UCI GRAN FONDO ALE'
SARAJEVO - BOSNIA
6 DAYS - 5 NIGHTS
This year you have the great opportunity to test the UCI Granfondo World Championships race course 2 months ahead of the event. Many of you will be traveling a great distance to be in Bosnia.
The tour program we have put together will get you ready and help you optimize your performance in the event(s) for which you want to qualify.
We will spend the first few days in the region of Sarajevo, allowing the riders to test the middle part of the race course while enjoying the beautiful area..
One More Ride was the co-organizer of the WCS UCI event in Varese, and Andrea personally designed all the race courses, so we know how to support you out there! Andrea and the staff have already been to Sarajevo to check out our hotels, logistic and race courses! Come early to acclimatize to end of summer Balcanic weather and ride the race course several times with Andrea, without pushing too hard. You’ll get ready for the race while enjoying the beautiful region of Bosnia Erzegovina.
The area is perfect for non-riders as well, so you can bring your family or supporters.
You’ll get professional massage, mechanical support, private feed stations, and much more for the UCI Granfondo World Championships!
Daily Distance: Approx 70-130km
Daily Ascent: Approx 450-1000m
Main Route 750km
Total Ascent: Approx 13000m
DATES & COST
6 days/5 nights - 5 to 10 May 2021
Cost for 6 days: € 1,950 in Twin Room (Single + € 300)
SPECIAL OFFER FOR NON RIDERS
With dedicated guide and vehicle: -15% on above price
Passenger only (no dedicated guide and vehicle): -25% on above prices
WHO WOULD ENJOY THIS EXPERIENCE?
The experience is built for all riders who want to qualify for the UCI World Championships by finishing in the top 20% of their age group. We also welcome riders able to ride for 4-5 hours a day and just want to enjoy the lakes region without racing. The days leading up to the races we will do a course recon at a moderate pace and ensure proper recovery after each ride; no high intensity unless you want to!
We will ride as a group on the rolling terrain and as individuals or small groups on the climbs, so that everyone will enjoy the ride at his own pace. Our team of expert guides will support each rider during the ride and make sure everyone finishes safe and happy.
All cyclists interested in granfondo, race atmosphere, and magnificent scenery will enjoy this incredible experience!
THE TOUR INCLUDES
A fantastic tour itinerary designed by Andrea
All hotel accommodations in 4-star hotels in town, close to start, in twin-double room
All breakfasts, 1 light lunch and all dinners
Minimum of 2 professional guides on tour (one fully qualified mechanic)
Van support throughout the tour
Guided Rides on the Race course
Private feed stations during the race with snacks and food supplements including electrolytes, gels and energy bars on the go
Turbo trainers for warm up before races
Garmin 810-820 loan unit with maps for duration of tour
All in-tour transfers
OMR Full cycling Kit by RAPHA
SCICON race bag
Free use of a POC Helmet
MORE ABOUT THE TERRAIN
Sarajevo is located in a mountain region, with several ski resorts not far from the city.
The race course is definitely challenging with important elevation gain, but the climbs are generally long but not steep. The finish line is located on top of the ski resort of Jahorina, after a "beautiful climb of 10 km!
The ITT course is hilly as well, an out&back with a short climb on both ways.
Team Relay is a 2 km town circuit; a fast race with 4 technical turns. Highly recommended, so put together your national team and register!
ON REQUEST, NOT INCLUDED
High-end rental bike at 80 euro per day
Private massage at the Hotel: 50 euro for 40 min
Personal training program for 8 weeks by Simon Clarke
Day One, August 11th – Sarajevo Warm-up Ride
Main Route: 50km; 30mi Total Ascent: 450m; 900ft
Activity: Airport pick up, Transfer to hotel, bike set up and ride
This is a warm-up ride to ease the legs and body into a week+ of riding. Some of you may have only recently stepped off a plane, so this ride offers a great way to “tease” out that tiredness. It will include some small climbs and offer beautiful views across the region.
Day Two, August 12th – Sarajevo Race course recon
Main Route: 50km; 30mi Total Ascent: 450m; 1900ft
Last opportunity to ride on the most significant sections of the Granfondo or the ITT race course
Day Three, August 13th – ITT RACE DAY
Main Route: 60km; 35mi Total Ascent: 750m; 2900ft
Activity: ITT Race day
for those competing in the ITT as well, this is the day! For everyone else, we will ride on the most significant sections of the Granfondo. In the afternoon, relax!
Day Four, August 14th – MEDIOFONDO RACE DAY
Main Route: 64km; 40mi Total Ascent: 1450m; 4900ft
Activity: Race, rest and bike set up!
For those racing the Mediofondo ...it'ts the Big Day!
Rest day for the Granfondo riders, supporting the team mates on the Mediofondo race!
Day Five, August 15th – GRANFONDO RACE DAY
Main Route: 100km; 70mi Total Ascent: 2450m; 4900ft
The big day is here, we will fight for the qualification and have a great day on our bikes. After the race, massage and a great celebration dinner!
Day Six, August 16th – Goodbye
Activity: Bike packing and transfer to airport