Mitchelton Wines to Shepparton
|Date||Wednesday 5 February, 2020|
|Location||Mitchelton Winery, Mitchellstown to Shepparton|
|Estimated Finish||1pm approx|
The first stage of the 2020 Jayco Herald Sun Tour will see riders tackle a relatively flat course with a fast run into the finish, with the opening day expected to end in an elbows-out sprint. Stage 1 will be high stakes as the first Tour leader’s jersey will be on offer.
With a combination of long straight sections of open orchard and winery roads exposed to the elements, and multiple direction changes, the terrain should provide the catalyst for great racing.
Sprinters and General Classification contenders will all need to stay alert for any potential splits in the peloton, a moment lost or a break escaping could see them miss out on the chance to race to victory.
Download the course map and mockas
The Word from the Men’s Race Director – Scott McGrory
“Knowing that the winner of the opening stage will also become the Tour leader always increases the intensity of the first day. If it’s a windy day, only the strongest and most motivated riders and teams will keep themselves in the hunt for stage and GC honours.
It’s always a pleasure to start from such a beautiful location and the Mitchelton Winery has often provided a scenic backdrop over recent years. It’s been quite a while since we have been to Shepparton which has a strong cycling, MTB and BMX community, so I’m pleased to bring the Tour back to town.”
Please note: Times are subject to change
|Men’s Race Start||10am|
|Men’s Race Finish||1pm approx|
|Men’s Race Presentations||1.15pm|
Recommended Viewing Points
|Start – Mitchelton Winery||10am|
|Sprint 1 – Nagambie, High St||10:15am|
|Feed Zone – Tatura, Rushworth-Tatura Rd||11:25am|
|Sprint 2 – Tatura, Dhurringile Rd||12:30pm|
|Finish – Shepparton, Welsford St||12:59pm|
Please Note: The above times are based on an estimated average speed across the whole race. The average speed could be different dependent 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.
Start Line location
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 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.