On the last day of the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, 2000 amateur cyclists from 56 nations took to the the start line in Trento, Italy to try and fulfill their dreams of becoming a world cycling champion.

For 20 riders their dream came true.

On a demanding route up, down and around the famous Monte Bondone, the racers tackled 4300 meters vertical on the 143.8 kilometers long gran fondo route and 2218m vertical on the 86.8km long medio fondo for the older age categories.

The overall gran fondo winners – and new world champions – are Austrian Stefan Kirchmair (M19-34) and Germany’s Christina Rausch (W45-49) who were fastest to reach the finish back in Trento. Kirchmair completed the 143.8km route in 4:14:06 and Rausch in 5:02:30.

2022 UCI GRAN FONDO WORLD ROAD CHAMPIONS – MEN


M 19-34Stefan KirchmairAUT4:14:06
M 35-39Francesco FiginiITA4:23:46
M 40-44Patrick HagenaarsAUT4:30:32
M 45-49Igor KopseSLO4:34:11
M 50-54Roger DevittoriSUI4:37:15
M 55-59Michael SchaeferDEU4:51:43
M 60-64 medioGiorgio ChiariniITA2:53:34
M 65-69 medioSilvano JanesITA2:57:24
M 70-74 medioRudolf SluytsBEL3:14:41
M 75-79 medioJosef BichlAUT3:47:31
M 80-84 medioSilvano AssaloniITA4:37:26
M 85-89 medioArthur DuncanZAF6:12:08
2022 UCI GRAN FONDO WORLD ROAD CHAMPIONS – WOMEN


W 18-34Laura SimencSLO5:02:41
W 35-39Martha MalthaNED5:02:41
W 40-44Nicolien LuijsterburgNED5:27:55
W 45-49Christina RauschDEU5:02:30
W 50-54 medioGiuseppina BergozzaITA3:07:27
W 55-59 medioOlga CappielloITA3:13:40
W 60-64 medioJeannie LongoFRA3:27:28
W 65-69 medioTarja SimakkaloFIN4:18:01

Complete Official 2022 UCI Gran Fondo World Championship Road results below:

Media: Trento 2022 Gran Fondo World Championships