The 2015 Jayco Herald Sun Tour will again start with an exciting, spectator friendly stage through the heart of Melbourne. The 2.1 kilometre individual time trial will this time start from the stage in Federation Square with the international field having to negotiate a technical but brilliant route that will see thousands of cycling fans cheering a world class field along this stunning course.

The riders will race against the clock to see who will end the day in the leader's Yellow Jersey and take the applause from the crowd. The course has a few challenging turns and short climbs but finishes with a flat, fast run along South Bank promenade. Teams will be presented prior to the start of the KordaMentha Real Estate Prologue in Federation Square and there will be plenty of great spectator points throughout the stage.

Get yourself a front row seat at one of the many restaurants in SouthBank, relax in Alexander Gardens or feel the tension build as riders depart from Federation Square.

The KordaMentha Real Estate Prologue is proudly presented by Korda MenthaReal Estate.

 

Viewing Points

KordaMentha Real Estate Prologue - Melbourne

Federation Square

Federation Square

Flinders Street Station

Flinders Street Station

Alexandra Gardens

Alexandra Gardens

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Southbank

Although the Prologue is only a short course, it takes in some of the best sights that Melbourne has to offer. The Prologue starts this year in Federation Square and riders catch a glimpse of historic Flinders Street Station as they cross the Yarra River. Riders turn left over the bridge and take a lap around Alexandra Gardens. The Prologue then races along the straight through Southbank, infront of some of the best bars and restaurants the city has to offer. There are plenty of places to enjoy a post-Prologue drink whilst watching the Yarra River drift by under the magnificent Melbourne skyline.

 

Download Mocka - Course map and route description.

Melbourne

visionsofvictoria1378259-302Melbourne is a city that knows how to live.  Choose from high-end cuisine to low brow rock gigs, plays, festivals and blockbuster sporting events, all taking place across a city full of parks, gardens and historic architecture.

Laneways and byways - Explore historic arcade and laneways lined with fine dining restaurants, chic cafes, hidden bars and fashion boutiques or head to one of the many lush gardens throughout the city.

Cheer on you heroes - Discover Melbourne's obsession with football, cricket, soccer and just about anyting else that involves working up a sweat.  Head to the sports precinct to visit the hallowed ground of the MCG.

Festival Fever - In Melbourne everything has its own festival!  From food, film, art and music festivals to celebrations of writing, anime, design and projections - get involved and experience the city through the arts.

For more information about Melbourne, click here.

Transport

Get to the KordaMentha Real Estate Prologue: Melbourne CBD

The Prologue will take place in the heart of Melbourne and during the city's busy evening commute from work.

Taking the tram, train or bus towwards Flinders St or nearby is the quickest, cheapest and only stress-free way of travelling to the Prologue site!

Visit PTV to plan your trip.

Parking

KordaMentha Real Estate Prologue – Melbourne CBD - Wednesday 4th February

Start at Federation SquareFinish at Southbank

Park at Secure Parking, 114 Flinders St or 300 Flinders St for just $4 after 4pm

Book your Prologue parking online at www.secureparking.com.au/jhst for either parking station and use the code JHST to prebook for just $4 for the evening when you come in to watch the KordaMentha Real Estate Prologue starting at Federation Square.

 

The best other way to get to the KordaMentha Real Estate Prologue is via Public Transport. Plan your trip with the PTV Journey Planner. Flinders Street Station is conveniently positioned between the start and finish areas.

Road Closures

Melbourne
Road Name Location Closure Date(s) Closure Times
Boathouse Dr. Boathouse Dr. WED 4 FEB 3:00pm to 11:30pm

 

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