Racing on two continents during the weekend

This weekend, two events will take place as part of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series.

The American race in Jacksonville, Alabama will have more than 1000 riders at the start coming from all over the country, but also from 10 different nationalities. They will face a 12 miles time trial on Saturday starting from the nearby town of Piedmont to finish on the University campus of Jacksonville and a 100 miles Granfondo on Sunday over the highest point (Mount Cheaha) of the state of Alabama.

The French Vosges region will host one of the longest UCI granfondos on Sunday, traditionally of a very high sportive level.  The 171km Granfondo with start and finish in the ski-resort of La Bresse Hohneck will feature 3500m of elevation with 9 marked climbs but a lot more unmarked climbing. The shorter 119km mediofondo with more than 2500m of climbing qualifies all women and men over 60.  Amongst the 2300 riders from 33 different countries, more Belgian than French riders have signed up.

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