CYCLING: Istria Gran Fondo 2023

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Istria Gran Fondo 2023.

Save the dates 14 – 15 April 2023 and sign up for the Istria Gran Fondo international cycling marathon. The ninth edition of the marathon with the start and finish line in Umag will offer an even richer program this year.

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Istria Gran Fondo is now part of the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships. It’s a great honour for the organisers that, for the first time in the history of Croatia, such a race has become part of the largest amateur cycling series in the world, managed by the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale).

The series of 28 races will take place all over the world, on five continents, culminating in the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships held from 4 to 7 August 2023 in Glasgow. The results achieved in the main event of the Istria Gran Fondo race – the ninth stop of the UCI Gran Fondo series – will also count in the overall ranking of the cyclists competing for their place among the elite at the World Championships in Scotland. Thus, the best cyclists – 25% in their age group participating in the Istria Gran Fondo race will get the opportunity and the right to fight for the title of world champion. All competitors over the age of 16 can apply, but only competitors over the age of 19 compete for the UCI World Series World Cup in Glasgow 2023. All professional competitors can apply, but are not competing for the UCI World Series World Cup in Glasgow 2023.

In addition to the main race split in two categories (Gran Fondo and Medio Fondo), for the first time in Croatia, participants will have the opportunity to try their hand at Time Trial. The individual Time Trial will take place on Friday, 14 April, starting at 3.00 pm.

If you are up for a real challenge, choose between the two routes for the bold and physically fit riders – 94 km long route of Istria Medio Fondo and 119 km long route of Istria Gran Fondo. Both will take place on Saturday, 15 April 2023, in Umag. They pass through the northwestern and central parts of the Istrian peninsula, and return to Umag. In order to catch your breath on the way, we have prepared 4 refreshment stops. Both races start and finish in the beautiful Stella Maris Resort, just next to the Goran Ivanišević ATP stadium in Umag. Race numbers will be available for pick up from Friday 14 April 2023. All participants who register by FRIDAY 8 PM, have opportunity to participate in the Gran Fondo Tombola where they can win overnight stays in Plava Laguna accommodations and Aminess Hotels & Campsites and Keindl cycling helmets of exceptional quality.


Author: sportpress