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2018 UCI GRAN FONDO WORLDS

REGION: Varese (Lombardia, Italy)

TOUR DATES: 29 Aug – 3 Sept 2018

DURATION: 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

HOTELS: Varese (x5), 3 star hotel

INCLUDED:
Arrival & Departure transfers
5 nights accommodation (twin share)
5 breakfasts
3 dinners (drinks excluded)
4 guided cycling stages fully supported
Food & drinks during cycling stages

PRICE: 1650 € p.p.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: 250 €

OPTIONAL EXTRAS:
Carbon Road Bike Hire: 175 €

DAY ONE – Wed 29 August 2018
Milan, Italy


We will be available to meet you at Milan Malpensa Airport between 10-11am. From the airport we drive 45min to Varese located in the Lombardia lakes district. On arrival to our accommodation there will be time to set-up the bikes, provide an initial welcome/briefing and roll out for a 40km easy ride.

For those riding in tomorrow´s individual time trial there will also be time to scout the entire course.

Meals: Dinner included

Destinations: Varese

Ride: 40km cycling

Accommodation: Varese (Italy)

DAY TWO – Thur 30 August 2018
Individual Time Trial


In the morning we will assist ITT competitors with race registration, UCI briefing and transfers to and from the start/finish chute. For road race participants our ride today will incorporate Km 0 to 50 from both the Medio and Gran Fondo courses. Within this section there are three important climbs with a total of 750m elevation gain.

Depending on each athletes needs we will have the support van to be able to create 60km, 80km or 100km cycling options. For those who select the 100km route they will have ridden Km 0 to 90 on the Gran Fondo course. This evening we will visit Varese for all the Opening Ceremony entertainment!

Meals: Breakfast

Ride: 60km, 80km or 100km cycling

Accommodation: Varese (Italy)

DAY THREE – Fri 31 August 2018
Road Race Reccie


This morning you can ride 20km to access the back section of both road race courses (short course Km 60 to 103 & long course Km 87 to 130). The ride takes you full circle back into the finish line in Varese. After these 3 guided rides all road race participants will have their course well and truly memorised!             

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner included

Ride: 65km & 85km cycling

Accommodation: Varese (Italy)

DAY FOUR – Sat 1 Sept 2018
Skills Session


A short ride is planned today to keep the legs firing! Our guides will talk to the group to assess overall requirements. Typically though, we combine a short ride with some practise on important descents to build confidence before race day.

The afternoon/evening will be free for you to go about your individual routines. The Sierra guides will be available though to assist you with whatever is required.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner included

Ride: 1-2hr cycling

Accommodation: Varese (Italy)

DAY FIVE – Sun 2 September 2018
UCI Gran Fondo Road Race


The Road Race World Championships will be contested today and our team will be available to assist in getting you to and from the start/finish line. We look forward to watching you all out on the course.

The Sierra guides will also be on-hand to accompany any spectators during the race program and help organising those who would like to attend the Closing Ceremony! 

Meals: Breakfast included

Ride: UCI Road Race World Champs

Accommodation: Varese (Italy)

DAY SIX – Mon 3 September 2018
Tour Farewell


During the morning there will be time to finish packing up the bikes before a 1hr transfer from Varese to Milan Malpensa Airport. The Sierra guides will have you at Malpensa Airport by 11am. We hope to see you all again soon!!

Meals: Breakfast included

2018 UCI GRAN FONDO VARESE

Varese: 2018 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships (Italy)!
Sierra Sports & Tours is pleased to present a specially designed package to assist athletes with their preparations for the UCI Gran Fondo Worlds. This tour itinerary includes professionally guided cycling routes, 2018 UCI Varese course reconaissance, accommodation, airport transfers & logistical support.

Preparation is the key to a successful World Championship race and ex-professional Italian road cyclist Andrea Ferrigato will also accompany our tour group. ‘Ferri’ had 15 years in the pro peloton where he raced 8 x Giro d’Italia, 4 x Tour de France and amassed 19 pro victories including a Giro stage win. His local course knowledge and detail to attention when it comes to race planning will put you all in good stead.

For the Gran Fondo riders there will be opportunities to scout the course to assess the race defining ascents/descents meaning there will be excellent opportunities for important course reconaissance and skills practise.

Dates: 29-08-2018 to 03-09-2018

Tour price: 1650 € per person (twin share)

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