How do I qualify for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships?
You qualify when you finish within the top 25% of your age group in one of the qualifier events of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series. The official age groups are: 19-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64 and 65+ for both men and women. There will be an additional age groups created above 70, with an official world title and rainbow jersey, if more than 6 riders register in the same age group.
If you qualify, you will receive an official invitation email from the UCI providing you with a link to register for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships. In World Series events featuring a road race, you can qualify for both the time trial and the road race at the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships. In World Series events which feature both a time trial and a road race, you will have to qualify for each event separately. If you think you have qualified but did not receive an invitational email, you can contact the UCI directly at email@example.com.