Riders are calling it "the toughest race in years"

A perfect morning dawned in Gatton on Saturday 03 August 2013 with light winds and moderate temperatures for the 31st running of the upperlimb.com Cunningham Classic.

WIth registration open from 7:30am and racing commencing  9:00am, there was plenty of time for the wind speed to pick-up and it became apparent that the strong westerly winds which have been been uncharacteristically missing in the last few years were set to make their return to the race.

Riders enjoyed reasonably moderate conditions on their way from the start line at Dennis Minson Drive in Gatton to the top of the Main Range for the Avantiplus The Valley King of the Mountain however from there, the westerly wind blowing across the continental plateau made descending a decelerating experience and the going tough.

A long push through head and cross winds along the New England Highway and in through Allora split most of the races up before small groups and solo breakaways hit the finish line in Warwick.

The upperlimb.com Cunningham Classic has earned its reputation as Queensland's toughest and most prestigious one-day road race classic with a combination of a challenging course and tough conditions.  To simply finish the race is an impressive feat, and to earn one of the prizes on offer guarantees a rider admiration from their peers.  

Kangaroo Point Cycling Club would like to extend a sincere thank-you to Cycling Queensland, Commissaires, volunteers, riders and supporters of the 31st running of the upperlimb.com Cunningham Classic.   

Official results are available through the upperlimb.com Cunningham Classic website. 

Photographs are available through the  upperlimb.com Cunningham Classic website. 

Kangaroo Point Cycling Club looks forward to welcoming riders back to Gatton on Saturday 02 August 2014 for the 32nd running of the upperlimb.com Cunningham Classic