JAN 2024


Valuable WorldTour points and a strong start to the season are not the only things on the line during the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race – The silverware on offer across our weekend of cycling are highly sought after.

The main trophy is designed in Victoria by Flynn Silver. Dan and John Flynn pride themselves on their artistic flare and ability to capture the essence of an event’s story, bringing it to life through their craftsmanship.

Elite Road Races

The story behind the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race trophy for the winning male and female riders begins with its shape. The curve of the trophy symbolises a ‘C’ for Cadel.

The ‘C’ is designed using a high-quality road bike rim. The black edge of the rim also represents the winding bitumen of the Great Ocean Road.

Adjoining the bike rim, a piece of translucent blue acrylic sheet has been carefully chosen to resemble the colour of the surf along the iconic Victorian coastline, and as the acrylic sheet embraces the rim, the two materials form the distinct representation of a wave.

Gerry Ryan Award

The Gerry Ryan Award, introduced in 2018, is for the best under 25 male and female rider in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Races. The winners can be either domestic or international riders.

Cadel Evans and his management Signature Sport with the support of Visit Victoria acknowledge the opportunities Gerry Ryan has provided for so many Australian riders – male and female – to develop and ultimately compete on the world stage.

This new trophy has been designed by Wathaurong Glass & Arts who express Aboriginal art in glass

The design along the sides of the glass is traditional cross-hatching, this reflects “you are on country”

The design through the centre is the race journey, the gathering motif is the start and finish point for the race.

Surf Coast Classic & Geelong Classic

Wathaurong Glass & Arts have also designed the trophies for the midweek classics. The upper curves of the glass trophy design indicate the shoreline of the coast in our region, with sand texture referencing the beach

The bottom design is traditional journey lines, this reflects the race journey.

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