Founded in 1952, the Jayco Herald Sun Tour is Australia’s oldest cycling stage race.
The race is owned and backed by the Herald Sun newspaper, Australia’s largest daily and part of the global NewsCorp Australia. The Tour is a UCI sanctioned 2.1, and is a major professional teams-based event which includes some of the best cyclists from Australia and all over the world.
The event provides a platform for upcoming Australian riders to race against the world’s best.
In 2016, the event welcomed its first reigning Tour de France Champion, as Chris Froome joined the peloton and rode away on the final climb on Arthur’s Seat to claim the yellow jersey.
In 2017, Froome returns with Team Sky to do battle against an Orica Bike Exchange team that includes star climber Esteban Chaves, on a brand new course that includes some of Victoria’s best mountain climbs.