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Course Overview

Start:     Federation Square, Melbourne

 

Finish:   Queensbridge Square, Melbourne

 

The Jayco Herald Sun Tour will kick off with an exciting, spectator friendly 2.1 km Individual Time Trial through the heart of Melbourne.

Rolling straight off the Federation Square stage the course will feature some technical sections before a flat and fast finish along Southbank promenade.

 

The Word from the Race Director
“The prologue has the potential to be a defining stage.  15 seconds lost or gained could really define the Tour.   If one of the stars took it a bit easy and lost time that could be crucial”

 

Viewing Points

  • Federation Square – watch the riders start on the Federation Square stage and fly past Flinders Street Station and across the Yarra River.
  • Alexandra Gardens – relax as the race passes through the gardens and travels along Boathouse Drive.
  • Southbank – Enjoy the fast finish from one of the many bars and restaurants along Southbank whilst enjoying views of the iconic Yarra River.
  • Queensbridge Square – join the crowd at the finish line and enjoy the atmosphere of the Tour Village. You will have the best seat in the house and the added bonus of the big screen, live commentary and post race presentations.

Transport

Located in the heart of Melbourne there are a number of public transport options to get you to the event.  To plan your trip use the Public Transport Victoria journey planner – www.ptv.vic.gov.au

Bike racks will also be provided for anyone who does to ride their bike to the event. What better way to come along to an amazing night of cycling than to ride your bike to and from the event!

Road Closures

A road closure will be implemented for the duration of the event:

Location:                          Boathouse Drive, Melbourne

Date:                                   Wednesday 1st February

Time:                                  3:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Details:                               No access to Boathouse Drive from Alexandra Avenue

Tour Village

Experience the excitement of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour Village.

Activities at Federation Square include:

  • Team Presentation
  • Watch the athletes warm up in the team marquee zone
  • Sponsor activations & displays
  • Live DJ
  • Live family entertainment
  • Live commentary
  • Restaurants & Bars
  • Cycling Victoria awards presentations

Activities at Queensbridge Square include:

  • Live screen
  • Live commentary
  • Sponsor activations & displays
  • Restaurants & Bars
  • Chinese New Year displays