The 2020 UCI Cache Gran Fondo world championship qualifying race in Logan, Utah, USA has announced a new shorter course, one that is sure to deliver fast n’ furious racing compared to previous years.
On July 11, the 76-mile medio fondo course will be used as the UCI Gran Fondo World Championship qualifying race, instead of the traditional 104-mile gran fondo. The new course definitely favors fast-twitch sprinters. With no significant climbs, only 1500ft total climbing and a mass start, riders trying to qualify for the worlds will likely race in large packs on single lane roads and consume every inch of asphalt, although rules state to ride no more than two abreast.
Also, after bad timing and incomplete results marred the 2019 race, for 2020 a professional sports timing company, SportsStats, will time riders trying to qualify for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championship with active timing chip technology and provide audited results.
The Utah event is the last opportunity to qualify for the world championships taking place in Vancouver, Canada on September 12, 2020. To qualify riders must finish in the top 20% of their age group.