Course Overview

Race Start:     10:30am – Apex Park, Clements St, Wangaratta

Anticipated Finish time:   15:15pm – Bogong High Plains Rd,  Falls Creek

As the Tour heads in to the high country serious climbing will sort out the pecking order.  Froome v Chaves and whoever can stand the heat over Tawonga Gap and the 29 km grind up Falls Creek.





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For a street by street description of the stage route, download PDF of the 2017_jhst_mocka_stage-1 

The Word from the Race Director

“We were always planning a tough course, however when we locked in Chaves and Froome we decided a stage including Tawonga Gap and Falls Creek was perfect!

It’s a long climb to the finish but I don’t believe the race will be over on day one.  There are some really good climbers in the field so the big guns won’t be too far out in front.  What an opportunity for a youngster to take on the best and really make a name for himself”


Viewing Points & Times


Key viewing points include –

  • Wangaratta – Apex Park, Clements St – Approx Time 10:30am
  • Myrtleford – Great Alpine Rd – Approx Time 11:35am
  • Bright – Great Alpine Rd – Approx Time 12:25pm
  • Tawonga Gap – Tawonga Gap Rd – Approx Time 12:50pm
  • Mount Beauty – Lakeside Ave – Approx Time 2:10pm
  • Falls Creek – Bogong High Plains Rd – Approx Time 2:25pm to 3:15pm




Driving from Melbourne

To Wangaratta:                 251 km / 2 hours 40 minutes

To Falls Creek:                   385 km / 4 hours 30 minutes

Public Transport

V Line operate a variety of regional public transport services throughout Victoria.


Road Closures


The Jayco Herald Sun Tour aims to minimise the impact on local communities.  However, some road closures will apply. Residents and business directly impacted by the road closures will receive written notification prior to the event


Road closures will be implemented in Wangaratta as follows:

Location:             Clements St, Wangaratta

Date:                     Thursday 2nd February

Time:                     6:00 am to 12:30 pm

Details:                 Closed between Wangaratta Rd & Bickerton St


Road closures will be implemented in Falls Creek as follows:

Location:             Bogong High Plains Rd, Falls Creek

Date:                     Thursday 2nd February

Time:                     10:00 am to 6:30 pm

Details:                  Full details will be available closer to the event


Rolling Road Closures

The Jayco Herald Sun Tour operates under a rolling road closure implemented by Victoria Police.  As the race travels along the course the roads will be temporarily closed for the race to pass through safely.

Motorists will be stopped by Victoria Police and asked to pull over to the side of the road until the race passes.  Delays of up to 15 minutes may be experienced.  If travelling on roads used by the race please allow extra time to complete your journey.

Tour Village

Experience the excitement of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour Village.  Activities include

  • Rider interviews
  • Sponsor activations & displays
  • Family entertainment
  • Live commentary
  • Schools activations
  • Post race presentations


Location:                                         Clements St, Wangaratta

Time:                                                  9:00 am to 10:30 am

Falls Creek

Location:                                          Bogong High Plains Rd, Falls Creek

Times:                                                1:30 pm to 3:00 pm



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