Course Overview

Stage Profile:


Looking for a street by street description of the course route? Download out the Mocka below

2018_JHST_Honda Stage 1_Website Mocka



Please note: Times are subject to change
Event Time
Road Closure in Dennis St, Colac 6am-12.30pm
Road Closure in Hesse St, Colac 7.30am-11am
Road Closure in Merri St, Warrnambool 9.30am-6.30pm
Race Village Opens in Memorial Square 9.30am
Pre Race Entertainment  9.30am-10.30am
Race Start in Dennis St, Colac 10.30am
Race Village opens in Warrnambool 1.30pm-3pm
Race Finish 2.40pm
Race Presentations 2.45pm


Colac to Warrnambool two towns with a rich cycling heritage will host Stage 1 along one of the world’s most spectacular drives along the Great Ocean Road.

One category 4 hill climb and a flat finish means it is a day for the sprinters, the winds could play a part as the race goes past the Twelve Apostles and Loch ard Gorge before the finish at the historical Flagstaff Hill.



The Word from the Race Director

 ‘The true stage for the sprinters but everyone must pay attention as the race hits the Great Ocean Roads as the cross winds could split the race open”



Viewing Points & Times

Key viewing points include –
Note – the anticipated viewing times are based on an estimate speed. Be sure to get in position early to see
the riders battle it out.

Township Street Name Anticipated times
Colac Memorial Square, Dennis St 9:30am to 10:30am
Simpson Lavers Hill-Cobden Rd (C156) 11:30am to 11:50am
Princetown Great Ocean Road 12:15pm to 12:40pm
Port Campbell McCue St & Lord St 12:45pm to 1:10pm
Peterborough Great Ocean Road 1:00pm to 1:20pm
Warrnambool Merri St & Flagstaff Hill from 1:30pm




Driving from Melbourne

To Colac:                              152 km / 1 hour 55 minutes


To Warrnambool:             257 km / 3 hours 5 minutes

Public Transport

V Line operate a variety of regional public transport services throughout Victoria.


Road Closures

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


Road closures will be implemented in Colac as follows:


Location:          Dennis St, Colac

Date:                    Thursday 1st February

Time:                    6:00 am to 12:30 pm

Details:                Closed between Hesse St & Gellibrand St


Location:              Hesse St, Colac

Date:                     Thursday 1st February

Time:                     7:30 am to 11:00 am

Details:                 Closed between Murray St & Manifold St


Road closures will be implemented in Warrnambool as follows:

Location:          Merri St, Warrnambool

Date:                     Thursday 1st February

Time:                     9.30 am to 6:30 pm

Details:                 Closed between Japan St & Banyan St

2018 Residents Notification Letter Warrnambool

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 15 minutes may be experienced.  If travelling on roads used by the race please allow extra time to complete your journey.

Tour Village

Experience the excitement of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour Village.

COLAC STARTVILLAGE: 9.30am-10.30am

Location:Memorial Square, Dennis St, Colac

Please note: Times are subject to change
Event Time
Check out the Honda display and grab a free water
From 9.30am
Create a chalk masterpiece in the Start chute From 9.30am
Rider sign-on and pre-race interviews From 9.45am-10am
Race Start 10.30am



Location:Flagstaff Hill, Merri St, Warrnambool

Please note: Times are subject to change
Event Time
City Of Warrnambool BBQ
From 12.30
Oddball and Friends Onstage 1.15pm-1.45pm
Enter the Competition to win a Jayco Swift Outback Camper From 1.30pm
Check out the Honda display and grab a free water
From 1.30pm
Create a chalk masterpiece in the Finish chute From 1.30pm
Race Presentations 2.45pm

Join the Tour Team at a special evening event at Flagstaff Hill:

Flagstaff Hill is offering ‘friends of the JHST’ a dinner and show package.
An opportunity to meet and hear from Tour stars, including John Trevorrow and the Voice of Cycling Phil Liggett
3 x course Dinner Set Menu at Pippies Restaurant for $25, followed by FREE entry into the epic Sound and Light Show ‘Tales of the Shipwreck Coast’ at 9pm.




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