JAN 2018


After a successful addition to the 2017 Event, the exciting and popular Towards Zero Race Melbourne will return as a key feature of the four-day Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race for 2018 .

The Towards Zero Race Melbourne will once again kick-off the Event on Thursday 25 January. In a spectacular show of speed and strategy, Elite Men and Elite Women and teams will line up on the world-famous Australian Formula 1™ Grand Prix track in a criterium (circuit) style race.

Towards Zero Race Melbourne is sanctioned by the Union Cyclisite Internationale (UCI) – cycling’s international federation — and will test rider power and team strategy.


It’s the perfect prelude to the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race Elite Men’s and Elite Women’s road races, as the action moves from Melbourne to Geelong, Barwon Heads, Torquay and the Surf Coast for the weekend.

Towards Zero Race Melbourne was created by Visit Victoria in collaboration with Cadel Evans and his management Signature Sport, and with the support of the Victorian Government.

As well as showcasing some of the worlds’ best cycling action up close to enjoy, Towards Zero Race Melbourne will also include a range of family activities that encourage healthy active living and a love of cycling within our Parks – open for all on Australia Day on Friday 26 January!


Towards Zero is a vision for a future free of deaths and serious injuries on our roads. It acknowledges that as humans, we make mistakes. But when those mistakes happen on our roads we come off second best, because our bodies aren’t designed to absorb high impact speeds.

That’s why we need to ensure we have a safe road system in place. A system that protects us from our own mistakes and those of others. A system that will change road safety for good.

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