Greece has been organizing qualifier events for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships since 2012. The event has since that moment been organized in Crete, Skyrios, Rhodes and now for the first time in Kos with always a very international peloton enjoying the hospitality of the country.

The famous tourist island will have a 20km time trial on Friday following the coastal line and a 114km granfondo with start and finish in the city and three loops from which the first 60k loop goes to the southwest of the island, followed by two smaller 27k loops with some smaller hills.