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Course overview

  • The challenging and scenic route is one of the only fully closed Gran Fondos in New South Wales.
  • The event will double as a qualifying round for the UCI World Gran Fondo Championships (Poznan, Poland), and all riders will be eligible to gain qualification based on your finished position.
  • The route takes riders through the picturesque localities of Hobbys Yards, Trunkey Creek, Georges Plain, Rockley Mount and Perthville.
  • The Bathurst Cycling Classic B2B 110km Course is conducted as a staggered mass start event with riders seeded according to ability.

Long Course

  • Distance: 110kms
  • Date: Sunday 17 March 2019
  • Individual & Team Entries

longcourse1110km Course – Starting Waves

These are timed events which may mean that the first rider to cross the finish line may not necessarily be the fastest.

Elite Wave

The Elite Wave will be limited to 120 riders CA race membership holders as determined on merit by the CNSW State Handicapper.

Those riders who are not allocated to this wave will be reallocated into the Long Course event.

No team vehicles will be permitted under any circumstances.

Neutral support will be provided by up to 3 vehicles.

 

UCI Men’s Wave - Age Based Wave Starts
Male riders seeking qualification for the UCI World Gran Fondo Championships are encouraged to assemble and depart in this wave. This will give you the best opportunity of riding against fellow riders whom you are riding against for qualifying positions.

Age Category riders will start youngest to oldest, with each age category having a unique colour seat post identification tag. Based on numbers in each age category, groups will be started with a small break between each age category.

See wave order below

UCI Women’s Wave – One Complete Wave

All women participating in the Long Course event will start in the same wave. There is no age category starting order, but qualification into the UCI World Gran Fondo Championships will be by age category.

See wave order below

UCI Age Categories

There are 8 different age categories for both men and women:
19-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60-64
65+

Age categories are defined by the riders’ age on December 31st of that year. UCI Gran Fondo World Series who move into the next age category in the following year are automatically qualified for that age category. Age category riders are eligible for all category wins.

Long CourseRecreational Waves

For riders who wish to ride the course at their own pace and who do not wish to be grouped with riders who are riding to qualify for their Age Category. Riders will remain eligible for qualification should their times place them within the top 25% for the age category. Recreation Category riders will start after Age Category riders, fastest to slowest according to the riding speed selected when entering.

Riders for all waves other than Elite will start in groups averaging 100 riders and will leave at 8.45am and thereafter at 2min intervals.

Recreational Wave Classifications:

40 km/hour plus
35-40 km/hour
30-35 km/hour
25-30 km/hour
20-25 km/hour

 

Wave Order

110km Course Waves (Times may be subject to change. Please check the schedule closer to the date of the event)

1. 8:30am - Elite Wave
2. 8:40am - UCI Men (17-18, 19-34, 35-39) – 17-18 can not qualify for WGFC
3. 8:45am - UCI Men (40-44, 45-49)
4. 8:55am - UCI Women (all)
5. 9:10am - UCI Men (50-54, 55-59)
6. 9:15am - UCI Men (60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+)
7. 9:25am - Recreational Wave 1
8. 9:30am - Recreational Wave 2

70km Waves: from 10:00am (Times may be subject to change. Please check the schedule closer to the date of the event)

1. Wave 1
2. Wave 2
3. Wave 3