Jayco Herald Sun Tour
Some of the world’s best cyclists will converge on Wangaratta on 7 February 2020 for the Jayco Herald Sun Tour.
The tour is one of the leading cycling events in Australia, giving local riders a chance to compete against the world’s best.
Previous winners include Tour de France winners Chris Froome and Sir Bradley Wiggins. Froome was part of the last tour to pass through Wangaratta in 2017.
This time around Wangaratta will be one of the stop-overs, with cyclists racing 178km from Bright to Wangaratta via Tawonga, Myrtleford and Milawa.
Mayor Dean Rees said the tour would deliver an economic benefit to Wangaratta and reach a national audience.
“This will showcase Wangaratta and the High Country as a premier cycling destination, he said.
“It will deliver yet another major event to Wangaratta in what’s shaping as our most action-packed summer and autumn in history.
“Add this to Nitro Circus, Richmond and Collingwood playing an AFL pre-season match and the 10th anniversary of the Wangaratta Marathon and Fun Run and there really is something for everyone.
“I encourage people to get out and enjoy this great event.”
On Friday 7 February 2020, the Jayco Herald Sun Tour professional cycling race will conduct a Race Finish for Stage 3 of the men’s tour at Swan St, Wangaratta. The race will travel from Bright to Wangaratta via Myrtleford, Milawa and Glenrowan.
Temporary changes to traffic conditions and vehicle access will be put into place. A Rolling Road Closure operates along the race route between Bright to Wangaratta via Myrtleford, Milawa and Glenrowan in addition a static road closure in Swan Street Wangaratta (as detailed below). Delays between approximately 15-30 minutes are expected.
Finish road closure
There will be no vehicle access during the below times:
||Roy Street West
||9am - 6.30pm
||Roy Street West
||1pm - 3pm
We encourage anyone interested in spectating to come down to Swan St to support some of the world’s best cyclists battle it out for the 2020 Jayco Herald Sun Tour honours.
For further details about the event please visit www.heraldsuntour.com.au
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the event, please contact Elisha Naish or Kelly Timms at the Rural City of Wangaratta on 5722 0888.