|Date||Sunday 3 February 2019|
|Total Distance||89.1 km|
|Start Time||Birdwood Ave, Kings Domain, Melbourne 13:30|
|Estimated Finish||Birdwood Ave, Kings Domain, Melbourne 16:00|
The 2019 Jayco Herald Sun Tour concludes with an exciting new circuit in the heart of Melbourne, around the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens and along the banks of the Yarra River.
A part of the course used in the 2006 Commonwealth Games, this 4.05-kilometre circuit won’t be particularly easy for the riders, with 22 times up the Anderson St hill to test the riders’ legs after four tough days of racing.
Likely another chance for the sprinters, however with the Anderson St hill in the final kilometre and a technical finish, the race could be anyone’s with the right timed move.
The Word from the Race Director
“Another return for the 2019 race is to the Melbourne CBD for the final stage around the Botanic Gardens. A course that has been used for National Championships and Commonwealth Games in years gone by that allows spectators to get up close to the action in a beautiful park setting. This should be a sprinters stage but the ‘little hill’ up Anderson St is also the perfect launching pad for a last-ditch attack to steal the show.”
Please note: Times are subject to change
|Ride Melbourne Start||11.30am|
|Ride Melbourne Finish||1pm|
- Birdwood Ave (Start/Finish), between Domain Rd and Dallas Brooks Drive – With Sprints on Lap 5 and 15, plus the race finish and the event village, the finish line will be a hub of excitement all day
- Anderson St – Watch the riders race up the small but tough Anderson St climb each lap, with riders launching attacks in effort to get away for the win
- Anderson St/Domain Rd Corner & Domain Rd/Birdwood Ave Corner – Witness the riders’ skill and speed as they tackle these two technical corners, only 500 metres from the finish line.
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.
Royal Botanical Gardens
Various road closures will be implemented
Location: Dallas Brook Dr, Melbourne
Date: Saturday 2nd February till Sunday 3rd February
Time: 5:00 am 02/02 to 6:30 pm 03/02
Details: Closed between Birdwood Ave to Domain Rd
Location: Birdwood Ave, Melbourne
Date: Sunday 3rd February
Time: 3:30 am to 8:00 pm
Details: Closed between Anzac Ave to Domain Rd or Dallas Brook Dr to Domain Rd
Location: Alexandra Ave, Linlithgow Ave, Anderson St, Domain Rd, Melbourne
Date: Sunday 3rd February
Time: 5:00 am to 6:30 pm
Details: Closure between between Punt Rd, St Kilda Rd, Dallas Brook Dr & Domain St
Tow Away Zone
No Parking will be enforced on Sunday 3rd February throughout various locations along Domain Rd, Birdwood Ave & Anderson St. The No Parking will be a tow away zone through the hours of 00:01 am to 6:30 pm to allow safe event route and vehicle movement.
All vehicles on Alexandra Ave between Linlithgow Ave to Swan St Bridge will be implemented under a contraflow treatment heading westbound. The contraflow will allow vehicles in one lane both eastbound and westbound direction during the hours of 5:00 am – 6:30 pm.
Start and Finish Location and Tour Village
Experience the excitement of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour Village. Activities include –
Kings Domain South, Birdwood Ave from 10:30 – 5:00pm
- Sponsor activations & displays
- Live Music
- Live commentary
- Live screen
- Melbourne renowned Food Trucks
- Beer and Wine Bar
- FREE Activities for the family