Course Overview

Stage Profile


PLEASE NOTE: Due to road works, there is a small diversion in today’s route. Download the revised course route below:


Please note: Times are subject to change
Event Time
Car Park Closure Flagstaff Hill 6am-12.30pm
Road Closure in Warrenheip St, Buninyong 10am-7pm
Race Village Opens in Flagstaff Hill 9am-10am
Pre Race Entertainment  9am-10am
Race Start in Flagstaff Hill 9.50am
Race Village opens in Da Souza Park,Buninyong 1.30pm-3pm
Race Finish, Buninyong 3pm
Race Presentations, Buninyong 3.05pm

    Victoria’s volcano country will set the scene for a long day racing over 198.6km with nowhere to hide from the winds. Mt Buninyong will make for an exciting final climb finishing 5km from the finish it is sure to heat up the battle for the yellow jersey.     The Word from the Race Director “Expect a reduced bunch finish.  With the Mt Buninyong climb so close to the finish it is not a pure sprinters stage, more a day for the tough sprinters.  If they put the hammer down after the climb it could be a quick finish”

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
Warrnambool Flagstaff Hill 9:00am to 10:00am
Cobden Grayland St 11:20am to 11:45am
KOM Camperdown Camperdown – Cobden Rd (C164) 11:45am to 12:15pm
Rokewood Colac – Ballarat Rd (C146) 1:30pm to 2:00pm
KOM Buninyong Mt Buninyong Rd 2:30pm to 3:00pm
Race Finish Line Warrenheip St from 2:00pm



  Driving from Melbourne To Warrnambool:             257 km / 3 hours 5 minutes   To Buninyong:                   118 km / 1 hour 30 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 Warrnambool as follows: 2018 Residents Notification Letter Warrnambool Location:             Flagstaff Hill Car Park Date:                     Friday 2nd February Time:                     6:00 am to 12:30 pm Details:                 Car Park Closed     Road closures will be implemented in Buninyong as follows: 2018 Residents Notification Letter Ballarat Location:             Warrenheip St, Buninyong Date:                     Friday 2nd February Time:                     10:00 am to 7:00 pm Details:                  Closed between Barkly St & Midland Hwy   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


Location:            Flagstaff Hill, Merri St, Warrnambool Times:                   9:00 am to 10:00 am



Location:              Da Souza Park, Warrenheip St, Buninyong

Please note: Times are subject to change
Event Time
Check out the Honda display and grab a free water From 2pm
Enter the competition to win a Jacyo Swift Outback Camper From 2pm
Create a chalk masterpiece in the finish chute From 2pm
Visit Bicycle Network and grab some postride snacks or a pair of Cycling socks From 2pm
Race Presentations 3.10pm


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