Course Overview

Date Saturday 8 February 2020
Location Mansfield to Mt Buller
Format Road Race
Total Distance 106.6 km
Start Time 10:30am Highett St, Mansfield
Estimated Finish 1:20pm Summit Rd, Mt Buller
Categories Elite Men

Stage 4 is the queen stage of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, finishing atop of the gruelling Mt Buller. A lap of a small flat circuit out to Barwite will ease the riders into the stage, before the climbing begins.

A longer lap heading up hill to Tolmie is on the menu prior to the peloton hitting the base of Mt Buller, meaning this stage is sure to have riders on their hands and knees by the finish.

Expect to see an aggressive start before a race of attrition and a final agonising showdown to the summit of Mt Buller where the Tour winner will likely be decided.

 

Check out the stage on Strava

The Word from the Race Director

 

Mansfield and Mt Buller have seen the Tour many times in the past and it’s great to come back in 2020. The home of former Tour winner Simon Gerrans, and with Jamieson, the former home of Aussie cycling legend Phil Anderson just down the road, this area is made for tough riders.

In 2008, the last time the race visited Mt Buller, Mountain Biker Chris Jongewaard claimed the stage, but it was the winner of the Paris-Roubaix the previous year, Stuart O’Grady, that was not far behind, and the following day won the Time Trial and the Tour Overall.

This year though, with a sprint stage in Melbourne to finish the Tour it will be mighty Mt Buller that is the final battle ground for the overall contenders. Expect similar names from Falls Creek to dominate, but perhaps with another two long days of racing in the legs, and a different type of climb a surprise could be on the menu.”

Stage Profile

Race Schedule

Please note: Times are subject to change
Event Time
Race Start – Highett St, Mansfield 10.30am
Race Finish – Summit Rd, Mt Buller 1.20pm
Race Presentations 1.20pm approx

 

Viewing Points

Key viewing points include:

 

Event Time
Start – Highett St, Mansfield 10.30am
Sprint 1 –  Mansfield, High St 11.06am
KOM 1 Start –  TBC 11.31am
KOM 1 Finish –  TBC 11.42am
Feed Zone – Mansfield, Mt Buller Rd 12:16pm
Sprint 2 –  Merrijig, Mt Buller Rd 12:35pm
KOM 2 Start –  Mirimbah, Mt Buller Rd 1.30pm 
Finish – Mt Buller, Summit Rd 1.20pm  approx

 

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 Location

Mt Buller Tour Village

Location: Mt Buller     

Thanks to the support of Mt Buller Resort Management, the Mt Buller mountain top tour village will feature the Optus Big Screen, Strava Ride and the Schools race up the mountain.

Times: Midday -2pm

Activities include –

  •    Optus big screen showing the race live from the Tour Village
  •    Jayco Australia activation
  • Post-race Presentations

Strava Ride:        Get your bunch together and ride the Jayco Herald Sun Tour Stage 4 – Mansfield to Mt Buller route. Get to the top by midday, show your strava activity and there’ll be a FREE beer thanks to Bright Brewery awaiting you.

Route can be found here

 

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.

 

Mansfield

The following road closure will be implemented:

Location Highett St, Mansfield
Date Saturday 8th February
Time 5:30am – 12:30pm
Details Closed between High St & Ailsa St

 

Download the details: 2020_JHST_Notification Letter_Mansfield

 

Mt Buller

The following road closure will be implemented:

Location Mt Buller Rd, Mt Buller
Date Saturday 8th February
Time 9:00am – 6:30pm
Details Closed between Horse Hill Carpark & Summit Rd

 

Download the details: 2020_JHST_Notification Letter_Mt Buller

 

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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