2026 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships will be in Niseko

Jul 08, 2024

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Are you ready for the Gran Fondo World Championships?

Road cycling in Hokkaido has long been one of the most popular summer activities for Japanese residents and international locals alike. The Niseko Classic started over 10 years ago and now has truly reached a global status having been chosen by the UCI to host a world championship event in 2026.

The UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale), the largest organisation in the cycling world, has chosen Hokkaido to host the 2026 Gran Fondo World Championships. With the participation of esteemed cyclists from across Japan and Asia, this remarkable event will unfold amidst the breathtaking natural landscapes of Niseko.

Since 2013, Niseko has been the distinguished venue for the Niseko Classic, a prominent event from the UCI Gran Fondo World Series. The highly anticipated 2026 edition is scheduled for August, with further details to be disclosed soon. This prestigious event will undoubtedly elevate Niseko on the global cycling stage.

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