Tour de Brisbane for urban racing in Australia’s third largest city

The Tour de Brisbane is part of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series since 2019 and is a first of its kind in Australia with start and finish in the city center featuring 110km of fully closed city roads. With five technical turns, four expressways, three tunnels, two bridges, and one major mountain climb - this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to ride in the Sunshine State of Queensland.

4000 riders have signed up for the Granfondo with another 2000 community riders. The race had to be postponed in April for the pandemic but is well scheduled to take place this weekend.

The course starts in the heart of Brisbane at Gregory Terrace and the Brisbane Showgrounds, and begins with a loop through the city, crossing the Brisbane River.

The first part going south out of the city is totally flat on big major roads before returning to the city where the main difficulty of the day is waiting: Mount Coot-tha, a 2km climb at 9% with a top at only 16km before the finish. After the downhill, there are only a few kilometers left. Total elevation is 1368m.

The time trial who had been scheduled earlier had to be dropped because of the pandemic.

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