Tour of Cambridgeshire biggest UCI Granfondo

The mainly flat UCI Granfondo on fully closed roads in Peterborough has become the biggest event in the UCI Gran Fondo World Series in its third edition. The organizers are expecting 8000 riders who all enjoy at their level the cycling festival this weekend.

The time trial on Saturday has been sold out in a few weeks when opening registrations this winter. The 800 riders can expect a challenging course where wind often plays an important factor. The only difficulty along the 16 miles/26k course is a sharp short hill in the first part.

The 79 miles / 127km Granfondo on Sunday has a slightly different course. The aerodrome has disappeared from the course resulting in a bit more distance, but the concept remains the same: a fast course with some echelons halfway and some minor elevation in the beginning and at the end. With such a big peloton, starts are given with first the race-wave for licensed riders with intervals between the starting groups followed by the sport wave for non-licensed riders.

The British event was also the race who brought most qualified riders to the World Championships in the past years.

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