A new UCI Gran Fondo World Series dress rehearsal event run on the proposed 2021 Gran Fondo World Championship course in East Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina has been added to the pandemic revised 2021 GFWS (tentative) schedule.
With the covid cancellation of Gran Fondo Banja-Luka 9 May and the Gran Fondo World Championships planned on the same course 5 September, the organiser and the UCI are now planning to move the World Championships to Sarajevo and hold a test/qualifying event 13-15 August.
UCI Gran Fondo East Sarajevo will be a test event for the organiser to work out any course, logistical or participant issues prior to the World Championships, now tentatively scheduled 10 October. Time trail races will be held on 14 August with gran fondo and medio fondo races the next day on 15 August.
Riders participating in UCI Gran Fondo East Sarajevo may also qualify to race at the 2021 Gran Fondo World Championships if they finish in the top 20% of their category.
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