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On Thursday 25 January 2018, the second edition of Towards Zero Race Melbourne will take place as a prequel to the fourth Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, which has already established itself as Australia’s premier weekend of cycling.
The Towards Zero Race Melbourne is sanctioned by cycling’s international federation, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and will be a ‘Criterium’ (circuit road race) style road race following the Australian Formula 1™ Grand Prix track circuit.
Two races will be held:
Elite Men – 22 laps of the 5.3km circuit (total 116.6km).
Elite Women – 12 laps of the 5.3km (total 63.3km).
^ Final distance and lap times will be confirmed in the coming months
Sprints – the race within the race
Points will be awarded to the three fastest riders during intermediate sprints in both the men and women’s races. A bell will sound ahead of each intermediate sprint lap.
For men the sprints take place on laps 5, 10 and 15 with an overall sprint classification winner.
For women the sprints take place on laps 4 and 7 with an overall sprint classification winner.
Start and finish precinct:
The start/finish precinct is where all event entertainment and spectator services are located, in close proximity to the pit buildings.
It will feature: