The new UCI Gran Fondo in Aachen on the German-Dutch-Belgian border will be the first event offering a chance to qualify for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships and the UCI Gravel World Championships at the same location on the same day.

The 120km Granfondo starts early in the morning at 7.00am to head south to the Ruhr-area to make a large loop at the turning point and come back over the same roads towards the finish.  2100 riders from 56 different nationalities have signed up which makes this one of the biggest newcomers in the series.