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UCI ΚΟS GranFondo 2019 – Qualifier Event 19th-21st April 2019




The company ‘Sports Tours Hellas’ with the Prefecture of South Aegean and the Municipal of Kos, the support of the Hellenic Cycling Federation, are in the pleasure to announce the holding for second consecutive year, of a qualifier of UGFWS event, on April 19th to 21st. The races will be held under the UCI and Hellenic Cycling Federation regulations. The 1st race it is ITT 20.65 km long. The 2nd one will be 124,6km long (for Women 50+ and Men above 60 years old the distance is 96,6km). The event will offer results in different age groups. The age groups will be as follows: 19-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+ both women and men according to the new UGFWS regulations. At the end of each race the first 3 athletes of each age group, will be awarded. The entry to the 2019 World Championship will take the riders from each age category according to the final general classification and will be able to race for the World Champion title, in Poznan – Poland (5th to 8th of September 2019) World Amateurs Championships.

Participation rights riders can start with:
- Day license according to the regulations of the National Federation.
- An elite license with exception of:

  • Any rider who has during the current year been a member of a team registered with the UCI.
  • Any rider who has taken part in a world championships, the Olympic games, continental championships or games, regional games, the Commonwealth games, or a World Cup during the current year, other than events for masters.
  • Any rider who scored UCI points in 2019.

- Master license is permitted


I. ‘’Kos GranFondo’’ ITT
Date: On Friday 19th of April 2109 Distance: 20.65 Km Start: 14:00 Site: Marine of Kos Race Features: Riders start every 1 minute. During the race riders must respect the UCI regulations. The participants must not use timekeeping chips. According to the UCI rules, athletes are not allowed to have their own technical support, escort! After the finish of their race, the participants not allowed to cross the finish line again.
IΙ. ‘’Kos GranFondo’’ ROR
Date: On Sunday 21st of April 2019 Distance: 124,6km & 92,4km (Medio Fondo) Pre-Start: 09:00 Site: Marina of Kos. Finish: Zia village. The race course has two different distances: 124,6km for Men under 60 y.o  & Women under 50 y.o with 1729m. of elevation and 92,4km (Medio Fondo) for Men until 59 y.o & Women until 49 y.o with 1295m. of elevetion. Pre race will start from Kos Marina and after 5 klm the race will start in the coastal street of Lambi leading to Tigaki village. At the 16,6km, after the official start from Lampi, we will start the uphill of the three (or two)- round route. Each round of 32,25km is heading from Pyli to Kardamena, where the Feeding Zone will take place, and from Mastihari through the main road to Pyli again at the 53,8km and at the 86km (pre start included), last round for men categories. Every categorie that fullfills the rounds are going straight through the main road and through Pyli  turn left direction to Zia for the finish line. 6,4km uphill max 8% average 5% to the magnificent sightview of Zia. According to UCI rules, athletes are not allowed to have their own technical support, escort!


For registrations after 31st of January, there will be a penalty of 10%, on the registration costs.
For registrations after 6th of April, there will be a penalty of 25%, on the registration costs.

Groups up of 12 riders please apply to achieve registration reduction of 5%.


After choosing the most convenient way for you, in the ‘rationale’ field, you fill in ‘’Sports Tours Hellas’’ along with the name of the race ‘’KOS GranFondo 2019’’.
Pay Pal or Credit Card each registration is validated after the payment is confirmed.


From Monday 6th of August 2018 to Saturday 20th of April 2019

  • On line from the race website, www.kosgranfondo.gr, just clicking REGISTRATION.


One day before the race you have to come to the registration area which lies to the race hotel ''Pelagos Suites'' Lambi Beach, Κos 853 00 www.pelagoshotel.com and receive the envelope with the technical guide, the race numbers, the regulations, the maps and the chip for the bike. The delivery of this envelope will be given to those who will have already paid their registration. In case of a group, one representative can receive the envelopes just showing the registration form.
The envelopes can be received on:

  • 18th April from 16:00 to 20:00
  • 19th April from 09:00 to 10:00 & 19:00 to 20:00
  • 20th April from 10:00 to 13:00 


The organization is going to give the number to the riders. Priority will be given to the riders who will participate in the 2018 World Final. Following to the first R.R National Championship winner of each country and each age category. Thirdly, to the participants who have registered the earliest. Furthermore to the winners of 2018 Kos Granfondo.
Please try to help the organization and respect the procedure.


During the race, there will be several medical and mechanical assistance controls, at crucial points during the race.


The Organizing committee is going to award the first 3 riders in ‘’KOS GranFondo 2019’’ of each category, separately women/men, as follows:

  • Each stage race, 3 first of every age category.
  • In Women category will be awarded ceremony to the following age categories: WILL FOLLOW FUTURE ANNOUNCEMENT
  • In Men category will be awarded ceremony to the following age categories: 19-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+


One feeding zone will be at village KARDAMAINA which the participants will cross two or three times.


As for qualification, the first 25% in the time trial is qualified for time trial worlds, the first 25% in the road races are qualified for road Worlds.


In accordance to the UCI and Hellenic Cycling Federation rules, the race is secured with third part insurance for ‘’KOS GranFondo 2019’’ participants.


Mechanical assistance will be provided during all races. At least 2 cars and 2 motorcycles will be available to the participants. Additionally, the organization will provide a mechanic in the feed zones for assistance to the riders. First Aid groups will be in the feed zones and in some dangerous points there will be first aid members and ambulances. NOTE: It is advisable to indicate your name, your blood type, a telephone of a relative, and any intake of medicine to the back space of your back number.


The organizing committee of the ‘’KOS GranFondo 2019’’ disclaims any responsibility for the participants and their employees, in case of accidents or damage to persons or things, that may occur before, during or after the events and in case riders get involved in quarreling with third parties.


The organizing committee has the right to exclude riders who misbehave before, during or after the events. Additionally, nobody has the right to give his numbers or using someone else’s. In this case, he will be disqualified from the rest of the races. A rider must respect the start-finish area and the course routes, therefore, he must use the waste bins and avoid throwing rubbish in the course routes. Riders who do not respect recycling, will be disqualified.


‘S T H’ Official website: www.sportstourshellas.com email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Race official website: www.kosgranfondo.gr email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: +30 28210-98233 Mob: (+30), (+30) 6973023948 (Race Director Mr. Leventakis George).


Full refund in case of cancellation until two months before the race, the O.C has the right to withhold 50€ and the transfer expencies of the amount. in case of cancellation until one month before the race, the O.C has the right to withhold 100€ and the transfer expencies of the amount. If the event is cancelled due to a natural disaster (earthquake, flood, etc.) or for reasons of force majeure that the organizer is not responsible for, then will not be reimbursed in accordance with the regulations. Moreover additional charges subject hotel policy.


The O.C reserves the right to change the above rules, including the routes, due to technical or safety reasons. For matters that do not appear in these regulations, the O.C has the right to consult the rules of the Hellenic Cycling Federation and the UCI rules.


The participant signing the official enrollment form confirms that s/ has read and agreed with the present regulation. Additionally, s/he confirms healthiness and ability to participate in these events. Finally, concession to the use of photos or videos in which s/he may appear.