Course Overview

Date Friday 7 February 2020
Location Bright to Wangaratta
Format Road Race
Course Distance 178.1 km
Start Time 10am, Mountbatten Ave, Bright
Estimated Finish 2:15pm approx, Swan St, Wangaratta
Categories Elite Men

 

The longest stage in the race with a possible sprint finish certainly won’t be an easy ride, especially those with tired legs after stage 2. It’s hard not to see a break go on the early climb over Tawonga Gap, and if the peloton hits the hill hard the sprinters will have some chasing to do through the Kiewa Valley. Another easier climb over Rosewhite Gap should continue to favour the aggressors of the peloton, and again have the fast men feeling the pace.

However, being a long stage there are plenty of kilometres from Rosewhite to Wangaratta, so the possibility of a bunch sprint is real.

 

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2020 Jayco Herald Sun Tour – Bright Velo Men Stage 3 – Bright to Wangaratta

Men Stage 3 map

Check out the stage on Strava 

 

The Word from the Race Director – Scott McGrory

“Bright is the jewel in the outdoor activity crown of this region, and a regular holiday destination for me and many of the Australian riders. With most likely a pure climber in the leader’s jersey, Bright is the ideal place to depart for the longest stage of the Tour as the locals understand and respect what it takes to conquer the big climbs of the Alpine Shire.”

Stage Profile

 

Race Schedule

Please note: Times are subject to change
Event Time
Race Start 10am
Anticipated Race Finish 2.15pm
Race Presentations 2.30pm approx

Viewing Points

Key viewing points include:

Location Approx Time
Start – Bright, Mountbatten Ave 10am
KOM 1 Start – Germantown, Tawonga Gap Rd 10:20am
KOM 1 Finish – Germantown, Tawonga Gap Rd 10:30am
KOM 2 Start –  Kancoona, Running Creek Rd 11:22am
KOM 2 Finish –  Kancoona, Running Creek Rd 11:29am
Sprint 1 – Myrtleford, Myrtle St 12:08pm
Feed Zone – Myrtleford, Great Alpine Rd 12:12pm
Sprint 2 – Glenrowan, Glenrowan Rd 1:40pm
KOM 3 Start – Taminick Gap Rd, Taminick 1:54pm
KOM 3 Finish – Taminick Gap Rd, Taminick 1:58pm
Finish – Wangaratta, Swan St 2:15pm

 

Please Note: The above times are based on an estimated average speed across the whole race. The average speed could be different dependant on a number of factors such as weather, so be sure to not miss out by getting into position early to see the riders race through.

 

Bright Tour Village

Location:              Bright Centenary Park, Mountbatten Ave, Bright

Times:                   9:00am – 10:00am

Thanks to the support of Bright Brewery and Alpine Shire Council, the Bright tour village will feature a breakfast with Olympic gold medallist and Race Director, Scott McGrory.

Bunch and Breaky – Bunch ride departs CyclePath bike shop at 6am heading for Taronga Gap and back. Post bunchie, breaky is on thanks to Bright Brewery. Ride chat and mingle with tour commentators Matt Keenan and David McKenzie.

Cycling & Co – kids skills session and bike checks. Kids will have fun learning bike tips and have fun riding with friends. FREE to participate.

 

 

Wangaratta Tour Village

Location:        Wareena Park, Swan St, Wangaratta

Times:            1.30pm – 3pm

Thanks to the support Rural City of Wangaratta, the Wangaratta tour village will feature the Bright Brewery “Chill Zone”, the best spot to watch the riders charge towards the finish.

  • The Life Education activation including visit from mascot, Harold, with free fruit for the kids
  • The Bright Brewery ‘Chill Zone’ will be the spot to relax, hangout and have a beer and watch as the riders battle it for a spot on the podium.
  • Check out the GoTafe Activation
  • Race Presentations

Traffic Information

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

Rolling 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

 

Bright

The following road closure will be implemented:

Location Mountbatten Ave
Date Friday 7th February
Time 5:30 am to 12:30 pm
Details Closed between Elm Ct & Great Alpine Rd

 

Download the details here: 2020_JHST_Notification Letter_Bright

 

Wangaratta

The following road closures will be implemented:

Location Swan St, Wangaratta
Date Friday 7th February
Time 9:00am – 06:30pm
Details Closed between Roy St W & Sisley Ave

and

Location Swan St, Wangaratta
Date Friday 7th February
Time 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Details Closed between Larkings Rd & Sisley Ave

 

Download the details here: 2020_JHST_Notification Letter_Wangaratta

 

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 20 minutes may be experienced.  If travelling on roads used by the race please allow extra time to complete your journey.

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