The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race is a pro event being staged in Geelong and the Surf Coast for the third consecutive year in January 2017.
Thousands of elite cyclists will be in Geelong this summer to be part of the third Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race - expected to be bigger and better than the first event!
Consisting of the 174km Elite Men’s Race, which in a coup for the event, has secured a place on the coveted UCI WorldTour racing calendar (2017-2019), announced by world cycling’s governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), and 113km Elite Women’s Race (also endorsed with an official UCI classification).
Riders will travel from the Geelong Waterfront to Barwon Head, Torquay and return.
There's also an open participation event - the People's Ride as well, enabling approx 3,500 cyclists to ride the course. In 2017 - you get the chance to ride next to Cadel himself, who will participate in this exciting ride - wearing a 'red' jersey!
And if that's not enough, there's also the GMHBA Family Ride on Fri 27 Jan at 4pm. The ride follows a specifically designed 1.25km looped Hot Dog circuit where little and big cycling enthusiasts will ride down one lane and back up the other. And best of all, it’s free!
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The Men’s race will feature nine UCI WorldTour teams and the Australian National Team.
Some great cycling teams are participating in the event including BMC and Orica GreenEdge.
The course has been designed by retired cyclist, Scott Sunderland in conjunction with Cadel Evans. It travels through Cadel’s hometown of Barwon Heads, Thirteenth Beach, Torquay, Bells Beach and Moriac before ending on the Geelong Waterfront.
“I love this part of the world, it’s a beautiful country that’s ideal for a one-day cycling race and it also just happens to be my home,” he said.
“The 2010 UCI Road World Championships in Geelong highlighted just how thrilling the one-day race format can be, and I am tremendously excited to see the race come to life and to be bringing top international cycling to Barwon Heads, Geelong and Torquay."
“I hope this race introduces more people to the sport of cycling, a sport which has given me so much joy over my life.”
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This event is proudly supported by the City of Greater Geelong.