Tour de Bintan starts the 2017 season

After a three months break, the UCI Gran Fondo World Series will start again on the tropical island of Bintan in Indonesia for its next round of qualifiers towards the World Championships in Albi, France in August.

The new event in the series has a 16.7km time trial on Friday with start and finish in Plaza Lagoi and a total elevation of 260m. The undulating roads vary from 2 to 59m above sea level.

The Granfondo Classic on Saturday is the qualifying distance for the World Championships. The start and finish are located in Simpang Lagoi for a total distance of 140km that is done in a clockwise way. Total elevation is 1200m which are mainly achieved from the road who is always going up and down without a long climb.

Bintan is a tropical island located on Singapore’s doorstep. It is accessible via a short 50 minutes’ ferry ride. For most international travelers, the easiest and most efficient way to get to Bintan Island is via Singapore. Bintan Island is just a 50-minute ride on a high-speed catamaran ferry from Singapore.

On Sunday, riders have the option to also take part in the 111km long Gran Fondo Century which is not a qualifying event with an overall ranking over the three days.

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