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Make the most of your trip to the 2017 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race by taking advantage of these spectator viewing points created to ensure you have an enjoyable day roadside.
The Event Village at the Start/Finish precinct and Steampacket Gardens is open both Saturday and Sunday with the Montpellier Park, Barwon Heads and Torquay locations open on Sunday for the Elite Men’s race.
We’d also love to see you add to the colour of the races.
Dress up in your wacky costumes, decorate your store or house front and make some noise as the riders and television cameras come past.
Located opposite the start and finish line, the event village is the place to go to enjoy the build up of the national anthem, wander through sponsor set-ups, grab your official event merchandise and catch a glimpse of what promises to be an exciting finish to the elite men’s and women’s road races.
Steampacket Gardens, Eastern Beach Road Geelong
A short walk from the start/finish precinct, Steampacket Gardens hosts the world’s best teams as they prepare for battle on the road. Get up close to watch your favourite stars prepare and then be presented on stage as they sign on for racing. Enjoy the action on the big screen and as the peloton passes through before celebrating with the winners back on the main stage.
The spectator viewing points located around the course away from the Start/Finish precinct are operational on Sunday, 29 January only.
Montpellier Park, Highton
SUNDAY FROM 12PM
See the agony on the faces of the world’s best cyclists as they trade blows up the steep Montpellier climb made famous by the 2010 UCI Cycling World Championships.
This area is perfectly primed for cycling aficionados and local Geelong residents as they catch the climb live three times and relax in the park to watch the remainder of the racing action on the big screen.
Be entertained with on-course activities for you and the family before the riders arrive, then watch the live action as the world’s best cyclist pass. Pre-event entertainment, prizes & give-aways available!
Bridge Road, Ewing Blyth Road
Celebrate in Cadel Evans’ hometown for what promises to be another active area for spectators, watch as riders charge through town for the intermediate sprint. Whilst you’re in town by taking advantage of the Australia Day sales!
For those who want to jam a whole lot into one day, Torquay may be the location for you. Watch riders scream past the Torquay intermediate sprint point, enjoy the action on the big screen and duck across for the road for some shopping or a meal at Torquay shops or even head to the beach for a swim in between.
Official Cheer Sites – The Esplanade & Bell Street, Great Ocean Road and Surf Coast Hinterland
Be there with bells on! You’re invited by local Surf Coast businesses across the event weekend to join in the excitement at various ‘Cheer Sites’ identified along the course including the Surf Coast Hotel, Bomboras Café, Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and more! Spectators are encouraged to wear Cadel Blue and ‘ring in’ the cyclists whilst watching up-close. http://www.cheercadeltorquay.com/
Official Live Site – The Esplanade (in-between Price and Bell streets)
Features: A big screen will be set up on the Torquay Esplanade at the sprint finish. Food & beverage and amenities will be available Sunday only.
The Esplanade, Torquay
Surf Coast Hotel
Bomboras Café & Pop Up Bar
Bistro On The Green
Whytes On The Esplanade
Zeally’s Bar & Grill
Front Beach Café
Bell Street, Torquay
Go Ride A Wave
Surf Coast Kids
The Happy Runner
The Bottle of Milk
Bell Street Fish & Chips
Torquay Hotel Motel
Gilbert Street, Torquay
La Dolce Vita
Great Ocean Road
RACV Torquay Resort
Great Ocean Road Chocoleterie & Ice Creamery
Coastal Forest Lodge, Forest Rd
Brown Magpie Winery at Moriac
Raven’s Creek Farm, Moriac
Mount Moriac Hotel, Moriac