The 9th edition of the Amy's Granfondo was again a big success with a lot of riders enjoying the scenic roads and climbs of the Colac Otway and final towards the finish along the Great Ocean Road and Surf Coast.
Unless the chilly temperatures at the start and rain in the end, 3500 riders took part to try and beat their time of last year, challenge their friends or just have a good time on their bike. Apart from the Granfondo, also a shorter mediofondo and family fondo were part of the program as well as a gravel fondo.
The males 35-39 age group appeared to be the fastest category with finally Aaron Groot outsprinting 7 other riders in Lorne to be the overall fastest of the day. Damien Bovalino and Elar Kalda joined him on the podium in an average speed of 39.4 km/h
The fastest female on the new 130km course was Justine Barrow (F40-44) in an average speed of 37.0 km/h. She was more than 5 minutes faster than Kathryn Woolston (F50-54) and Katie Banerjee (F45-49) who both won their respective age groups.
A total of 20.000 $ prizemoney was given to the different age groups and KOM rankings.