For 2023 the UCI has added five new gran fondo world championship qualifying races for amateur cyclists, bringing the total number of worldwide events in the series to twenty-eight.

The five new races joining the UCI Gran Fondo World Championship Series are:

04 February, Gran Fondo Jordan, Jordan

15 April, Istria Gran Fondo, Croatia

04 June, Gran Fondo Costa Rica, Costa Rica

04 June, Gran Fondo Matildica, Italy

02 July, Gran Fondo de Guatemala, Guatemala

Many of the qualifying events that took place last season are returning, with a complete 2023 UCI Gran Fondo World Championship calendar including dates, locations and registration links available HERE. 

Amateur cyclists finishing in the top 20% in their age/gender category at any of the qualifying races will automatically earn the right to participate in the 2023 Gran Fondo World Championships taking place in Glasgow, Scotland GBR in August. 

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