2017 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
The third annual Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race takes place around the Geelong region on the last weekend of January 2017 taking in some of our regions’ most scenic locations and the beautiful Geelong waterfront.
The race has become one of the premier Geelong region events with thousands participating and spectating along the course.
The event runs over three days with the hugely popular ‘Peoples Ride’ taking place on Saturday the 28th of January. Taking in some of the spectacular scenery there are choice of two courses a 111 km and 65 km circuit. The course starting and finishing on Geelong’s spectacular waterfront travels to Barwon Heads through Armstrong’s Creek and then heads along the rugged coastline to Point Addis. It then heads inland to Mount Moriac before returning to Geelong.
A family ride on the afternoon of Friday the 27th of January will start the event. This ride is designed for the young and takes in a 1.25 km circuit. This event is free and will have plenty of fun with characters and local celebs and even Geelong’s own Tour de France champion Cadel Evans.
Saturday will also see the Elite Women’s Race that will begin on Geelong’s waterfront and travel to Barwon Heads and continuing the loop back to Geelong’s Waterfront through Point Addis, Mount Moriac and the hills around Queen’s Park.
The event concludes on Sunday with the Elite Men’s Race that will see a incredible race around the region followed by a thrilling circuit around Geelong taking in the tough hills of Queen’s Park and Scenic Road. After four circits of this challenging loop the race will fish in spectacular style on Geelong’s waterfront in front of thousands of spectators.
The event will end in a thrilling race featuring the cream of international cycling in a course around Geelong finishing on the Geelong waterfront.