In 2006, when the world’s elite athletes came to Melbourne for the Commonwealth Games, the cycle road race went up and down Punt Road on quite a vicious little course. It’s a real struggle up that hill and they went up Anderson Street as well, so it was quite a tough little course. And it was won by two Australians, Matthew Hayman won the men’s and Natalie Bates won the women’s.
In 2006 the cycling road race of the Commonwealth Games went up the Punt Road Hill. And was won by two Australians.