Riders who take part in one of the qualifier events held worldwide and who finish in the first 25% of their age group qualify for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships
The first 3 in each age category will also qualify directly to the World Championships, independent of the number of starters in that age group.
Riders who participate in 3 qualifier events during the season will also qualify.
For countries that do not have a Qualifying event (for 2020 this includes New Zealand). Qualifying slots are offered through the National Championships. Masters Riders (Masters 1 through to 10) who win their age group in the Road Race and/or the Time Trial at this event will qualify for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in both disciplines. If the winners do not take up their entry these slots are NOT rolled down. There are an additional 10 wildcard entries (5 Male, 5 Female) available at the discretion of Cycling New Zealand. Additional entry fees and criteria apply for this international event. The 2020 event will be in Vancouver, Canada. Click here for more on the National Championships.
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