The 2019 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race kicks off in spectacular style with the Towards Zero Race Melbourne, Thursday 24 January in Albert Park. Today our Elite Men’s and Elite Women’s professional riders made the most of the fantastic weather, checking out the course, our beaches, and the many cafes on the Victorian coast. Cadel Evans also joined the riders to do some quality training through his favourite region in the world for riding.

Join us in Melbourne for the twilight start of our long weekend of cycling action. The world’s best riders are on our shores!

AG2R La Mondiale scouted our undulating roads for the weekend  [Image: James Startt]

The New Zealand Women’s National Team make a pit stop to capture the view [Image: James Startt]

Caleb Ewan and Lotto Soudal test the steep gradients of our Challambra KOM [Image: James Startt]

Team Tibco – SVB getting some tips from the Geelong Cats women players! [Image: Rob Lindblade]

Recent Tour Down Under winner Daryl Impey bumped into Team Lotto Jumbo-Visma out on the course [James Startt]

Team Sunweb enjoying the stunning coastal views [Image: James Startt]

Welcome to Country for our Elite Women’s peloton for out Welcome Wave dinner [Adam Phelan]

Michael Valgren (Team Astana) before heading out for a morning ride [Image: Adam Phelan]