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Herald Sun Tour

The Herald Sun Tour is a professional race for cyclists and the oldest of its kind in Australia. As one of the most popular sporting events in Melbourne, the tour is an integral part of Melbourne’s culture.

The Herald Sun Tour commenced in 1952 and today is now cemented as a significant Victorian sporting event with thousands of participants each year.

Herald Sun Tour Dates 2021, Melbourne Prologue Race & Cycle Stages

The Tour is now a major international race and generates significant economic impact and media exposure for the towns involved. Australia is also one of the world’s foremost cycling nations and has produced many world-class cyclists who have gone on to win many other prestigious cycling events.

Running over 5 days, there are a number of cycling events scheduled. Many spectators love to come to the Prologue Race which is held in the Melbourne CBD where they can come and cheer the athletes as they complete a challenging time trial with challenging turns and short climbs. The Men’s races in 2021 include the following events:
Stage 1: 121.9km, Mitchelton, Nagambie to Shepparton
Stage 2: 117.6km, Beechworth to Falls Creek
Stage 3: 178.1km, Bright to Wangaratta
Stage 4: 106.6km, Mansfield to Mount Buller
Stage 5: 89.1km, Botanic Gardens

The female races differ slightly on both stages:
Stage 1: 94km, Shepparton to Shepparton
Stage 2: 75.2km, Falls Creek to Falls Creek

Visitors can be a part of the experience by taking up a vantage spot along the planned route for the tour, check out the maps below for the riding locations.

In preparation for attending this event, visitors should check out the many road closures along the planned routes which will bring significant disruption to vehicular traffic. Public transport options are available and spectators are advised to check the official website for road closure advice.

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  • When will the dates for the 2019 tour to be announced? Want to plan a week in Melbourne but need to know dates so I can book something. Travelling from New Zealand. Thanks.

    • Hi John,

      I have checked the official website and a number of different event websites and it appears that not one of them mention dates for 2019 yet – in fact the official website is still plastered with 2018 dates.

      There is no information yet on when the dates will be released, so it may be worth following the even page on social media so you are alerted when any new information becomes available.

      Thanks
      Michael

    • Hi Rochelle,

      I have checked the official website and a number of different event websites and it appears that not one of them mention dates for 2019 yet – in fact the official website is still plastered with 2018 dates.

      There is no information yet on when the dates will be released, so it may be worth following the even page on social media so you are alerted when any new information becomes available.

      Thanks,
      Michael

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