The world’s leading amateur road cycling event, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Gran Fondo World Championships, is coming to regional Victoria in 2025.
This will be only the third time that the event has been staged outside of Europe, and after an extended period of no-events in Victoria, the excitement of adding a world-class cycling event to the calendar is couldn't possibly be higher.
But amateur riders and fans alike will have to be patient, with the three day event staged in September 2025, with exact locations yet to be determined.
The event is expected to attract more than 3200 international and interstate participants and crew to regional Victoria, with riders from over 50 countries and a forecast of $9.8 million in economic benefits spread throughout the state.
The UCI Gran Fondo World Championships consists of road race, time trial and team relay events for qualified male and female riders competing across multiple age groups.
In a media statement from the Premier's office, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula said:
“Victoria knows how to stage global sporting events better than anyone and it’s fantastic that these championships are headed here in 2025.”
“It will be a great event and a tremendous opportunity to promote our state’s cycling tourism offerings to the world.”
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