Gran Fondo Israel new event on the calendar in December

On Friday 1 and Saturday 2, the city of Eilat at the Red Sea will host a new UCI Gran Fondo World Series qualifier in Israel.

The weekend has a 22.3 km time trial on Friday with an out-and-back loop just north of the city to a turning point halfway.  It’s a mainly flat race with minor elevation just before the turning point which is 40m higher than the start and finish area.  Total elevation is 108m.

On Saturday a 140km Granfondo has been organised for many years and will for the first time count as qualifier event for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships.  After a flat start over the first 52km, the major climb of the day Mt Ayit is 4.2km long at an average of 6.7% with peaks up to 14%.  The next 60km are over rolling hills before reaching the descent back to Eilat in the last 15km.

All age groups will do the same distance to qualify.

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