Sportive Date 12th September 2020
Nights Available 4 or 6 Nights
UCI Granfondo World Championships Vancouver Canada
Accommodation in Vancouver & Whistler
Private Feed Stop
Return airport transfers
Mechanic on site & daily warm up rides
Sportive Overview
UCI Granfondo World Championships By Sportive Breaks
Routes & FAQs
Travel Packages
Tour Overview

UCI Granfondo World Championships

The biggest amateur race of the year is the UCI Granfondo World Champs & 2020 sees the most exciting edition ever in Vancouver / Whistler. Sign up & stay with fellow GB Team riders. Our support team is in place to provide you with everything you need to ride at your peak including guided warm up rides, pro level mechanics & pre race briefings from Olympic and World Champ medallist Bryan Steel.
We have 4 and 6 night packages with the first half of the stay in Vancouver (our base is one of the closest hotels to Stanley Park) and the last half in beautiful Whistler. Unlike most years, the Granfondo is open to everyone and not just those that qualify

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Sportive Weekend Highlights

Sportive Weekend Highlights

  • Enjoy the atmosphere with the GB Team

    It's the one time of the year riders get to be part of a big team. Meet fellow GB riders, warm up together, eat together and celebrate at the end all together. We take over the whole hotel and make it a GB rider village for the UCI Granfondo weekend.

  • Expert race advice

    We are honoured to have the legendary Bryan Steel lead our support team in Vancouver. Bryan has won Olympic & World Championship medals in his long cycling career, is now a leading coach and still rides the UCI Granfondo World Champs each year. He leads our warm up rides and gives his expert advice in our pre race briefing the night before the race.


The UCI World Champs 2020 comes to Canada for a stunning route starting in Stanley Park, Vancouver and finishing in beautiful Whistler.

Why Book With Us

  • Stay at the official Team GB Rider Village
  • Expert coaching from Olympic & World Champ medallist Bryan Steel
  • Pro Level Mechanics
  • Private Feed Stops


Wed 9th Sept

Arrival day for our 6 night packages. It's just a short 25 minute drive. Our mechanics are on hand to help build bikes.

Thur 10th Sept

We have a 50km spin out of Vancouver. It is also arrival day for our 4 night packages. Bryan is with the time triallists supporting their medal efforts.

Fri 11th Sept

Main warm up ride. We have two different 50km options, one flat for those wanting to take it easy and one including the Crystal Mountain climb - 15km at 5.4%. In the afternoon Bryan runs through tips and strategies for the race.

Sat 12th Sept

Race day. An early start and a relatively early finish. We have a private feed on the route and transport your bike boxes to Vancouver where we take over a bar with drinks and snacks to celebrate the race and your journey to the World Champs.

Sun 13th Sept

An optional 50km spin in the mountains from Whistler or a day to relax in town.

Mon 14th Sept

Departure day for the 4 night package or a 50km ride for those staying one more night.

Tues 15th Sept

Departure day for the 6 night package. The drive is 2hrs from Whistler.


Summit Lodge & Hotel

4359 Main St, Whistler, BC V8E 1B5, Canada

  • Lovely boutique hotel in central Whistler
  • Oudoor pool, hot tub & sauna
  • Spa and choice of restaurants
About the Hotel

Our base in Whistler is the 4* Summit Lodge, the number one hotel on Tripadvisor. Relax in the pool or hot tub after a tough ride, take a short stroll into town and celebrate in the bar with fellow GB riders.

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Routes & FAQs

The Routes

Just one route option for the UCI Granfondo World Champs in 2020, the 121km road direct from Vancouver up to Whistler...

Choose the Route

Ride Distance: 121

Elevation gain: 1900

An early (6.30am) start in Stanley Park, Vancouver. Our hotel is one of the closest to the start so you can get some extra precious minutes in bed. The route goes up the main road (Highway 99) on dual carriageway for a lot of it. The first half of the race follows the sound over a mostly flat section before ramping up on the rise to Whistler.


Frequently Asked Questions

Getting There

Fly into Vancouver. We are picking up for all UK & Irish flights on Tues & Thurs before the Granfondo and dropping off for all UK & Irish flights on the Monday & Tuesday after the race.

Documents Required

You will need your Racing License, signed medical certificate and a print out of your race number which will be emailed to you prior to the weekend.

What to Pack

A 6.30am start and mountain finish means some complicated clothing choices. There are few sections of steep gradients so normal gearing should be fine.

Can I ride the event if I don't qualify for the Worlds?

Yes, unlike most years anyone can take part in the GranFondo Whistler.

Travel Packages

Popular Packages

Choose between 4 & 6 night packages. We have single, twin & shared twin options available. If you want to add extra nights, please email us or give us a call.

All Packages Include:

  • 4 nights (2 in Vancouver, 2 in Whistler)
  • or 6 nights (3 in Vancouver, 3 in Whistler)
  • Return airport & bike box transfers
  • Guided rides, mechanic support, private feed stop & pre-race briefing
Mark, Sportive Breaks Rider, 2017: "Sportive Breaks' attention to detail and communication are spot on! Will be back next year. "

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