Kyle Perry set a new course record at the flat-as-a-cornfield 2019 Rollfast Gran Fondo in Indiana, USA on September 15.
Perry’s winning time of 3:42:55, broke the old record of 3:44:59 by 2 minutes. He averaged 26.91mph for the 100 mile course and finished in front of Sergio Ascenco 3:42:57 and Jonathon Jacob 3:43:59.
Arielle Coy won the women’s race in 3:47:42, with Laurie Elmore 2nd at 4:13:55 and Molly Birt 3rd at 4:20:16.
Both Coy and Perry each earned $1500 cash and title of 2019 Gran Fondo World Tour World Champion.
229 riders participated in the 100 mile event, where a large pack created ideal conditions for a fast race. 85 riders finished within a few minutes of Perry’s winning time and earned a coveted SUB4 (hour) belt buckle, making Perry’s 2-minute solo victory all the more impressive.
2019 Rollfast Gran Fondo results here.
GRAN FONDO CALENDAR NORTH AMERICA here
GRAN FONDO CALENDAR EUROPE here
GRAN FONDO CALENDAR UK GREAT BRITAIN here