There maybe light at the end of the tunnel for amateur cyclists hoping for a return of gran fondo racing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Next weekend gran fondo racing resumes for the first time anywhere in the world after 3 months of lockdown due to COVID-19.

The 7th edition of Ride The Gap gran fondo in the Southwestern region of the United States is taking place as scheduled on Saturday 6 June in Enoch, Utah, where local officials feel the spread of COVID-19 is under control. 

Over 225 amateur cyclists are registered for the event, with the majority traveling from the Salt Lake City metropolitan area which is experiencing a spike in COVID-19 cases.