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Qualify for the amateur World Championships at the home of Lego

Joe Robinson
20 Feb 2018

Danish event among host of Gran Fondo qualifiers for amateur time trial and road race World Championships

The location for the qualifying leg for this year's Gran Fondo road race and time-trial World Championships in Denmark has moved from Holbaek to Billund, the home of Lego.

The event is set to take place on the weekend of 23rd and 24th June in Billund, the town in which Lego was created in 1932 and which still operates its headquarters to this day.

Assuming visiting amateur cyclists can drag themselves away from the multi-coloured building bricks, they will face a 177km road route and 28km time-trial course centred around the town.

The Danish road race event will take on roads used by the annual PostNord Tour of Denmark, including the climb of Østengård, the toughest on course. The course will also include a short cobbled section and the climbs of Blue Horse hill and Tørskind Hill.

With many of the roads taking place on exposed single-track lanes, there will also be a very real risk of crosswinds.

For more information, including entry to the event, go to the Granfondo Denmark website.

The top 25 percent of each age group will automatically qualify for the Gran Fondo World Championships, to be held this year in Varese, Italy from 30th August to 2nd September.

This event in Billund constitutes one of 21 qualifying events held around the world ahead of the Championships. Unlike last year, there is just one qualifying event in the UK – the Tour of Cambridgeshire in England on 2nd and 3rd June.

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