Jayco Herald Sun Tour Pedals into Baw Baw

Published on 17 January 2019

Australia's oldest professional cycling race, the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, is coming to Baw Baw with riders travelling through and finishing the third stage in Warragul on Friday 1 February 2019.

Now in its 66th edition, the ‘SunTour’ has captured the attention of sports fans throughout Victoria.

Riders from around the world compete in the Tour, with a long and distinguished list of past winners, and an honour role that includes Tour de France Champions Chris Froome and Sir Bradley Wiggins

Stage three of the five-stage men's road race will depart Sale in the morning and travel 161.6 kilometres through Gippsland’s challenging landscape - completing the stage at approximately 2.12pm on Bowen Street in Warragul.

Race followers can immerse themselves in the action at the following viewing points:

  • Sale (Start) – Port of Sale, Canal Rd: 9:00am to 10:00am
  • Sale – Princes Hwy (Foster St) and Reeve St: 10:00am to 10:10am
  • Maffra (Sprint #1) – Johnson St: 10:15am to 10:40am
  • Glengarry – Cairnbrook Rd: 11:40pm to 12:05pm
  • Tyers – Main Rd (Brown Coalmine Rd): 11:55pm to 12:20pm
  • Yallourn North (KOM #1) – North Rd: 12:10pm to 12:40pm
  • Willow Grove (Sprint #2) – Moe-Willow Grove Rd: 12:45pm to 1:10pm
  • Shady Creek (KOM #2) – Old Sale Rd (at Yarragon-Shady Creek Rd): 1:15pm to 1:40pm
  • Warragul (Finish) – Bowen St: From 1:50pm

Times are based on an estimated average speed across the whole race. The average speed could be different dependent on several factors such as weather, so be sure to not miss out by getting into position early to see the riders race through.

The community is encouraged to join in the excitement at the finish line at Bowen Street from 1:00pm – 3:00pm for a celebratory festival. Activities include rider interviews, sponsor activations and displays, family entertainment and live commentary. Race presentations will take place at 2.30pm.

Throughout the entire race riders will pass through Wonthaggi, Churchill, Sale, Warragul, Cape Schanck, Arthurs Seat with the final stage taking place in Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens.

Stage 3 of the Tour is proudly presented in partnership with Jayco, Herald Sun, Baw Baw Shire Council and Visit Victoria.

For more race information, please visit https://www.heraldsuntour.com.au

Quotes attributable to Mayor Cr Mikaela Power

"Baw Baw Shire Council has set its sights on attracting world-class events to our region and the Jayco Herald Sun Tour certainly fits the bill! It’s not every day you have the opportunity to watch the world’s best cyclists in your own backyard.”

“It will be a great experience for locals and visitors of all ages, whether you’re a cycling buff or not. We’re proud to support this major event which will boost our local economy, promote cycling and inspire an active and healthy lifestyle. We encourage everyone to save the date and be part of the action as riders cross the finish line.”