2021 UCI Gran Fondo World Series Calendar Announced
The Union Cycliste Internationale are pleased to announce the addition of six new events to the UCI Gran Fondo World Series taking place between February and September 2021, with the World Championships taking place in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1st to 5th September 2021
The 2021 circuit now includes 25 events taking place between February and September 2021 across 21 countries and four continents.
The six new events in the 2021 calendar are:
- Gran Fondo Australia, in Ballarat (Australia), from 4 to 6 February
- Granfondo Coimbra Region, in Montemor-o-Velho (Portugal), from 16th to 18th April
- Gran Fondo Antalya, in Antalya (Turkey), from 30 April to 2 May
- Granfondo Vosges, in La Bresse (France), 16 May
- Tour Lakeland, in Lahti (Finland), July 23rd-24th
- Granfondo Isle of Man, in Ramsey (Great Britain), from 30 July to 1 August.
Some events that were to join the series in 2020 will make their real appearance in 2021 after their cancellation this year in the international health context of the COVID-19 pandemic. These events are the Around Samcheok (Republic of Korea), the ALE Granfondo Banja Luka (Bosnia-Herzegovina), the Granfondo Moscow (Russia), the Gran Fondo Dnipro Race (Ukraine), the Granfondo Suisse (Switzerland) and the Classique des Appalaches (Canada).
The other rounds have been on the calendar of the UCI Granfondo World Series for several years.
Riders finishing in the top 20% of their age group at one of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series races automatically qualify for the 2021 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships.
The 2021 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships will take place in Banja Luka (Bosnia-Herzegovina) from 1 to 5 September 2021. Participants can look forward to a 22 km flat time trial in the city centre, a team relay and a 155 km Granfondo or 96 km Mediofondo, both of which will take place on hilly roads. The riders will already be able to test the courses during the qualification event organised on May 8th and 9th.
North America hosts three events; the Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo and Utah Gran Fondo in the United States, with the Classique des Appalaches in Canada.
United Kingdom hosts two events; the Tour of Cambridgeshire and the Granfondo Isle of Man
Australia hosts two events; the Gran Fondo Australia and the Tour de Brisbane.
The UCI Gran Fondo World series welcomes cyclists from their home countries of Portugal and Finland to the expanding global series.
2021 UCI Gran Fondo World Series Calendar
|6 February 2021||Gran Fondo Australia||Ballarat, Australia|
|28 March 2021||Cyprus Granfondo||Pafos, Cyprus|
|28 March 2021||Tour de Bintan||Bintan, Indonesia|
|12 April 2021||Tour de Brisbane||Brisbane, Australia|
|18 Aporil 2021||Granfondo Coimbra Region||Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal|
|25 April 2021||Aristoteles Chalkidiki Granfondo||Chalkidiki, Greece|
|2 May 2021||Granfondo Antalya||Antalya, Turkey|
|2 May 2021||Around Samcheok||Sam Cheok City, Korea|
|2 May 2021||Gran Fondo Rio de Janeiro||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|9 May 2021||Granfondo Banja Luka||Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina|
|16 May 2021||Cheaha Challenge Granfondo||Alabama, United States|
|16 May 2021||Granfondo Vosges||La Bresse, France|
|23 May 2021||Granfondo Moscow||Moscow, Russia|
|29 May 2021||Schleck Granfondo||Mondorf Les Bains, Luxemberg|
|6 June 2021||Tour of Cambridgeshire||Peterborough, United Kingdom|
|13 June 2021||Maraton Franja||Ljubljana, Slovenia|
|13 June 2021||Niseko Classic||Niseko, Japan|
|20 June 2021||Gran Fondo Dnipro Race||Dnipro, Ukraine|
|27 June 2021||Granfondo Suisse||Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland|
|3 July 2021||Classique des Appalaches||Victoriaville, Canada|
|10 July 2021||Utah Granfondo||Utah, United States|
|11 July 2021||La Leggendaria Charly Gaul||Trento, Italy|
|24 July 2021||Tour Lakeland||Lahti, Finland|
|1 August 2021||Granfondo Isle of Man||Ramsey, United Kingdom|
|5 September 2021||2021 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships||Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina|