Tour de Brisbane 2020 Course sets Riders into a Spin
Cyclists around the world are buzzing today following the release of the course of the second annual Tour de Brisbane UCI Gran Fondo World Series bike ride scheduled for Sunday 5 April 2020
After a hugely successful inaugural event, the Tour de Brisbane will showcase Brisbane City once again on the world sporting stage.
The Tour de Brisbane sets itself apart by being one of the only UCI Gran Fondo World Series events held on fully closed inner city roads in the world and offers a range of distances including the 120km, a 60km, 30km and a Free Community Ride.
The unique program of events lends itself to first timers, recreational riders, families, as well as professional racers.
Supported by world renowned cyclist Robbie McEwen and Ironman World Champion Craig Alexander as official Tour de Brisbane ambassadors, the course starts and finishes from central South Bank and encapsulates the most iconic landmarks of Brisbane including the Story Bridge, Inner CBD, Legacy Way Tunnel, Centenary Motorway, Inner City Bypass, Go Between Bridge and Mount Coot-Tha.
Race Director Mike Crawley says that he continues to be amazed at the commitment by Brisbane City Council and the Queensland State Government to deliver this event and support the growth in cycling and sports tourism.
“Brisbane is quickly becoming well known as Australia’s cycling capital. With considerable investment in cycling infrastructure and a dedicated local cycling cohort, it is exciting to see this event compliment the future growth of the sport in Queensland,” says Crawley.
It was also announced last night that the ‘The Buzz at Muzz’ Criterium will return on Saturday 4 April. Held at the Murarrie Recreation Reserve, the criterium has been included in the Tour de Brisbane program and has also been granted UCI Elite status on the international calendar.
“We anticipate that this will attract cycling enthusiasts from around the world to take part in a fast- paced event before they hit the roads on Sunday, and also allows spectators to get up close and personal to the action” says Crawley.
It is expected overall participation over the weekend to double to 6,000 for April 2020 with over 45% of riders already registered for the Tour de Brisbane being new entries.
To view the new course or to secure your Early Bird entry visit www.tourdebrisbane.org