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2024 AusCycling Gran Fondo National Championships Results

20 Australian amateur cyclists crowned Gran Fondo National Champions at in Ballarat, Australia

The 11.6 km course was a challenging lap that featured the the iconic Mt. Buninyong climb with gradients up up to 10 and a 5.2% average gradient. which the peloton had to tackle 5 times for a total of 58 km. The course followed the exact same course that Australia's best cyclists. With support all through the ride including Aid Stations, moto scouts, mechanical support and closed roads.

The racing as was fierce and the starting field quickly broke up as the quickest riders broke away and the rest of the field re-grouped and started to work together.

After the ride, riders entered the Athlete Recovery Zone where they put up their feet up after a big afternoon in the saddle, enjoying free beer and food on arrival to the zone. 

F1 Star Valtteri Bottas kicked off his New Year with a gruelling cycling endurance event in Australia, ahead of his World Championship hopes. The Finn, who will race for the renamed Sauber squad ‘Stake F1’ in 2024, headed along to Buninyong in Australia for a national event, the Auscycling Gran Fondo National Championship road race at Mount Buninyong. Despite still being only 34, Bottas was entered into the older 35 to 39-year-old class, where he finished in 21st. His time of 1 hour 31 minutes was just 10 minutes off the fastest times set in the event.

2024 AusCycling Gran Fondo National Champions

F19-34 Hayley Jones 1:33:26
M19-34 Sebastian Barrett 1:21:20
F34-39 Nicole Mitsigeorgis 1:31:56
M35-39 Rhys Clarke 1:20:16
F40-44 Heidi Buntrock 1:34:02
M40-44 Stephan Lane 1:19:26
F45-49 Nicole Oh 1:34:31
M45-49 Matt Sparnon 1:21:11
F50-54 Kelly Phuah 1:38:02
M50-54 Chris Ling 1:20:07
F55-59 Doris Harr 1:35:26
M55-59 Steve Drake 1:23:38
F60-64 Anne Louise Cosgrove 1:49:18
M60-64 Alan Nelson 1:24:21
F65-69 Joanna Stewart 1:45:31
M65-69 Peter Ritchie 1:31:17
F70-74 Robyn Baker 2:13:49
M70-74 Roger Cull 1:29:11
M75-79 George Goodrope 1:47:10
M80+ Val Usatoff 1:35:25

Link to 2024 AusCycling Gran Fondo National Championships Results results: https://my.raceresult.com/273784/results