Course Overview

Date
Thursday 6 February, 2020
Location
Beechworth to Falls Creek
Format
Road Race
Course Distance
117.6 km
Start Time
 Ford St, Beechworth – 10am
Estimated Finish
Bogong High Plains Rd, Falls Creek – 1pm (approx)
Categories
Elite Men

 

Day two of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour will be the first big test for the climbers in the peloton. Beginning with a descent out of Beechworth into Stanley, the course then rolls through the North East Victorian countryside, conditions which will suit a breakaway group.

However it’s unlikely they will be given too much leeway with the looming climb of Falls Creek to come. Some narrow lumpy roads through Mongans Bridge alongside the Kiewa River may help a break to stay away out of sight of the chasing peloton, hoping to get a head start up the final Falls Creek climb.

With 30 kilometres of climbing at 3.9% average gradient and 1160m of elevation, this will show who has got what it takes to win the Tour.

 

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The Word from the Race Director – Scott McGrory

“Beechworth is another hotspot for cycle tourism in the North East and has been a popular destination for the Tour throughout its entire history. Damien Howson set up his overall Jayco Herald Sun Tour victory on the road to Falls Creek in 2017, but this time the 30km climb is the first of two climbing opportunities in the Tour.

Falls Creek will show us the few riders that have a chance to win overall, but as tough as it is, it may not be the winner of this stage that takes the overall win three days later in Melbourne. Coming into the Victorian High Country is always a pleasure for the riders and a short stage of 122km, but with a long 30km sting in the tail will provide a great race and a true test.”

 

Race Schedule

Please note: Times are subject to change
Event Time
Race Start 10am
Anticipated Race Finish 1pm
Jayco Herald Sun Tour Presentations 1.15pm

Viewing Points

Key viewing points include:

        Beechworth (Start)

        Stanley

        Dederang (Sprint)

        Mount Beauty (Sprint)

        Falls Creek (Finish)

 

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.

 

Start Location

Location:        Ford St, Beechworth

Times:                9:00 am to 10:00 am

Experience the excitement of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour Village.

Activities include –

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

Finish Location

Location:            Bogong High Plains Rd, Falls Creek

Times:                   12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

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

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 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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