2018 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
The world’s cycling eyes will be on Geelong on the last weekend of January when the 2018 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race returns to our region.
Saturday will see the popular Peoples ride that will take in three courses, a 25, 65 and 111 course. The public will get the chance to ride with Tour De France Winners Cadel Evans and Greg LeMond. Starting at 7AM the rides start and finish on Geelong’s watefront with the long ride taking in Barwon Heads, Torquay, Bells Beach and Moriac.
After the peoples ride the afternoon will see the Elite Women’s race take place. Starting at at the Geelong Waterfron the course travels to Barwon Heads, Torquay and Bells Beach before heading back to central Geelong via Mount Moriac.
The Sunday will see The Elite Men’s road race is now a feature on the UCI WorldTour calendar from 2017—2019 and this year expected to attract the cream of world cycling hit the streets and roads of Geelong and the Surfcoast taking in our spectacuar coastline, farmlands and rolling hills before concluding on in a some final laps around our georgous waterfront and taking in the challenging Challamra Avenue in Highton.
Thousands of spectactors are expected to line the course with massive crowds lining Geelong’s waterfront to see the final laps and conclusion of the races. Steampacket Place will host the ceromonies after the men’s race.
This event now in its fourth year showcases the amazing sights of Geelong to the world with extensive domestic and interational television coverage and a huge media contiginet covering the event.