GRAN FONDO Readers’ Survey 2017 – These are the winners

In our annual reader survey, we asked you for your wildest thoughts, your irritations and your ideas – and more than 3,800 of you participated – thank you! By taking our survey and helping us to make GRAN FONDO Magazine even better, you had the chance to win an Open U.P.P.E.R. Framekit, a brand new Focus Paralane Factory and one of Shimano’s new Ultegra R8000 groupsets. These are the lucky winners:

Congrats to Christian from Germany, this is your prize!

Open U.P.P.E.R. Framekit

A beautifully crafted bike, that defies all attempts to put in any category: The Open U.P.P.E.R. combines a performance-oriented cross/road geometry & parts with clearance for mountain bike tires. So you can ride anywhere, and ride fast. The frame weights only 880g (size m) and comes equipped with Opens own fork for 160mm discs and 12mm thru-axle.

Visit for more information about the U.P.P.E.R.!

Congrats to Stuart from the UK, this is your prize!

Focus Paralane Factory

The new FOCUS PARALANE is far more than just a standard endurance racing bike. The goal of FOCUS’ Stuttgart-based development team was clearly defined at the start of the project – to develop a racing bike with ideal ride characteristics for long distances on a variety of road surfaces and to combine this with innovative technical solutions to create the most exciting bike of its kind. You’re caught in the grip of road cycling, enamoured with the sense of speed and liberty. The PARALANE takes these sensations to new levels with its ground-breaking versatility. Finishing high in the rankings alongside friends at a Gran Fondo or tracing a spectacular route over never-ridden-before gravel roads: it’s all possible.

For more information about the Focus Paralane, head to

Congrats to Simon from Germany, this is your prize!

Shimano Ultegra R8000 Gruppe

Shimanos new Ultegra R8000 groupset is the ultimate upgrade for every roadbike! It’s adjustable and ergonomically optimized design provides top performance under all conditions. We’re giving away the complete group set (mechanical, non-disc).

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All winners have been informed by email and replied already, so if you happen to share the name but haven’t had any contact with us, it’s not you, sorry.