UCI Granfondo World Series Coimbra Region
UCI Gran Fondo World Series Coimbra Region intends to assume itself in Portugal as the biggest and most international cycling event ever held in the country.
The first edition of the UCI Granfondo World Series Coimbra Region will take place on October 23rd and 24th, 2021. It is a cycling event, open to the participation of all cyclists, cyclodesporters and cyclotourists (federated or not federated), of both sexes, of any nationality, and over 19 years old on the date of the event.
Composed by two days of event, the athletes will have the opportunity to hold on Saturday (23-10-2021) an individual time trial and on Sunday (24-10-2021) the Granfondo. There will be the following distances, with the following designations, distances and altimetry
- Individual time trial (23-10-2021): 17.3km - 172mt D+.
- Granfondo (24-10-2021): 151,7km - 1672mt D+
- Mediofondo(24-10-2021): 104.2km - 1007D+
Figueira da Foz will receive the time trial, which has a less technical course and average difficulty. Always with a view of the beautiful coast of the region, the participant will be in one of the most important tourist centres of Portugal, being able to appreciate the widest urban beach in Europe, having already been called "Queen of the Beaches of Portugal". But you will also be able to see the immensity of Cabo Mondego, on the promontory known as Serra da Boa Viagem, on the outskirts of Figueira da Foz, declared a National Natural Monument.
The courses of Granfondo and Mediofondo, will be received on 24-10-2021 in Montemor-o-Velho. Here, the participant will be able to feel the extensive rice paddies that oscillate to the taste of the seasons following the signs of change and the Castle. Visiting the municipality of Montemor-o-Velho is to discover the ancestry of a people and uncover clues for a future full of development. You will certainly contemplate the winds of progress.
This region triumphs in its entirety, allowing a multiplicity of experiences that go far beyond a simple sporting event.
Not only the athletes but also their companions will be able, within this enormous region, to enjoy the heterogeneity of the landscape from the beach to the mountains.
They will be able to delight themselves gastronomically among sardines, rice or lamprey, and finish by savouring the superb pastel de tentúgal or one of the wonderful cheeses, always watering with a sumptuous wine of the region.
This great event has the international endorsement of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series, being part of a selected group of events that, at an international level, score for the world championships 2022 of this discipline and that are around 25 around the world. Moreover, it is the only event in the Iberian Peninsula with this qualification, which constitutes a unique opportunity for participants.
In 2021, we invite you to live with us the UCI Gran Fondo World Series Coimbra Region.