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GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 29: during the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race 2022 TAC People's Ride Launch at Steampacket Gardens n September 29, 2022 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Morgan Hancock/Getty Images for TLA)

Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race returns better than ever in 2025 as the world’s cycling elite journey to Geelong and the Surf Coast for Australia’s greatest weekend of cycling.

Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, 2025 Dates, Course Map, Prices

The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race is a three-day international event where spectators can get up close to the world’s best teams and elite riders competing in the UCI World Tour Elite Men’s race and the prestigious UCI Women’s World Tour (Deakin University) Elite Women’s race.

There can be a fast and sometimes windy start to the race along the exposed roadways before technical sections, including city circuits, four times over the Challambra Climb and an electric sprint finish.

The Elite Men’s course takes on four loops of Geelong, where battles will be won and lost on the climb of Challambra Crescent – the summit marking the opportunity to capture points for the coveted KOM title. The roar of the crowd and the electric atmosphere on the hill will have fans in a frenzy – This is one spectator point that is not to be missed! 

Descending Scenic Road, the peloton will touch speeds of almost 85km/h into Queens Park. The course has a pinch as it climbs out of Queens Park and up the road of the same name. 

With a left turn and a further pinch up Melville Avenue, the race continues up Minerva Road, connecting to Church Street. The race travels through residential Geelong, past the Victorian houses, over the Highway and onto the Geelong waterfront. Here, the riders get their first look at what the finale will be like in three laps time. 

You, too, can participate in the Geelongport Family Ride along the picturesque Geelong Waterfront, which the whole family will enjoy.

The TAC People’s Ride, with 59km and 113km options, caters to cyclists of all levels. A chance to ride on the same roads as the pros, it’s highlighted by Challambra – a climb for those doing the longest distance to conquer.

Geelongport Family Ride, Geelong Waterfront
Fun, free and safe! The GeelongPort Family Ride is the perfect family activity to kick off an incredible weekend of cycling action. Cadel Evans himself will be there supporting everyone and getting in the action! Join for this special opportunity to create new life-long cycling memories.

Deakin University Elite Women’s Race
When the peloton departs the picturesque Geelong waterfront and the flag drops, the riders charge south towards the Surf Coast.

After passing Bells Beach, they veer off the Great Ocean Road and loop back to town, where the celebrated Challambra Climb awaits. After the climb, there’s a good chance of a separation, and the day could go to the best climbing sprinter or the climber with the best sprint!

UCI WorldTour Elite Men’s Race
You can’t beat this modern one-day classic’s unpredictable nature and electric atmosphere. The 2025 UCI WorldTour certified course features 176km of scenic roads, rolling hills, technical corners and pinchy climbs.

Catch all the action at the Event Village and around the course for FREE across three days!

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