Top 10 Best Sportives And Gran Fondos To Cycle In The World

Published on March 21st 2013

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We've chosen our favourite gran fondos and sportives in the world, and this is the top 10. Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/gcnsubs Sportives or gran fondos provide one of the best cycling challenges for the amateur rider, and there are now thousands to choose from around the world. Here at GCN, we've compiled a handy list of our favourites from around the world. From the epic SCODY 3 Peaks Challenge in Australia, via the Cape Argus classic sportive in South Africa and Levi Gran Fondo in California, to the hotbed of classics in Europe, we've picked the very best. Do you fancy following in the tyre tracks of the pros across the cobbles of northern France? Or the bergs of Flanders? Or to the summit of the Stelvio? It's all here. Tick them off one by one if you can! Here are links to all of our Top 10 SCODY 3 Peaks Challenge: http://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/general/great-rides/42359/ Levis Gran Fondo: http://www.levisgranfondo.com Dragon Ride: http://humanrace.co.uk/events/cycling/dragon-ride Flanders: http://sport.be.msn.com/rondevanvlaanderen/2013/eng/ Mallorca 312: http://en.mallorca312.com/home/ Paris - Roubaix: http://sport.be.msn.com/parisroubaix/2013/eng/ Gran Fondo Stelvio Santini: http://www.granfondostelviosantini.com/ The Marmotte: http://www.sportcommunication.info/web2010/index.php?langue=2 Haute Route: http://www.hauteroute.org/ Etape du Tour: http://www.letapedutour.com/ET1/us/the-route.html Also, thanks to the team at Personal Best Cycling: http://www.personalbestcycling.co.uk/page2.html Music: Audio Bullys - Only Man: http://gcn.eu/YucFYF Photos: © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ & ©Tim De Waele / http://www.tdwsport.com