With Ride Like a Pro – UWCT Copenhagen Gran Fondo sets new standards for cycling races in Denmark

Ride Like a Pro: A professional cycling event setup with closed roads, motor cycles for safety and service, great courses and the unique possibility to win the rainbow coloured UCI World Championships jersey. All this and much more are the ingredients in the unique cycling cocktail called UWCT Copenhagen Gran Fondo which takes up the legacy from the UCI World Road Championships in Copenhagen in 2011 and brings together cyclists in the cycling enthusiastic capital of Denmark.

All participants in UWCT Copenhagen Gran Fondo get the chance to Ride Like a Pro in the 28 km Time Trial on May 10 or the 145 km Road Race on May 12 in races that will set new standards for cycling for all races in Denmark.

May 10-12 the UWCT Copenhagen Gran Fondo – a part of the UCI World Cycling Tour – will set new standards for cycling races in Denmark. The sport event organizers YWC Sports will raise the bar in organizing cycling events with the help of Sport Event Denmark, Wonderful Copenhagen, the Danish Police and 11 municipalities and create a ‘cycling for all’ event that has never been seen before in Denmark.

Ride Like a Pro in Denmark

Under the concept ‘Ride Like a Pro’ all cyclists – Danish and international – with the dream to participate in a professional race setup will have the chance in either a 28 km time trial in Elsinore May 10th or in Copenhagen in a 145 km road race May 12.

UWCT Copenhagen Gran Fondo offers professional settings with Ride Like a Pro: There is a very high level of service before, during and after the race, blocked off roads, more than 80 motorcycles on the course for safety and service, Time Trial with start ramp and a lead motorcycle for every single contestant, and it is ridden in spectacular courses with both big city life and rolling hills and narrow streets in the country side.

“We want to create a new race experience in Denmark with Ride Like a Pro. We want to show that you can ride in a cycling race in Denmark just like the professionals with focus on service and safety, great courses and blocked off roads. UWCT Copenhagen Gran Fondo has a very big, national setup that consist of a professional sport event organizer, the national sport event organization and the tourist organization in Copenhagen that work closely together with the Police and Home Guard and 11 Danish municipalities to create this great experience and professional setup for all cycling enthusiasts,” says Thomas Veje Olsen, Race Director and CEO in YWC Sports.

The Time Trial in Elsinore has 780 slots. The Road Race has room for 2,500 riders.

UWCT Copenhagen Gran Fondo is one of 15 qualification events for the official UCI amateur World Championships – the best 25% in each age division can participate in the final in Trento, Italy in September.


Race Director of UWCT Copenhagen Gran Fondo, Thomas Veje Olsen from YWC Sports: +45 20 72 50 80

Business Development Manager in Wonderful Copenhagen, Lars Vallentin: +45 23 38 30 63

CEO in Sport Event Denmark, Lars Lovdov: +45 40 31 48 55

Facts: UWCT Copenhagen Gran Fondo – Part of the UCI World Cycling Tour

– May 10: 28 km Time Trial with start and finish in Elsinore, the home of Kronborg Castle from Shakespeare’s Hamlet

– May 12: 145 km Road Race with start and finish next to the national stadium, Parken in downtown Copenhagen

– UWCT Copenhagen Gran Fondo is a part of the UCI World Cycling Tour, the World Championships for all

– Race your bike like a pro with blocked off roads, lots of service and heavy focus on safety

– Room for 780 participants in the Time Trial

– Room for 2,500 participants in the Road Race

– 400 flag posts and officials

– 75 traffic officials

– 25 Police Home Guard, Police and medical team

– The event is organized by YWC Sports. Sport Event Denmark, Wonderful Copenhagen, Copenhagen Municipality and Elsinore Municipality partner the event. Contributing to the PR and public exposure of this partnership is The Branding Denmark Fund.

Web: copenhagengranfondo.com

Facebook: facebook.com/uciworldcyclingtourcopenhagen


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