Course Overview

Mitchelton Wines to Shepparton

Date Wednesday 5 February, 2020
Location Mitchelton Winery, Mitchellstown to Shepparton
Format Road Race
Course Distance 121.9km
Start Time 10am
Estimated Finish 1pm approx
Categories Elite Men


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.



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2020 Jayco Herald Sun Tour – Men Stage 1 – Mitchelton, Nagambie to Shepparton

Men Stage 1 map

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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.”


Stage Profile


Please note: Times are subject to change
Event Time
Men’s Race Start 10am
Men’s Race Finish 1pm approx
Men’s Race Presentations 1.15pm


Viewing Points

Recommended Viewing Points

Location Approx Time
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



Tour Village at Finish Line

Thanks to the support of Greater Shepparton City Council, the Shepparton Tour Village will feature a great kids activities, sponsor activations and kids cycling clinics.

Location:             Welsford Street, Shepparton

Times:                  12:00pm – 5:00pm

Featuring:           Free kids’ activities including jumping castle

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.

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

Drop by Leading Edge Cycles to try your hand at zwift and race your mates in the virtual cycling phenomenon

GoTafe Activation


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



The following road closure will be implemented:


Location Welsford Street, Shepparton
Date Wednesday 5th February
Time 6:00am to 9:00pm
Details Closed between Midland Hwy & Wyndham St


Download the details:2020_JHST_Notification Letter_Sheppaton


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.



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