On a warm Sunday morning over 7000 Australian cyclists participated in Tour de Brisbane, with many trying to qualify for the 2023 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships by finishing in the top 25%.
Riding on completely closed roads, the fastest women was 26 year-old Phoebe Kelly, who completed the 110 kilometers long race in 3:00:21, followed by Kim Rasker (3:07:32) and Vanessa Nanfra (3:09:01).
After finishing sixth in 2022, Keeno Dytor stepped up to the top of the men’s podium this year, winning from a small group of seven elite riders. He stopped the clock at 2:50:57, followed one second later by Ben Gully and Benjamin McDonough.
In the Tour de Brisbane Gran Fondo Time Trial, Ben Gully was fastest, finishing the 20.1 kilometer long individual time trial in 33:00, with Michelle Tickner the fastest women at 36:40.
Across all gran fondo age/gender categories, 452 riders qualified to participate in the UCI Gran Fondo World Championship taking place in Scotland next August, with the men’s 50-54 category the producing the largest qualifying group at 68 riders.
Complete Tour de Brisbane Gran Fondo results HERE.
Complete Tour de Brisbane Gran Fondo Time Trial results HERE
Photo Credit: Tour de Brisbane
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