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Introduced in 2015, the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race is the first event of its kind in Australia.

Inspired by the prestigious “Spring Classics” of Europe, the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race provides a weekend of the world’s best cycling, delivering high excitement and intense competition.

The inaugural edition featured as Cadel Evans’ final professional race, and the former world champion returned to the event in 2016 to join thousands of fans and cyclists in the Swisse People’s Ride.

Meanwhile, despite his absence, the elite races continued to step up in quality with the men’s race elevated to a 1.HC classification in 2016, positioning it just one level below UCI WorldTour and the women’s race also receiving UCI classification.

A legacy of Evans, Australia’s only Tour de France winner, and the 2010 UCI Road World Championships held in the same region of Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula, the third edition of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race will be held from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 January 2017.

The elite men’s race has been elevated once again by the UCI, and from 2017-2019 will feature on the UCI WorldTour calendar – the pinnacle of world cycling.

Event details:

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Time: 9:30am
Towards Zero RACE MELBOURNE – Women – 12 laps of 5.3km circuit
Albert Park, Melbourne

Time: 12:30pm
Towards Zero RACE MELBOURNE – Men – 22 laps of 5.3km circuit
Albert Park, Melbourne

Friday 27 January 2017

Time: 4:00pm
GMHBA Family Ride
Geelong Waterfront

Time: 6:00pm
Teams Presentation
Steampacket Gardens

Saturday 28 January 2017

Time: 7:00am (TBC)
Swisse People’s Ride

Time: 11:45am
Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race – Deakin University Elite Women’s Race – 113km
Start & finish: Geelong Waterfront

Sunday 29 January 2017

Time: 11:10am
Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race – Elite Men’s Race (UCI WorldTour event) – 174km
Start & finish: Geelong Waterfront

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