The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race is the first event of its kind in Australia, and its concept is inspired by the prestigious Spring Classics of Europe. The elite one day race format delivers high excitement and intense competition.
The Spring Classics of Europe are more than gruelling one day bike races; they are drama-filled spectacles with hundreds of thousands of fans travelling from around the world to line the roads, or for locals just stepping out of their front door to join in the festival like atmosphere.
We hope to take inspiration from the Spring Classics and build our own one day classic race in Victoria. Our vision is to create one of the greatest weekends of cycling Australia has ever seen, drawing tens of thousands of people to Geelong and the Surf Coast, to showcase the region.
Victorian Government Support
The Victorian Government is proud to support the inaugural Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.
Victoria is renowned as the sporting events capital of Australia and the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race will be an integral component of the State’s remarkable calendar of annual and one-off international and national events.
As well as generating economic benefit for Victoria, major events such as the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race also help to promote regional Victoria as a great place to live, work and invest. The event also showcases Victoria’s wonderful regional areas and natural beauty to even more people and the People’s Ride is a great way to promote grass-roots participation and encourage people to get active.
2016 Event Information
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