The Cache Gran Fondo recently selected as one of 5 new UCI Gran Fondo World Series qualifying events in 2019.
The State of Utah and Cache Valley to once again be a focus for world-class cycling.
The UCI Gran Fondo World Series, the UCI’s masters and amateur mass participation series, will comprise 24 qualifying events worldwide in 2018-2019, including the Cache Gran Fondo on July 13th, 2019. The UCI Gran Fondo World Championships will take place in Poznan, Poland in September 2019, and Vancouver, BC (Canada) in 2020.
The UCI Gran Fondo World Series, the UCI's masters and amateur mass participation series, will comprise 21 qualifying events worldwide in 2018-2019, leading up to the 2019 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, which will take place in Poznan, Poland, in September 2019.
The first of the five new events on the calendar is the Brisbane Granfondo (Australia), an entirely new 123km race with a start and finish on the South Bank in downtown Brisbane. It will take place on 14 April 2019.
The UCI is also happy to announce a new qualifier in France on 27 April. La Bourgogne is an existing and popular 155km event in the small town of Viré en Maconnais with some tough climbing.
April promises to be a busy month as Brazil returns to the UCI Gran Fondo World Series calendar with a new qualifier event on the last weekend of the month. Granfondo Rio de Janeiro will take place in Mangaratiba near Rio and will feature a 120km out and back course with several dirt sections.
The qualifying season will close with two new events mid-July, starting with the Cache Granfondo in Logan, Utah (USA), on a beautiful 100 mile (160.9km) course which will lead riders through the Cache Valley towards Idaho to finish back in Logan.
The UCI is also proud to announce its first World Series event in Russia. Granfondo Russia will take place on 13-14 July in Moscow with a time trial hosted on the 1980 Olympic course and the Granfondo at the Moscow Raceway outside the city.
The existing stopovers in the UCI Gran Fondo World Series - the Dubai First Granfondo, Cyprus Granfondo, Tour de Bintan, Kos (Greek) Granfondo, Bathurst Cycling Classic, Cheaha Challenge Granfondo, Schleck Granfondo, Tour of Cambridgeshire, Maraton Franja, Blue Mountains Granfondo, La Leggendaria Charly Gaul and Granfondo Ezaro - have become classics and are confirmed in the 2019 series calendar.
The UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Poznan, Poland, will take place from 5-8 September 2019.
The 2018 Gran Fondo Championships are scheduled the end of August in Verse, Italy. For more information about the 2018 Championships, visit: https://www.varesegranfondouci2018.com
For more information about the UCI GF World Series, visit: www.ucigranfondoworldseries.com
For a copy of the official press release, CLICK HERE. or paste the following into your browser: http://www.sport.be/ucigranfondoworldseries/2018/en/news/article.html?Article_ID=838474&v=838474
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2018 was a great year for recognition, & we are very excited about being a member of the UCI Gran Fondo World Championship Series!
In spring 2018 we were rated a Top Gran Fondo in North America by GranFondoGuide.com. This ranking includes USA and Canada, and our event ranked #11 out of the top 16. See article at:
Also, listen to a podcast with Breakfast Epiphanies on itunes. Interview with race director Troy Oldham on the event, new courses, and the recent National Gran Fondo series.
Always the 2nd Saturday in July, the Cache Gran Fondo provides a mostly-flat course, (except for a hill challenge in each), through one of northern Utah's best-kept cycling secrets, Cache Valley, Utah. Many riders register for their first century, the challenge of a 50-miler, a new 38 and 70+ mile route, or as a training ride for bigger events like Ultimate Challenge and LOTOJA.
2019 8th Annual Cache Gran Fondo: July 13, 2019. Logan, Utah