When speed, strategy and the power of the pro peloton hit Torquay, you can expect fireworks! In 2020, Irishman Sam Bennett and Aussie champ Brodie Chapman took out the inaugural UCI 1.1 circuit race, presented by the TAC.


Elite Women’s (UCI 1.1)

2020 Winner:

Brodie Chapman, FDJ Nouvelle – Aquitaine Futuroscope

Average speed of the winner: 36.9km/h

Duration: 12pm to 2:45pm

Circuit: 8 x 13km laps totalling 104km

Intermediate Sprints Surf Coast Times Super Sprint 1 

Tanja Erath, Canyon//SRAM Racing

Intermediate Sprints Surf Coast Times Super Sprint 2 

Brodie Chapman, FDJ Nouvelle – Aquitaine Futuroscope


Elite Men’s (UCI 1.1)

2020 Winner:

Sam Bennett, Deceuninck – Quick-Step

Average speed of the winner: 44.0km/h

Duration: 4:45 pm to 7:45pm

Circuit: 10 x 13km laps totalling 130km

Intermediate Sprints Surf Coast Times Super Sprint 1 

Neilson Powless, EF Education First

Intermediate Sprints Surf Coast Times Super Sprint 2 

Kiel Reijnen, Trek-Segafredo

The Course

TAC 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 TAC 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

The Transport Accident Commission is a Victorian Government-owned organisation that supports those injured on our roads and promotes road safety.

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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