First time IOM will be part of the World Series
Registrations are now open for the Gran Fondo Isle of Man, which will be part of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series this year for the very first time.
The two-day event takes place September 4-5 and allows cyclists of all ages and skill levels to challenge each other on closed roads.
The first day will open with a brand new UCI individual time trial which will see cyclists take on the 400m Snaefell Mountain on the TT circuit.
Saturday afternoon will host the free Isle of Man Minisculo Fondo Creamery; a family-friendly event, held on a half-mile circuit in and around Ramsey’s Mooragh Park, open to children, families and first-timers, with participants completing as many laps as they want in an hour of driving.
The action kick-off on Sunday will be the main Gran Fondo event, where competitors will have the chance to win the right to represent their country at the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Bosnia and Herzegovina in October.
The 137km route includes over 1900m of climbing, as it circles some of the most difficult terrain on the Isle of Man.
The runners will have to overcome uneven of more than 25% in the climbs, several technical descents as well as a gravel section of 2 km to make their way on the layout of the closed roads.
The 72 km Medio Fondo and the 32 km Piccolo Fondo will run at the same time as the Gran Fondo.
The Medio Fondo is aimed at amateur cyclists who want to test themselves a little more and offers one of the most difficult climbs on the island – as well as one of its best descents – offering riders the perfect balance between effort and reward.
Intended for families and beginners, the Piccolo Fondo will cross the flatter agricultural lands of the northern plains of the island, through a patchwork of small villages and church steeples, in the middle of fields and flowered hedges.
Registration for all Gran Fondo Isle of Man events is now open, Click here to know more.
Places are limited and participants are asked to enter early to avoid disappointment.
2021 Gran Fondo Isle of Man presented by PokerStars Schedule
Saturday September 4th
10am UCI individual time trial (UCIGFWS qualifying event) – £ 20
3 p.m. Isle of Man Creamery Minisculo Fondo – Free
Sunday September 5th
9:30 am Gran Fondo (UCIGFWS qualifying event) – £ 50
9.45am Medio Fondo – £ 30
10am Piccolo Fondo – £ 20