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.
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 fourth edition of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race will be held in late January 2018.
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.
Come to Geelong and the Surf Coast to see the world's best riders compete for glory or take the challenge and take part in the highly popular Swisse People's Ride.
Dates: Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 January 2018 (dates to be confirmed)
Where: The race starts and finishes in Geelong, 75km southwest of Melbourne.
The course takes in coastal and country towns around Victoria.
Spectator points: Popular vantage points and places to stay include along the main race roads through Geelong, Barwon Heads and Torquay.
Find out more: cadelevansgreatoceanroadrace.com.au