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UCI Gran Fondo World Championships ITT Only

UCI Gran Fondo World Championships ITT Only

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The UCI Gran Fondo World Championships first took place in 2011. Due to 2020 being cancelled the event held its 10th edition in Sarajevo in 2021. In 2022 the World Championships take place in Trento, Italy.

Every year one event is nominated to host the World Championship. The UCI Gran Fondo World series is a series of events in different countries that allows amateur cyclists to qualify for the World Championship by finishing in the top 25% in their age category. There are two disciplines; the individual time trial plus the Gran Fondo.

For the Gran Fondo, in 2022 there are 3 routes; the ITT, Gran Fondo and the Medio Fondo. The courses are based on those of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series event La Legendaria Charly Gaul. The 141 km Gran Fondo will be tackled by male and female riders below the age of 60 and 50 respectively. The 57 km Medio Fondo will be for men over 60 and women over 50. Both routes start in Trento city centre and finish in Vason at 1.650 meters altitude. The ITT is the same for all age groups and it starts and finishes in Trento.

  • ITT : 19.6km – 80m ascent
  • Medio Fondo : 57km – 2000m ascent
  • Gran Fondo : 141km – 4000m ascent

Tour Highlights

Ride with a Giro d’Italia Stage Winner: Your lead guide for this event is Andrea Ferrigato, Giro d’Italia stage winner and our head guide in Italy. His local knowledge and wealth of experience will give you an advantage over your competitors.

Guided warm up rides: Daily warm up rides taking in this beautiful area led by our ride guides with support van.

Mechanical support: On hand throughout our time in Trento, our expert mechanics are there to make sure your bike is in perfect nick. Or hire one of our rental bikes.

Post ride social: We eat breakfasts & dinners together and have some celebratory beers after the event.

Included with all packages:

  • Hotel in Trento for 3
  • All breakfast & dinners
  • Secure bike storage
  • Guided Warm Up Rides with ride guide & support van
  • Race briefings
  • Mechanic available throughout your stay
  • ABTA protected

Also available at extra cost

  • Transfer from Bergamo Airport
  • Bike Rental 
Your Itinerary

Itinerary

Tuesday 13th September: Travel to Trento

Please make your own arrangements to Trento or meet us at Bergamo Airport.  We will run 2 transfers from the airport today at 11.30 and at 18.00. Please allow an hour from your flight landing time to your transfer time, to allow you to get through passport control and collect your luggage. The transfer takes approximately 2 hours.

Transfers are an optional extra at £100 return per person including your bike

What about my bike?

You can bring your own bike as we have made arrangements to transport bike boxes on our airport transfers. Alternatively, you can rent a bike with us for the weekend. Our mechanic will be available this afternoon at the hotel to assist you with fitting your rental bike or building your own bike after travel. Bikes can be safely stored at the hotel.

Our Hotel

We are staying at Hotel Everest in Trento. Our hotel is located just a few minutes from the city center of Trento, on the Corso degli Alpini, it is welcoming and comfortable, designed to the last detail in order to make your stay with us a memorable one.

The hotel is booked on a Half Board basis, with breakfasts and evening meals included. You will also have free access to the following:

  • WIFI
  • Secure bike store

Wednesday 14th September: Guided ride ITT course recon

Today, join us on our first ride. A guided ride to discover the ITT course.

Late afternoon and early evening, our tour leaders and bike mechanics are available for you. We will have an evening meal together at the hotel.

Thursday 15th September : ITT day

The ITT course is flat and starts and finishes in Trento. 

For all other riders who are not taking part in the ITT, join us on a guided ride to discover the Gran Fondo course.

Friday 16th September : Departure day

After breakfast we provide a transfer back to Bergamo for those who are just with us for the 3-night ITT itinerary and have selected this option. We offer two transfers today:

  • Leaving Trento at 09.00 for flights departing Bergamo after 1300 (1pm)
  • Leaving Trento at 14.00 for flights departing Bergamo after 1800 (6pm)

If you haven't booked our transfer, make your departuire from Trento after breakfast and we look forward to seeing you again soon on another trip with Destination Sport Experiences 

Need to Know

Who can take part?

Each UCI Gran Fondo World Series event of the 2021-2022 seasons grants qualification rights for the 2021 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships. Events Calendar available here. Based on the results of each race, the first 20% of athletes in each age group will be qualified for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships. The 20% is calculated based on the number of starters in each age group, and not on the number of riders having finished the race. In addition, the first three riders of each official age category will qualify directly for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, independently of the number of starters in that age group. Riders must finish the race to gain qualification. The age categories of the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships are:

  • 19 – 34
  • 35 – 39
  • 40 – 44
  • 45 – 49
  • 50 – 54
  • 55 – 59
  • 60 – 64
  • 65 – 69
  • 70 – 74
  • 75 – 79

All rules are available here

Jersey is obligatory

It is mandatory for a rider to wear their national kit at the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships Time Trial, Team Relay and Road Race. Although the official national jersey is not required, a jersey representing their country with a similar design and colors as the original national team jersey is required. Private or club sponsors are allowed to be featured on the national jersey.

How to book

Please make your booking by clicking on the orange button at the top of the page. Please ensure that you select the correct room type for all members in your party plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place.

Travel advice

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Italy’s current entry restrictions and requirements.

Medical certificate

Please note you need a medical certificate to take part in the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships.

Registration

The race is open to all male or female riders that are at least 17 years old. Participation is subject to provision of a medical certificate: a certificate of fitness to practice competitive cycling (certificates for other types of sports such as triathlon, duathlon, athletics, etc. are not valid)

Travel Insurance

For details of specialist sports travel insurance for our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in cycling events in Italy. Please remember to insure your bike for foreign travel.

Location

By Plane

Trento is close to three international airports:

  • Milan Bergamo (BGY) Airport which is 180km/ 2 hours away
  • Verona (VRN) (97km/ 2 hours)
  • Milan Linate (LIN) (214km/ 2hours 20 mins)
  • Milan Malpensa (MXP) (265km/ 3 hours)
  • Venice Airport (VCE) (172km/ 2 hours 20 minutes)

Rent a car at the airport or take our airport transfer from Bergamo.

By Train

From the North the Brenner railway and from Venice the Valsugana railway. The station is very near to Trento's historical centre (Piazza Duomo can be reached on foot in a few minutes). Two hundred metres from the main train station you can find the Trento Malè train station, whose trains connect Trento to the Val di Non and the Val di Sole (it is not necessary to leave the main station: just follow platform 1 heading north).

To find out the train timetables click here: www.trenitalia.it (Italy),  www.bahn.de (Germany), www.oebb.at  (Austria), www.sncf.com  (France), www.ffs.ch (Switzerland).

By Car

Brenner Motorway (A22 exit Trento Sud/Nord), state road 12 of Abetone and Brenner from Verona or Bolzano; state road 47 (highway of the Valsugana) from Venice and state road 45 bis della Gardesana Occidentale from Brescia and Lake Garda. For more information on the traffic conditions: freephone 800 994411 run by the Autonomous Province of Trento.

Coach Lines:

Trento is linked to all the resorts in the province by an efficient coach service that allows those without a car to reach all the corners of Trentino at ease. There are also lines throughout the week that link Trento with some other  European cities (Prague, Vienna, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Ceske Budejovice), whilst, in some periods of the year, the same service runs towards some http://www.statturismo.com Italian cities.

The coach station (ph.0039.0461.983627) is in via Pozzo, one hundred metres from the main train station.

Hotel Options

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  • Hotel Everest

    Corso Degli Alpini 14 Trento Trentino-Alto Adige/Sudtirol 38121

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    The family-run Everest Hotel is dedicated to those who live an active lifestyle. It sits in a quiet area around a 15-minute walk from the train station in the beautifully historic city of Trento surrounded by mountains. 

     

    Breakfast is served daily, and the restaurant offers a range of athlete-focused local and international cuisine options. Gluten-free options and other dietary requests are catered for. The restaurant is open from 12:00 - 14.30. Evening service begins at 19:00 - 21.30 and the pizzeria is open until 22.30.  

     
    All rooms provide Free Wifi, LCD TV (sky available at the bar), air conditioning, safe, and private bathroom (+ hairdryer) Room options include Twin and Double. 

     

    The hotel offers a general lounge area to relax in, laundry service, as well as secure bike storage complete with a workshop for any minor repairs.  

     

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    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • City Centre Location
    • Toilets/showers
    • On-site Catering

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