The hardest and most challenging gran fondo cycling race on the island of Cyprus is this Sunday, 14 June, and kicks-off a reboot of the 2020 European gran fondo season.

Racing 39.6 miles from sea level up 7125 feet to the top of Olympus Peak, the 3rd edition of Cyprus 0-2000 Gran Fondo allows amateurs to compete for KOM/QOM titles and jerseys.

With a very fast winning time of 2:01:28 in 2019 by Armando Archimandrites – ELITE CYCLING, expect the race to start like a bat out of a hell and not let up until the summit.

Registration is only €30 and includes a bus ride back to the start in Limassol if you prefer not to ride down the mountain. There will be three neutral feed zones on the course with water, electrolytes and fruits.

With Cyprus eliminating COVID-19 restrictions and now allowing incoming flights from 19 countries, including Germany, Israel and Greece, but not Britain or Russia, Cyprus 0-2000 Gran Fondo could make for a perfect last-minute weekend cycling getaway.

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