Course Overview

Date Friday 1 February 2019
Location Sale to Warragul
Format Road Race
Course Distance 161.6 km
Start Time Port of Sale, Canal Rd, Sale  10am
Estimated Finish Bowen St, Warragul 2.12pm
Categories Elite Men


In the middle of two tough climbing stages, this lumpy course over a longer distance certainly won’t be an easy day for the men. Another chance for the sprinters, however a number of short but tough uphill pinches in the final 8 kilometres will see riders try to make a move for stage glory.
Narrow roads and open farmland early in the stage sees the opportunity for the race to be split apart if the wind comes into play, and undulating and twisting roads in the middle of the stage presents an chance for a strong breakaway group to gain some time on the peloton and make for a hard chase closer to the finish.
A technical final 3 kilometres with a slightly uphill straight finish will make this stage definitely one to watch.

Download course map and mocka

Men’s Stage 3 course map

Men’s Stage 3 course mocka


The Word from the Race Director – Scott McGrory

“This will be a stage of two halves. After leaving Sale and the first Sprint in Maffra, the peloton turns off the major thoroughfares and onto the narrow roads through the Wellington Shire. It will only take a breath of wind and it’ll become echelon avenue with the race splitting apart. There is time for it to come back together but the tired legs will then have to deal with the fast undulating run into the finish. It’s a sprinters stage but not necessarily the pure speedsters, the final kilometres are hard and hectic which may allow an opportunist to go for glory.”


Stage Profile


Race Schedule

Please note: Times are subject to change
Event Time
Race Start 10am
Anticipated Race Finish 2.12pm
Race Presentations 2.30pm

Viewing Points

Key viewing points include:

  • Sale (Start) – Port of Sale, Canal Rd: 9:00am to 10:00am
  • Sale – Princes Hwy (Foster St) & Reeve St: 10:00am to 10:10am
  • Maffra (Sprint #1) – Johnson St: 10:15am to 10:40am
  • Glengarry – Cairnbrook Rd: 11:40pm to 12:05pm
  • Tyers – Main Rd (Brown Coalmine Rd): 11:55pm to 12:20pm
  • Yallourn North (KOM #1) – North Rd: 12:10pm to 12:40pm
  • Willow Grove (Sprint #2) – Moe-Willow Grove Rd: 12:45pm to 1:10pm
  • Shady Creek (KOM #2) – Old Sale Rd (at Yarragon-Shady Creek Rd): 1:15pm to 1:40pm
  • Warragul (Finish) – Bowen St: From 1:50pm

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 and activities

Location:              Port of Sale, Canal Rd, Sale

Times:                   9:00am – 10:00am

Experience the excitement of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour Village.

Activities include –

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


Finish Location and activities

Location:          Bowen St, Warragul

Times:                   1:00pm – 2:30pm

Experience the excitement of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour Village.

Activities include –

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

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



A road closure will be implemented:

Location:             Canal Rd, Sale

Date:                     Friday 1st February

Time:                     5:30 am to 12:30 pm

Details:                 Closed between Park St & Raymond St



 A road closure will be implemented as noted –

Location:             Bowen St, Warragul

Date:                     Friday 1st February

Time:                     9:00 am to 6:30 pm

Details:                  Closed between Arnold Gap Car Park and Lake Mountain Resort


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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