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UCI GRAN FONDO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

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PROGRAM

The Alfredo Binda Cycling Team Varese brings back on the streets of Varese a worldwide competition.
The UCI Management Committee awarded the 2018 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships to Varese (Italy).

The World Championships in Varese will be held from 30 August until 2 September 2018 with the traditional schedule:

- INDIVIDUAL TIME TRIAL on Thursday 30 Aug,

- TEAM RELAY on Friday evening 31 Aug

- GRANFONDO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS on Sunday September 2. 

on the same routes of Granfondo Tre Valli Varesine.

Riders who like to test the different courses are more than welcome to attend the Granfondo Tre Valli Varesine on Sep 30 – Oct 1 2017, the official test event of the World Championships and new Italian qualifier on the 2018 calendar.


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GRAN FONDO AND MEDIO FONDO MAPS


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INDIVIDUAL TIME TRIAL MAP


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FAQS

Which route do I have to ride according to my age group?

The Gran Fondo route (km 130, difference in altitude 1993 m) has to be chosen by Age Groups Women 19-49 (19 – 34; 35 – 39; 40 – 44; 45 – 49) and Men 19-59 (19 – 34; 35 – 39; 40 – 44; 45 – 49; 50 – 54; 55 – 59).

The Medio Fondo route (km 103, difference in altitude 1247 m) has to be chosen by Age Groups Women 50+ (50 – 54; 55 – 59; 60 – 64;  65+)  and Men 60+ (60 – 64;  65+).

 

How do I qualify for the 2018 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Varese?

You qualify when you finish within the top 25% of your age group in one qualifier event of your choice. 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 age groups are: 19-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+ for both males and females.  If you qualify, you’ll receive an invitational email from the UCI inviting you to register for the World Championships. In races with only a road race, you can qualify for both the time trial and the road race World Championships.  In races with both a time trial and road race event, you will have to qualify in both disciplines separately.
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.
In addition, riders who participate in 3 qualifier events during the season will also get their ticket to The World Championships. They don't have to finish in the 25% first in their age category.
If you think you qualified but didn't receive an invitational email, you can contact the UCI directly at info@ucigranfondoworldseries.com.
Our Granfondo Tre Valli Varesine 2017 is a qualifier event for the World Championships. The time trial race will be held on September 30th 2017 while the road race on October 1st 2017, in Varese.

 

I'm having my birthday in between the qualifier event and the World Championships.  In what age group do I need to start?

All riders have to start in the age group of the age they will be by the 31st December 2018.


LE EMOZIONI DEI CAMPIONI

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25/09/2016

La Granfondo Tre Valli Varesine per tanta gente sarà un test ma per me sarà una nuova esperienza. Ho vissuto in questa zona per tanto tempo, conosco le strade e conosco la gente. In bocca al lupo ai partecipanti!

Oscar Freire

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24/09/2016

L’evento è molto più che ciclistico. Ha valenza sociale, turistica, territoriale, e la risposta del pubblico è fantastica. La Granfondo Tre Valli Varesine unisce professionisti del mestiere ad amatori, è bellissimo.

Ivan Basso

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