You qualify when you finish within the top 25% of your age group in one qualifier event of your choice during the 2019-2020 season or 2020-2021 season. The age groups are: 19-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74… for both males and females. As soon as there is one registered rider in a certain age group, the World title will always be awarded. If you qualify, you’ll receive an invitational email from the UCI inviting you to register for the World Championships. In races with only a road race, you can qualify for both the time trial and the road race World Championships. In races with both a time trial and road race event, you will have to qualify in both disciplines separately. If you think you qualified but didn’t receive an invitational email, you can contact the UCI directly at email@example.com
Yes. All riders who qualified in the Whistler Granfondo, Amy’s Granfondo, Tre Valli Varesine and Dubai Spinneys 92 Cycling Challenge at the end of 2019 or the Granfondo Casablanca and Bathurst Cycling Classic early 2020 will again be invited for the 2021 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Istocno Sarajevo. Their qualification will be transferred to this year’s World Championships.
You can check the official list of qualified riders per discipline on www.ucigranfondoworldseries.com -> Qualified Riders
All riders must start in the age group of the age they will be on the 31st December 2021.
All riders need a (national) license from a UCI affiliated cycling federation. You can find the list on https://www.uci.org/inside-uci/governance/continental-confederations-and-national-federationsAccepted licenses are: masters, cycling for all, amateurs and elite license with exception of:
No, a medical certificate won’t be asked for the World Championships in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A valid year license from a UCI federation is enough.
For UCI, a national license from a UCI affiliated federation is enough. It is however your own responsibility to check if the national license is covering you with insurance for races outside your country. UCI will check the license at registration, not an (eventual) insurance.
It’s not mandatory to wear the “official” national cycling kit of your country for the World Championships however it is strongly recommended. The National Federation of your country will be able to provide you with details on how to obtain your countries’ official kit. If you decide not to wear the official jersey, you must wear a similar design of the official jersey in the same colors. Club or private sponsors are allowed on that jersey. Mind that a team jersey with a flag is not a national jersey and won’t be accepted. If you are uncertain, you can submit your jersey via firstname.lastname@example.org for approval.
Riders must represent the country of their nationality and wear the national outfit of that country. You can however register using a license from another country as most riders buy a race license in the country where they live and race.
No, in UCI Gran Fondo World Series events with both a Time Trial and a Road Race, you have to qualify in both disciplines separately in order to get the ticket for that specific discipline. However, in events with only a Road Race, the qualified riders from these events can register for the Time Trial and the Road Race.
Yes, we do have 5 different types of wildcards:
No, to ensure safety in the growing start pelotons at the start of the World Championships, UCI has decided a few years ago not to invite riders who just missed qualification to replace those riders who aren’t using their qualification ticket.
No, riders who are qualified twice aren’t replaced in the qualified riders list by the next riders in the ranking.
No, all riders who have UCI points at the moment of the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in whatever discipline cannot take part in the World Championships.
Registration for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships closes on the 2nd of October. It’s not possible to register on-the-spot for either of these events.
Yes, there is always control for both Time Trial and Road Races. There will also be out-of-competition controls in the weeks and months before.
In the World Championships, all bikes will be checked for compliance with the UCI’s regulations. For more information see:
Summary of the bike regulations:
Refunds will only be issued to riders when they submit a medical certificate.
Yes, a technical riders guide will be sent to all registered riders in September with more detailed information on program, locations, courses and UCI regulations