Utah Granfondo for fast racing in scenic landscapes

A total of 1300 have registered for the different distances in the Utah Granfondo in Logan, Cache Valley this weekend for the second US qualifier event in the UCI Gran Fondo World Series this year.

The event which is also known under the name Cache Gran Fondo has 4 distances but only the 76 miles race counts as official qualifier distance for all age groups and 370 riders have actually signed up for that distance. The route provides the best variation of flat and open sections, rolling climbs and a safe return back to the finish line. It is also the least trafficked of the four courses. The north part of the course goes through Idaho. Total elevation over the 76 miles (123km) is 1715 feet (440m), so almost a flat race.

Start and finish of the race are located in Green Canyon High School (North Logan) with a neutralized start. The event has the first 2 and last mile of the race closed for traffic. On all other roads, participants need to respect road traffic regulations.

Since early this week, the UCI decided to increase the percentage of qualified riders back to 25% per age group. The time trial which was foreseen for Friday has been dropped because of the pandemic.

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