This is your chance to ride the course that will decide the 2020 Federation University Road National Champion.
The Gran Fondo National Championship is back, are you ready to take on the challenge?
The Federation University Road National Gran Fondo Championship will return in 2020! Make sure you're ready for Saturday the 11th of January to take on the iconic Mt. Buninyong climb on completely closed roads.
It's the same course that will decide the Male and Female Australian National Road Race Champions for 2020 and we are giving you the chance to get out on the course and race it for yourself.
Take on the course, the clock or just challenge yourself in this Gran Fondo ride, we invite everyone to get out there and get on their bikes to experience one of Australia's best and most iconic climbs.
Entries are $75 per person (enter before September 23rd and save $20), and for the first time we are holding a teams category, so now there's no excuse to get your mates together and get out on the road.
The 2020 course will follow the exact same course that Australia's best cyclists will be racing, the ride has been moved to start at 5pm on Saturday the 11th of January so there is plenty of time to get organised and to the start line for one of Australia's best and most iconic Gran Fondo rides. With support all through the ride including Aid Station, moto scouts, mechanical support and closed roads, this the best way to take on Mt. Buninyong 5.2% average gradient.
After the ride, you are invited to the Gran Fondo Athlete Recovery Zone where you can put your feet up after a big afternoon in the saddle. We will help your recovery with a free beer and food on arrival to the zone. We look forward to hearing all the stories from out on the road there.
This is the only way to ride the official 2020 Federation University Road Nationals Road Race Course with completely closed roads and a crowd cheering you on. We are offering you the unique chance to ride the same course that will decide Australia's next National Road Race Champion.
This year we have introduced a teams category into the Nationals Gran Fondo. All you have to do is register your team name when you enter the event and the invite 2 of your mates to join.
There will be winners for both men and women and in the following combined age groups.
Age groups: by total age of the youngest three members according to the 2020 year.
Example: If there are 3 riders of ages 35, 40 and 44 then their age group is 90+ because their cumulative age is 119.
Don't worry, you will still be eligible to win the individual category as well! If you have already entered as an individual and want to join a team, please email EntryBoss at email@example.com and they will be able to help.
See you there!
Rider Benefits List:
- Completely closed roads
- SIS Nutrition packs
- Numbered Timing
- 1st place from each category will gain automatic entry into the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships
- Rider Guide, including Safety Briefing information
- AID Station Food and Drinks
- Mechanical Support
- SAG Wagon Support
- Medical Support
- Police Support
- Moto Scout Support
- Exclusive access to the Gran Fondo Recovery Area with complimentary food and drink
Here's what you need to know to make this Gran Fondo the best ever!
Date: Saturday the the 11th of January
Start Time: 5pm
Cost: $75 per person (Early Bird Price $55, valid until 23rd September)
Location: Warrenheip St, Buninyong
Distance: 5 laps or 2 and a half hours on course
Format: Fully Closed Road Age Group Qualifier for UCI Gran Fondo World Championships
Age Groups: 18-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54,
55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+ (Age is as of 1st January)
Minimum age: 16 years on 1 January 2020 (riders under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult)