to receive the ticket for the World Championships.
For management purposes, a record with names of the 50% best will be kept by the UGFWS Corporation, and a recall will be made, in order to allocate the slots for the Final that were not taken by the first 25%.
Riders who participate in 3 different qualifier events per season (without direct qualification) will also receive a ticket for the World Championships.
Qualifier events hosting a separate time trial and road race will grant the participation rights for the Amateur Time Trial World Championships in the time trial qualifier and for the Amateur Road World Championships in the road race qualifier.
The following age categories will apply for both Men and Women:
The age groups are determined based on the participant’s age as of December 31st for the year that the event takes place.
This event is sanctioned as a UCI Gran Fondo World Series event. These categories of riders are not permitted to race:
a) Any rider who has during the current year been a member of a team registered with the UCI.
b) Any rider who has taken part in a World Championship, the Olympic Games, Continental Championship or Games, Regional Games, the Commonwealth Games or a World Cup during the current year.
c) Any rider who has UCI points in any discipline at the moment of the qualifier event.