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A sportif or Gran Fondo as the Italians call it, is a long distance, organised, mass-participation cycling event, typically held annually. Many cyclists use sportifs to challenge themselves in a personal battle against the distance or beat their PB. Some will ride the event like a race while others will take it easy and enjoy the surroundings.

Bupa Challenge Tour
Cadels Road Race
Audax Alpine Classic
Forrest Grape Ride
Newcrest Orange Challenge
Peaks Challenge - Falls Creek
Bobbin Head Cycle Classic
Bathurst Cycling Classic
Clare Classic
Grafton to Inverell
Velothon Sunshine Coast
Noosa Classic
Amy's Gran Fondo
Gong Ride
Around the Bay
Spring Cycle
SCC's Ride for a Reason R4R
Fitz's Challenge
L'Étape Australia
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