Last day to register for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Trento

More than 2000 riders have actually registered for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships taking place next week with a time trial on Thursday, a team relay on Friday evening and a Granfondo and Mediofondo on Sunday on the slopes of Monte Bondone.

With registrations closing Saturday at midnight CET, 545 riders have signed up for the time trial, 16 teams have already submitted their candidature for the team relay with most likely more coming up and 1478 riders will compete on Sunday in the different age categories, all keen on making it their best, some with ambition to become the new world champion, some as a once-in-a-lifetime experience to represent their country in a UCI World Championship. 217 riders will only do the time trial, 328 riders make the double and 1150 will only focus on the granfondo or mediofondo, representing 56 different nationalities.

In the time trial, 5 females and 8 male world champions from 2021 will defend their world title. In the granfondo and mediofondo on Sunday, 6 of the 9 female world champions have already signed up to defend their title while all 2021 male road World Champions will be there to defend their rainbow jersey from last year. Only French Andrew Pendery has changed age group and will now try to get a new jersey in his 60-64 age group.

These defending world champions, together with the age group winners of the different qualifier events get first tow access at the start. You can check the full list of these riders

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