Maraton Franja: the classic event in the series

Marathon Franja BTC City is since the very early days part of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series (and former UCI World Cycling Tour) and the only event left who was already a qualifier since the first year in 2011. The event was created in 1982 and is therefore one of the oldest Granfondos worldwide.

Start and finish are since long in BTC City, the commercial heart of Ljubljana with shopping malls, theaters and restaurants. The event who hosted the World Championships in 2014 has a time trial on Friday on flat and fast roads over a distance of 22km just outside the city and a Granfondo on Sunday of either 156 or 97km.

Parents with children also have the chance to attend a family ride on the Saturday in between the time trial and Granfondo.

Slovenia has a strong peloton of riders with lots of World Titles in the past years, but also Italy usually has a big contingent of participants trying to win the race. The 900m high 8km long climb starting in Cerkno is the main difficulty of the day.

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