AusCycling | Hundreds tackle Mt Buninyong climb in McDonald's Gran Fondo National Championships 

Hundreds tackle Mt Buninyong climb in McDonald's Gran Fondo National Championships 


To view the full gallery and to purchase any images, please visit Jean-Pierre Ronco's website

More than 700 riders experienced riding on one of Australia's most iconic road circuits as they took part in the 2022 McDonald's Gran Fondo National Championships at the Federation University Road National Championships on Saturday 15 January.

A Gran Fondo is a mass-participation road cycling event for recreational riders of all abilities. The 2022 field contained a broad range of cyclists from across Australia who entered the event with a range of personal goals, from posting the fastest time in their age category to simply finishing the challenging course.


Riders contested five laps on fully closed roads, with the famous 11.6-kilometre course including multiple climbs up Mt Buninyong, which boasts a fierce 5.2% average gradient.

Champions were crowned across 20 age categories ranging from 19 to over 75, with Megan Armitage (1:34:55) and Cameron Fraser (1:29:54) posting the fastest times in the male and female categories, respectively.


Category Winners

  • Female | 19-34 Years Megan Armitage
  • Female | 35-39 Years Bree Playel
  • Female | 40-44 Years Tracy Falbo
  • Female | 45-49 Years Dayna Davidson
  • Female | 50-54 Years Kelly Phuah
  • Female | 55-59 Years Deborah Latouf
  • Female | 60-64 Years Anne-Louise Cosgrove
  • Female | 65-69 Years Lyn Vasudeva
  • Female | 70-74 Years Cecilia Digenis
  • Male | 19-34 Years Cameron Fraser
  • Male | 35-39 Years Kyle Marwood
  • Male | 40-44 Years Jay Phillpotts
  • Male | 45-49 Years Chris Ling
  • Male | 50-54 Years James Taylor
  • Male | 55-59 Years Stephen Kilpatrick
  • Male | 60-64 Years Alan Nelson
  • Male | 65-69 Years Roger Cull
  • Male | 70-74 Years Lindsay Burgoyne
  • Male | 75+ Years John Horsburgh



To view the full gallery of images, and to purchase any images from the day, please visit Jean-Pierre Ronco's website



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