Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race is a pro event being staged in Geelong and the Surf Coast for the fifth consecutive year in January 2019.

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 previous events!

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 Heads, Torquay and return.

In 2019, there's a 1.6km Vegemite Family Ride on the Geelong Waterfront - where riders pedal alongside Cadel Evans, elite riders and local celebrities.

There's also an open participation event - the Swisse People's Ride, enabling approx. 4,000 cyclists to ride the course. There are 65km and 111km courses again, plus the introduction of a new, shorter course - 35km.

People's Ride info:
Register for the Swisse People's Ride to ride with Cadel Evans, Australia’s only Tour de France winner and three-time Tour de France champion, Greg LeMond. Every rider receives an exclusive 2019 Swisse People’s Ride Santini Cycle Jersey. (Valued at $A129.95).

Want to see the courses or get info on the People's Ride? Check them out:

Elite Men's & Women's Race

Vegemite Family Ride - enter now!

People's Ride - enter now! 

Check out the video below from a previous year's event:


The Men’s race will feature a number of UCI WorldTour teams and the Australian National Team.

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.”

Need help with access?
For enquiries relating to changed traffic conditions for properties located on the event course, please email: or call 0411 811 374. (Please only call this number if you live directly on the course).

For any other general access related enquiries, please either email or call 5272-5272. This is an after hours number and your call will be directed to the Events Team to assist.  

Due to road closures for the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, delays to public transport are expected and service changes will apply to trains between Melbourne and Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool, and bus Routes 01, 20, 22, 24, 25, 30, 31, 32, 40, 43, 50, 51, 55, 56, 60, 61 and 101 from Friday 26 January to Sunday, 28 January 2018.

Please visit for further information regarding these service changes and to plan your journey to and from the event.

This event is proudly supported by the City of Greater Geelong.

Daily from 26 January 2019 to 27 January 2019
Next on:
26 January 2019
View other upcoming dates and times
27 January 2019
Various - Geelong and the Surf Coast
Participant Entry Fee
Catering and/or dining
Seating/viewing areas
Toilets available
Wheelchair accessible

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Page last updated: Wednesday, 16 January 2019