Course Overview

Date Sunday 9 February 2020
Location Melbourne
Format Road Race
Total Distance 89.1 km
Start Time Birdwood Ave, Kings Domain, Melbourne 1:30pm
Estimated Finish Birdwood Ave, Kings Domain, Melbourne 3.20pm
Categories Elite Men


After the success of this circuit in 2019, the race returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne for a spectacular inner-city finale.

With tired legs in the peloton, this is the last chance at glory for any sprinters left or rouleurs looking to make an impact.

With the overall Tour winner all but confirmed, this will be a formality for the leading general classification teams. Stage 5 is the perfect chance for spectators to enjoy the racing, with 22 laps of the Royal Botanic Gardens including the Anderson Street hill.


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2020 Jayco Herald Sun Tour – Men Stage 5 – Melbourne Circuit

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The Word from the Race Director

“The atmosphere for the final stage will be awesome. Last year the pressure did not let up from the start and the average speed of the stage was incredible. A strong breakaway group dominated the 2019 stage and I expect another break to try its luck at holding off the rampaging peloton in the final laps and deny the sprinters their chance at glory. That said, this should be a stage for the fastest men. However Anderson Street Hill and the final two tight corners will ensure that the winner of the final stage is not just fast and strong, but also skilled and brave.”


Stage Profile

Race Schedule

Please note: Times are subject to change
Event Time
Ride Melbourne Start 11am
Ride Melbourne Finish 12pm
Race Start 1.30pm
Race Finish 3.20pm
Jayco Herald Sun Tour Presentations 3.30pm

Viewing Points


  • 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.

Trafffic 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.

Various road closures will be implemented

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Start/Finish Line

Location Birdwood Ave, Melbourne
Date Sunday February 9
Time 3:30 am to 8:00 pm
Details Closed between Anzac Ave to Domain Rd or Dallas Brooks Dr to Domain Rd



Location Alexandra Ave, Linlithgow Ave, Anderson St, Domain Rd, Melbourne
Date Sunday February 9
Time 5:00 am to 6:30 pm
Details Closure between between Punt Rd, St Kilda Rd, Dallas Brooks Dr & Domain St


Tow Away Zone

No Parking will be enforced on Sunday February 9, 2020 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

Tour Village

Experience the excitement of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour Village. 

Kings Domain South, Birdwood Ave from 10:30 – 5:00pm

Activities include –

  • Sponsor activations & displays
  • Live Music
  • Live commentary
  • Live screen
  • Melbourne renowned Food Trucks
  • Beer and Wine Bar
  • FREE Activities for the family


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