Rain and cold for Giant Seorak Gran Fondo Warriors

Under a non-stop rain and 9 Degrees of themperature, the South Korean riders Song Jumi in woman and Choe Geeniyong in man category takes the leader of the Gran Fondo World Tour ®  with 1.100 points for each

3.995 participants join the 10th edition of Giant Seorak Gran Fondo, part of this  Gran Fondo World Tour ® season as Asia stage. With 208 km for long distance with 4 mountain passes , some of them with averaged miles of around 12% degree; the challenge proposed by the race manager Mr Kiseok Uhm and the rain; drive the participant to maybe one of the hardest gran Fondo events in Asia actually.

Seorak National Park in Inje Region, situated at the north east of South Korea, offers an amazing natural landscape with mineral spring sources, vegetation and a real mountain slopes to challenge the participants in two distance Gran Fondo and Medio Fondo.

After this first inclusion in Gran Fondo World Tour ® the commitment for next season is to expand the international participation in this “top” class organization event and push hard with a Gran Fondo World Championship  ® Ladies Edition distance to increase the presence of woman in the event. Including a strong involvement of Giant and LIV, as woman segment bet of the prestigious Taiwaneese manufacturer.

The world tour have next stop in two weeks in Almaty region, with 3rth edition of Gran Fondo Kazakhstan, Tour of Zhetysu where the current leaders will have the chace to keep the position and figth for the final 36.000 USD in prizes. There are 10.000, 5.000 and 2.000 USD for top 3 in man and woman category.  The event will be on 26-27 may in Almaty Region.

check out info about Kazakhstan event in info@granfondoworldtour.com

Current standings are:

Top 10 man:

Choi Jinyong 1.100 Song Joomi 1.100
Daniel Marquard 1.094 Sandra Boesiger 1.078
Kim Junhyun 1.085 Lee Sunghee 1.065
Lee Doosik 1.078 Kim Jungsook 1.046
Kim Kiho 1.071 Jung Chanmi 1.029
Kim Doyoon 1.063 Son Joongbun 1.011
Son Mansoo 1.056 Jung Hyunpil 994
Kim Mingwan 1.048 Ryu Jihye 976
Myer Andreas 1.041 Park Hyunsun 959
Moon Bogyeong 1.033 Son Myungsook 941

Check ranking updates and next at www.granfondoworldtour.com