The Gran Fondo World Tour® series traveled to Thailand this past weekend for the sold-out Chiang Mai Gran Fondo. With 120km gran fondo, 90km medio fondo and 50km piccolo fondo routes 800 cyclists of all abilities found a ride to enjoy.
29 year-old Anton Wiersma (Bike Aid) won the gran fondo in 2:50:56 from a large pack of riders entering the final kilometers together. Lex Ligtenberg (2:50:57) finished 1 second later and Jordi (2:51:09) brought the rest of a long strung out line of finishers under the final banner.
For the women Noi (หน่อย สบายดี ) won in 2:55:19, with Supinda Boonyine and Kornwipha Wongsai (กรวิภา วงศ์สาย) earning second (3:10:03) and third place (3:13:45) in that order.
Sutarnchai Praditkul (สุธารชัย ประดิษฐกูล) was first for the medio fondo men in 2:21:58 and Manthana Tablesena (มัณฑนา ต๊ะเสนา) for the women in 2:37:31.
The 50km piccolo fondo saw Ekaphol Chanthawong win in 1:33:28 with Orakan Onsri wining the women’s category in 1:41:16.
Chiang Mai was the final event in the Gran Fondo World Tour® for 2022. The complete schedule of events for 2023 is pending, but the series will hold it’s championship race in Korea at Gran Fondo Seorak in May. The only requirement to participate is paying the registration fee since riders need not pre-qualify.
Complete Chiang Mai Gran Fondo results HERE.
Photos: Chiang Mai Gran Fondo