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Welcome to Australia’s premier modern one-day classic – the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. Get set for the world’s best male and female riders to descend on Geelong and the Surf Coast region in their quest to win the race and gain valuable UCI WorldTour points.
2019 will be the fifth edition of the Elite Men’s and Elite Women’s Race and will push riders to their limits. It will include an action-packed event village at Geelong Waterfront, a global broadcast into more than 140 countries, and thousands of spectators lining the course. You won’t want to miss it!
Dutch star Annemiek van Vleuten (NED), from Australian ORICA-SCOTT, took out a stunning win in the Elite Women’s race after sprinting ahead of four fellow breakaway companions.
The Elite Men’s race was held for the first time as a UCI WorldTour sanctioned race. German sprinter Nikias Arndt (GER) took the title in a thrilling finish, narrowly beating Australians Simon Gerrans (ORICA-SCOTT) and Cameron Meyer (KordaMentha Real Estate Australian National Team).
The ORICA-AIS team and Aussie cyclists came out on top in the Elite Women’s race, with Amanda Spratt (AUS) and Rachel Neylan (AUS) making it a one-two for the Australian outfit.
More of the world’s best teams descended on Geelong as the Elite Men’s race stepped up to a 1.HC classification. Team Sky’s Peter Kennaugh (GBR) an impressive attack on the final climb to win ahead of a closing peloton.
In the Elite Women’s race, Australian Rachel Neylan (AUS) (Building Champions) triumphed over a field of nearly 70 riders to clinch her first “big win” in a hard-fought ride.
The Elite Men’s champion was Belgium’s Gianni Meersman (BEL) (Etixx-Quickstep), who sprinted from the leading pack to claim victory in a field of 115.
Don’t miss the latest news and announcements as we count down the weeks until the ultimate weekend of cycling.
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