The 2024 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships will take place from August 29 to September 1 in the northern Danish city of Aalborg, which previously hosted the event in 2015.
As it the tradition, the program features the individual time trial on Thursday, and will cover a lengthy 33km route through the rural Danish backcountry, where the sea wind can be an influencing factor. The terrain is predominantly flat, with some gentle undulating sections, perfectly suited for time trials.
On Friday, the team relay will be officially recognised as a UCI World Championships event for the first time, with rainbow jerseys and medals at stake. Up to 25 teams are permitted, ideally one per country. They will compete on a 2.2km course in the city center, with the relay zone constructed along the borders of the Limfjord. Team relay registrations will be opened at a later date.
The highlight of the weekend is on Sunday, featuring a new Gran Fondo course covering a total distance of 151km with an elevation gain of 1314m. The Medio Fondo, to be raced by men over 60 and women over 50, spans 111km with an elevation gain of 946m. The start and finish line will be situated in the heart of Aalborg, with its cozy and bike-friendly atmosphere. It will be a chance to follow in the footsteps of the pros, as the road race will take place in the area where Jonas Vingegaard and Michael Valgren often trained as young riders.
The courses in Denmark can’t provide mountains but there will be many small step hills and some technical sections to provide a perfect challenge!
For all course details : https://granfondoaalborg.dk/en/