Course Overview


Date Wednesday 5 February 2020
Location Welsford St, Shepparton
Format Road Race
Course Distance 94.0 km
Start Time 2:15pm
Estimated Finish 4:45pm
Categories Elite Women


The first stage of the 2020 Lexus of Blackburn Women’s Herald Sun Tour is a fast and flat stage set for the sprinters.

As we have seen in the past day one can offer up the sweetest of victories for both well-known and unheralded riders, and those chasing line honours and General Classification riders will be on high alert so as to not miss any potential splits.

With a number of route direction changes plus narrow open roads, the race could be explosive if the wind is up and the opportunists get busy.


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2020 Lexus of Blackburn Women’s Herald Sun Tour – Women Stage 1 – Shepparton to Shepparton

Women Stage 1 map

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The Word from the Women’s Race Director – John Trevorrow

“With some of the world’s best sprinters in the field this is their chance to not only win a stage but to snare the prestigious leader’s jersey. There is 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 as it was on recent recon visit, then it could be a stage for the aggressive riders and certainly has the potential to wreak havoc on the peloton and create some time gaps from the outset of the tour.”

Stage Profile


Please note: Times are subject to change
Event Time
Race Start 2:15pm
Race Finish 4.45pm
Race Presentations 5pm

Viewing Points

Location  Anticipated Time
Shepparton (Start) – Welsford St 2:15pm
Toolamba West (Sprint 1) – Toolamba-Rushworth Rd 2:45pm
Tatura (Feed Zone) – Rushworth-Tatura Rd 3pm
Tatura (Sprint 2) – Dhurringile Rd 4:15pm
Shepparton (Finish) – Welsford St 4:45pm


Please Note: The above times are based on an estimated average speed across the whole race. The average speed could be different dependant on a number of factors such as weather, so be sure to not miss out by getting into position early to see the riders race through.


Shepparton Tour Village

Thanks to the support of Greater Shepparton City Council, the Shepparton Tour Village will feature a great kids activities, sponsor activations and kids cycling clinics.

Location:             Welsford Street, Shepparton

Times:                  12:00pm – 5:00pm

Featuring:           Free kids’ activities including jumping castle

The Bright Brewery ‘Chill Zone’ will be the spot to relax, hangout and have a beer and watch as the riders battle it for a spot on the podium.

Cycling & Co – kids skills session and bike checks. Kids will have fun learning bike tips and have fun riding with friends. FREE to participate.

Drop by Leading Edge Cycles to try your hand at zwift and race your mates in the virtual cycling phenomenon

GoTafe Activation









The Lexus of Blackburn Women’s 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



The following road closure will be implemented:


Location Welsford Street, Shepparton
Date Wednesday 5th February
Time 6:00am to 9:00pm
Details Closed between Midland Hwy & Wyndham St


Download the details:2020_JHST_Notification Letter_Sheppaton


Rolling Road Closures

The Lexus of Blackburn Women’s 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 20 minutes may be experienced.  If travelling on roads used by the race please allow extra time to complete your journey.


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

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