2020 UCI Gran Fondo World Series continued this past weekend down under in Lorne, Australia at Amy’s Gran Fondo.

1133 riders raced the 130km UCI course, trying to qualify in their age group for the 2020 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Vancouver, Canada next September.

The first rider to punch a ticket to the World Championships was Aaron Groot, no relation to fictional Marvel superhero, who won an 8-up sprint in the M35-39 age group to finish in 3:17:55 with an average speed of 39.4 km/hr.

Justine Barrow (W40-44) was the fastest women at 3:30:34.

The largest age group was M50-54 with 208 riders, where Tim Jameison took the sprint win in 3:32:43.

Riders also tested their mettle up Amy’s Wall, a 22% 110 meter hill climb challenge won by Simon Mattiaccio in 14.488 seconds.

In all, 226 riders finished in the top 20% of their age group and qualified for the 2020 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships.

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