Course Overview

Start & Finish: Gaskin Park, Manning Drive, Churchill

Distance: 92 kilometres

Following the incredible racing from the inaugural stage of the Women’s Herald Sun Tour in 2018, Stage 2 in 2019 sees the hills come into play again for the women.

Using the same exciting but extremely tough finish climb and descent as the men earlier in the day, the race will sure to be decided on this section of course. Not to be let off lightly however, earlier in the stage the riders will tackle an 8-kilometre climb to get the legs ready for what is to come.

This incredible course for the final stage of the Lexus of Blackburn Women’s Herald Sun Tour will be sure to rival the excitement of the 2018 Healesville stage.

 

The Word from the Race Director – John Trevorrow

“Last year’s inaugural Women’s Herald Sun Tour stage around Healesville produced one of the best races seen in this country. Our challenge was to come up with a course that could replicate that, and I believe we have done that. The climb in the final 20km is a ripper that will test even the best.”

 

 

Stage Profile

 

Race schedule

Event Time
Womens Start Time 2.30pm
Anticipated Finish time 5pm
Lexus of Blackburn WHST Presentations 5.15pm

Viewing Points

Key viewing points include:

  • Churchill (Start) – Gaskin Park, Manning Drive: 1:30pm to 2:30pm
  • Yinnar (Sprint #1) – Main St: 2:40pm to 3:05pm
  • Boolarra – Boolarra-Churchill Rd & Tarwin St: 2:55pm to 3:20pm
  • Mirboo North – Boolarra-Mirboo North Rd, Murray St, Scarlett St: 3:15pm to 3:40pm
  • Boolarra (Sprint #2) – Limonite Rd & Tarwin St: 3:45pm to 4:10pm
  • Jeeralang (QOM #2 / Gravel Section) – Lindners Rd & Dobbins Rd: 4:25pm to 5:00pm
  • Churchill (Finish) – Gaskin Park, Manning Drive: From 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.

 

 

Start and Finish location and activities

Location:              Gaskin Park, Manning Drive, Churchill

Times:                   12:30 pm to 5:00 pm

 

Experience the excitement of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour Village.  Activities include –

 

  • Rider interviews
  • Sponsor activations & displays
  • Family entertainment
  • Live commentary
  • Schools activations
  • Post race presentations

Traffic 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

 

Churchill

A road closure will be implemented:

Location:             Manning Dr, Churchill

Date:                     Thursday 31st January

Time:                     8:30 am to 9:00 pm

Details:                  Closed between Switchback Rd & McDonald Way

 

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

Partners

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