The new Russian qualifier event, organized in the past 4 years but for the first time part of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series is the last chance for riders to qualify for the World Championships in Poznan later this season.

The event will have a time trial on Saturday on the old 1980 Olympic road race course with one and a half loop on the track on undulating and often technical roads where strong riders can show their skills and condition during the 17km time trial.

The Granfondo on Sunday will start 82km outside of the city in Volokolamsk. The flat and fast race on nice roads over 103km will go towards Petrovskoye for a turning point to come back over the same roads.

There are also shorter non qualifying distances with a 30 and 50k support race.