Course Overview

Start/Finish: Falls Creek Village, Bogong High Plains Rd, Falls Creek

Distance: 75.2 kilometres

The second and final stage of the Lexus of Blackburn Women’s Herald Sun Tour will begin with a technical and long 30km descent of Falls Creek before the race turns around and begins to climb back up to the summit of the Victorian ski resort.

Despite being on the way down, there are a number of tricky uphill pinches throughout, including the first QOM point of the stage.

A flat loop out through Tawonga and along the Kiewa River will give riders the chance to regroup, or let a breakaway group form ahead of the push uphill.

The race will be on for overall Tour honours and the 30 kilometre climb at 3.9% average gradient and 1160m of elevation, will show who is the strongest of them all.

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2020 Lexus of Blackburn Women’s Herald Sun Tour – Thule Women Stage 2 – Falls Creek to Falls Creek

Women Stage 2 map

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The Word from the Race Director – John Trevorrow

“A mountain top finish to one of Victoria’s premier ski resorts to conclude the tour and decide the overall winner. This is a stage that should be dominated by the world class climbers in the field. But first the riders will need to negotiate nearly 30 kilometres of tricky descending and that could create a very different scenario. Often the best climbers are not the best descenders so there is a strong possibility that a group will get clear and open up a sizeable gap before the final climb begins. 

Falls Creek is not the steepest mountain in the Alpine region but at around 30km of climbing it is definitely one of the most challenging. It will undoubtedly provide a brilliant fight for the title and will be worth travelling a long way to see.”

Stage Profile

Race schedule

Event Time
Thule Women’s Stage 2 Start Time 2:30pm
Anticipated Finish time 4:30pm
Lexus of Blackburn WHST Presentations 4.45pm


Viewing Points

Key viewing points include:

Event Time
Falls Creek Village – Start 2:30pm
QOM 1- Mount Beauty – Bogong High Plains Rd 3:10pm
Sprint 1 – Tawonga South – Kiewa Valley Hwy 3:25pm
Sprint 2 – Mount Beauty  – East Kiewa Rd 3:43pm
QOM 2- Mount Beauty – Bogong High Plains Rd 3:48pm
Falls Creek Village – Finish 4:38pm


Please Note: The above times are based on an estimated average speed across the whole race. The average speed could be different dependent 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.


Falls Creek Start and Finish location and activities


Experience the excitement of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour Village.

Activities include –

  • Rider interviews
  • Live commentary
  • Post race presentations


Traffic Information

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.


Falls Creek

The following road closures will be implemented:

Location Bogong High Plains Road, Falls Creek
Date Thursday 6th February
Time 8:30am to 9:00pm
Details  A Shuffle Flow (Single Lane Closure) will be implemented between Gully Car Park and Falls Creek CFA


Location Bogong High Plains Road, from Mount Beauty
Date Thursday 6th February
Time 11:00am to 5:00pm
Details In order to allow the race to proceed safely a temporary road closure will be implemented between Falls Creek and Mt Beauty. This will be implemented by Victoria Police in both directions, approximately 45 minutes in front of the race. Traffic can expect this closure to be in place for upwards of 1-hour dependent on the direction and progress of the cyclists.


Download the details:2020_JHST_Notification Letter_Falls Creek


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.



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