30 JAN -
2 FEB 2020

30 January 2020

For the first time, the iconic surf town of Torquay will host our electric UCI 1.1 circuit races. The 13km circuit gives fans a chance to get up close to the world’s fastest bike riders in one of Australia’s most dynamic cycling events.

While the elite riders compete for glory, there’s something for everyone at the Towards Zero Race Torquay foreshore festival. Open from 11am – 9pm, Rya Park headlines the main stage. Look for roving entertainers, enjoy the food and beverage stalls, plus face painting and games for the kids.


Elite Women’s (UCI 1.1)

Start time: 12pm to approximately 2.45pm

Circuit: 8 laps (104km)

Surf Coast Times Super Sprints: Laps 3 & 6

Average speed: 41.8km/h

2019 team classification: Trek-Segafredo 90pts


Elite Men’s (UCI 1.1)

Start time: 4.45pm to approximately 7.45pm

Circuit: 10 laps (130km)

Surf Coast Times Super Sprints: Laps 3 & 6

Average speed: 48.3km/h

2019 team classification: Deceuninck–Quick-Step 95pts

*Race times subject to change

Towards Zero Race Torquay

The Course

Towards Zero Race Torquay

Starting and finishing on The Esplanade, the 13km circuit will follow a clockwise direction with the peloton racing along Bell Street before hitting the iconic Great Ocean Road, Duffields and Messmate Roads.

You can expect fast and dynamic racing, with the riders guaranteed to be attacking as they punch over the two short climbs on the back of the circuit. The peloton then heads back via South Beach Road, and there’s a quick decent to Horseshoe Bend Road before hitting the finish line in the heart of Torquay.

The riders will battle it out in the Surf Coast Times Super Sprints on laps 3 and 6. The winner-takes-all format for the intermediate sprints will see the racing heat up early with a cash prize up for grabs. From there, it’s all about line honours and becoming the inaugural winner of Towards Zero Race Torquay.

Line the track or check out the action from the Event Village and community hub opposite Price Street.

What they say

Proudly presented by TAC and Surf Coast Shire

Riding towards zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads The Transport Accident Commission’s Towards Zero vision is for zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads; we believe in a safer road system for all road users.

Each and every one of us, as motorists, motorcyclists, pedestrians and cyclists has the shared responsibility to use our road system safely and with respect for each other.

Together we can ride towards a future where every journey is a safe one.

The Surf Coast boasts some of Australia’s most famous beaches and opportunities for outdoor adventure.

Torquay is the official start of the Great Ocean Road – a special place to drive and cycle. The Surf Coast is honoured to be part of this international event so close to Cadel’s heart.

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