The 2024 Tour de Brisbane is ready for another great edition, with over 6500 enthusiastic riders set to participate in the cycling extravaganza. Among them, 2000 riders are gearing up for the granfondo road race scheduled for Sunday, following a thrilling time trial on Saturday.

Saturday’s time trial, now in its third edition, will unfold in Mount Walker, situated an hour southwest of Brisbane. The course spans a 17.7km out-and-back loop along a flat, swift road, featuring a U-turn midway. Notably, this time trial also serves as the Oceania Time Trial Championships.

Sunday’s main event, the 110km granfondo, promises a great experience through Brisbane’s cityscape. Beginning adjacent to Bowen Bridge Road, cyclists will embark on a scenic route traversing various urban districts. The pinnacle challenge arises at the 90km mark with the challenging ascent of Mount Coot Tha, a gruelling 2km climb boasting an average gradient of 9%. This hard obstacle promises to segregate the field before a thrilling descent towards the finish line, just 16km away.