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 returns to the event in 2016 to join thousands of fans and cyclists in the Momentum Energy People’s Ride.
Meanwhile, despite his absence, the elite races continue 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.
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 second edition of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race will be held on Saturday 30 to Sunday 31 January 2016 and promises to continue growing into the future.
(Courtesy of http://www.cadelevansgreatoceanroadrace.com.au/the-event/overview/)