Stage 1 – Shepparton to Shepparton
Wednesday, 5 February 2020
Flat open roads – a day for the sprinters
Approximate Distance: 100km / Approximate Elevation Gain: 300m
With barely a hill in sight as far as the eye can see in this part of Victoria and featuring a mix of wide and narrow roads through the open farmland of the Goulburn Valley this stage will be one for the sprinters. However, if the wind is up, it certainly has the potential to wreak havoc on the peloton and create some time gaps from the outset of the tour.
Stage 2 – Falls Creek to Falls Creek
Thursday, 6 February 2020
The deciding stage for the overall winner
Approximate Distance: 80km / Approximate Elevation Gain: 1700m
A mountain top finish to one of Victoria’s ski resorts to conclude the tour and decide the overall winner. Beginning with a descent of the climb they will race up at the end of the stage, riders will get somewhat of an understanding of the climb, although with some technical sections of the descent and some uphills, riders will need to be alert to not lose any time early. The return trip sees a 30km climb with 1160m of elevation and an average gradient of 3.9%, including several undulations throughout with the potential to make finding a good rhythm difficult and testing rider’s endurance over the length of the climb.