Photos by Will Schouten (@___willem___)
It appears there were some fast riders and great conditions at this year’s Victoria Divide grand depart, with eight riders completing the 550km route in under 48 hours. Although the route has changed slightly over the years, the inaugural 2019 record was just under 40 hours and last year’s record by Lewis Ciddor was 44 hours, so a having multiple riders complete the route in under 40 hours is impressive, to say the least. The route starts in Melbourne, following the Yarra River northeast before climbing up into the mountains on dirt roads, 4WD tracks, and even a little singletrack, finishing at the Murray River in Wodonga.
Stephen Lane (@drslane) rode for 22.5 hours straight before he stopped for a total of 60 minutes, sleeping for just 20. His final time was 38 hours, 14 minutes. His numbers show a total distance of 552km and 12,781 meters of elevation gain.
Sub 48 Hour Finishers
- Stephen Lane 38 hours, 14 minutes
- Callum McNamara 38 hours, 42 minutes
- Adam Rozsa 43 hours, 34 minutes
- Matthew Browne 43 hours, 34 minutes
- Ryan Flinn 45 hours, 30 minutes
- Emma Flukes 46 hours, 34 minutes
- Oscar Nitz 46 hours, 57 minutes
- Luke Buckthorpe 47 hours, 21 minutes
There are still lots of riders still on route, follow along live here.
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