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UCI GRAN FONDO ALE' 

SARAJEVO - BOSNIA

START/FINISH

SARAJEVO

DURATION

6 DAYS - 5 NIGHTS

AVG.DISTANCE

100 KM

AVG.ELEVATION

1'400 MT

DIFFICULTY

HIGHLIGHTS

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!

DETAILS

  • Level: Intermediate-Advanced

  • Terrain: Hilly

  • Daily Distance: Approx 70-130km

  • Daily Ascent: Approx 450-1000m

  • Main Route 750km

  • Total Ascent: Approx 13000m

HOTELS:

  • Sarajevo: TBC

DATES & COST

DATES

  • 6 days/5 nights - 5 to 10 May 2021

COST 

  • 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

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 YOUR RIDE  

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

  • Single room 

  • 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

  • Alcoholic drinks

  • Airport transfer

TOUR ITINERARY 

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

Activity: Race!

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

Main Route:

Total Ascent: 

Activity: Bike packing and transfer to airport

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