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red bikesNational Cycling Championships in Buninyong

Major national cycling tournaments are held in Ballarat and Buninyong each year, bringing in many super-fit cyclists with their support teams and enthusiastic crowds of spectators.

The 2017 Road Races will be held 4-8 January in Buninyong and Ballarat

Events in Buninyong:
  • Thursday 5 January - Individual Time Trial
  • Saturday 7 January - Gran Fondo / U23 Road Race
  • Sunday 8 January – Men’s and Women’s Road Race

See Cycling Australia for more info.

Road closures, traffic diversions and parking restrictions are in place throughout Buninyong for the safety of the cyclists, spectators and road users. There is still access to the Buninyong shops by crossing the race route at Cornish Street or Barkly Street.
See details of 2016 road closures and traffic detours in the town: Buninyong road closures - Road races, 9-10 January 2016 and Buninyong road closures - Time Trial, 7 January 2016.


2016 Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships, January 6-10, Ballarat and Buninyong

"The Road to Rio for Australia’s road cyclists will begin at the Mars 2016 Cycling Australia Road National Championships from January 6 in Ballarat. The first Australian Championships of the Olympic year will feature a historic new schedule, headlined by the creation of a ‘Super Sunday’ line up that is set to reach the biggest broadcast audience in the event’s history", said Cycling Australia. 

Buninyong came to life on Thursday 7 January with "the race of truth", the Individual Time Trial on the Buninyong-Mt Mercer circuit. Then the iconic Mt Buninyong circuit was once again the perfect backdrop for the weekend’s racing action.

Thursday 7 January -  Individual Time Trial, Buninyong-Mt Mercer circuit

  • U23 Men 29.3km - 10:30am
  • U23 & Elite Women 29.3km - 12:30pm
  • Elite Men 40.9km - 2:15pm

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Rohan Dennis powers away from the starting ramp; Richie Porte pushes hard up the last hill to the finish; Returning riders pass the 500 metre mark on the home stretch
On the Podium: U23 Women: 1. Emily Roper 2. Ellen Skerritt 3. Jennelle Crooks   Elite women: 1. Katrin Garfoot 2. Shara Gillow 3. Tiffany Cromwell Elite men: 1. Rohan Dennis 2. Richie Porte 3. Sean Lake 

For full results see: Live Results-Cycling Australia

Saturday 9 January - Gran Fondo / U23 Road Race

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Some of the 260 Gran Fondo riders swooping past the Crown Hotel and the Old Buninyong Library

Saturday 9 January - Road Race, Mt Buninyong circuit

  • U23 Men 132.6km - 1pm

Sunday 10 January - Road Race, Mt Buninyong circuit

  • U23 & Elite Women 102km - 8am
  • Elite Men 183.6km - 11:50am

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Elite women cruise past the Crown Hotel and the Buninyong Town Hall before the climb to Mt Buninyong; Amanda Spratt faces the media after her win; Jack Bobridge with a sensational nine-minute break in his lonely but triumphant solo ride at the head of the race; Elite women on the podium; Elite men's pelaton starts the long hard grind up Mt Buninyong;
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Jack Bobridge crosses the line on his own and is congratulated by second-place getter,  Cameron Meyer (final 5  images of Jack Bobridge courtesy of GEM TV)

For full results see: Live Results-Cycling Australia

See Maps of courses and  Cycling Australia for more info


2015 Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships

8 and 10-11 January 2015

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Left: Cadel Evans warms up before the start of the Elite Men's Road Race in Buninyong

Buninyong buzzed with hundreds of cyclists and fans during the 2015 Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships, 8 and 10-11 January 2015. See Cycling Australia for race results and more info.

Below: The Start of the 2015 Women's Road Race with winner, Peta Mullins of Bendigo, near the front of the pelaton
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2015 road nats

The winning breakaway group at the start of the final lap of the 2015 Elite Men's Road Race, showing third place-getter Neil Van Der Ploeg looking anxiously over his shoulder at his rivals including Heinrich Haussler who won and rising star Caleb Ewan who was a close second.

 

See Cycling Australia for full results.


 
2010 Scody Australian Open Road Cycling Championships, 6-10 January 2010

men's u23 start Buninyong hummed in the heatwave as hundreds of super-fit cyclists flashed past crowds of spectators during the Scody Australian Open Road Cycling Championships in January.

The 102 km Women's Elite Road Race was won in punishing heat by Ruth Corset, Qld, in 3h:10:09; with Bridie O'Donnell, Vic, second; and Judith Arndt of Germany third.

On another scorcher, the 163 km Men's Elite Road Race was won by Travis Meyer, WA, in 4h:26:31; with David Kemp, Qld, second; and Damien Turner of Ballarat third.

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2009 Scody Australian Open Road Cycling Championships, 7th - 11th January

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The 102 Km Women's Open Road Race was won by Carla Ryan (time: 3:3:07) and the 163 Km Men's Open was won by Peter McDonald (time: 4h 10:34).

 

2008 Australian Open Road Cycling Championships

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2007 Australian Open Road Cycling Championships

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2008 Australian Cycling Grand Prix

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The 2008 Men's and Women's Victorian Open Road championships were held on the National Open Road Cycling Course in Buninyong on Sunday 17 August 2008 as part of the 2008 Ballarat Australian Cycling Grand Prix.

Left: Lisa Jacobs, cooling down after the 2008 women's road race. Right: The men start the first lap of their race.