Elite cyclists from all over the globe descended on Melbourne and Geelong to compete in Towards Zero Race Melbourne (26 January, 2017) and the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (26 – 29 January, 2017).
Tour de France winner Chris Froome – along with some of the world’s
best male and female cyclists – raced around Melbourne’s Australian
Formula 1™ Grand Prix track at Albert Park in Victoria’s newest major
cycling event Towards Zero Race Melbourne. . As well as showcasing some of the world’s best cycling action up close, Towards Zero Race Melbourne
will include a range of family activities that encourage active
living and a love of cycling – a unique way to celebrate Australia Day
Following the fast pace of the Melbourne race, lycra-lovers then
headed to Geelong’s waterfront for the weekend to watch or participate
in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.
Taking place across the weekend, the event included the Men’s and
Women’s Elite races, a People’s Ride that will enable amateurs to
tackle 65km or 111km of the course alongside Cadel Evans himself, and a
Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Drive and the Sydney to Melbourne Heritage Drive are among Australia's most extraordinary road trips driving between Australia's two major cities, including Canberra and Jervis Bay