Course Overview

Date Sunday 3 February 2019
Location Melbourne
Format Road Race
Total Distance 89.1 km
Start Time Birdwood Ave, Kings Domain, Melbourne 13:30
Estimated Finish Birdwood Ave, Kings Domain, Melbourne 16:00
Categories Elite Men

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.

Download Course map and mocka

Men’s Stage 5 course map

Men’s Stage 5 course mocka



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.”


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 4pm

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.


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 Saturday February 2 to 6:30 pm Sunday February 3

Details:                  Closed between Birdwood Ave to Domain Rd


Start/Finish Line

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

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


Find out more about the partners that proudly support the Jayco Herald Sun Tour.

Event Partners

Presenting Partner