Herald Sun Tour 2018

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Herald Sun Tour 2018

Postby dmwill » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:10 pm

Does anyone know if it's happening for 2018?

A few websites (GTR Events and Velowire) indicate it's on from 31st Jan - 4th Feb, but there doesn't appear to be anything official.

Event website still has 2017 stuff and the official Facebook page is outdated.

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Re: Herald Sun Tour 2018

Postby Arbuckle23 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:08 pm

Been searching myself and found nothing firm.
Heard rumours it was coming back to Arthurs Seat this year and keen to go and watch, in my back yard so to speak

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Re: Herald Sun Tour 2018

Postby Tim Booth » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:11 am

Proloog - 31 Januari : Melbourne ITT, 2.10 km

Etappe: 1 - 1 Februari : Healesville - Healesville , 126.00 km

Etappe: 2 - 2 Februari : Yarra Glen - Moe, 144.00 km

Etappe: 3 - 3 Februari : Traralgon - Inverloch, 146.00 km

Etappe: 4 - 4 Februari : Arthurs Seat - Mornington, 122.00 km

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Re: Herald Sun Tour 2018

Postby Tim Booth » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:31 am

or
Melbourne
Colac-Warnambool
Ballarat
Ngambie-Lake Mountain
Kingslake
http://www.visitmelbourne.com/regions/M ... -Tour.aspx

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Re: Herald Sun Tour 2018

Postby fat and old » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:55 am

Since the chairlift was opened I don’t think we’ll see another stage (AT) Arthur’s Seat :(

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Re: Herald Sun Tour 2018

Postby Tim Booth » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:32 am

Esteban Chaves ‘excited’ for longer and harder Herald Sun Tour
http://www.news.com.au/sport/cycling/es ... fb80f6bad0

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Re: Herald Sun Tour 2018

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:11 am

The race is on, GTR are working on it. I'll be there in my usual commissaire driver capacity.

Here's a bit more info:
http://www.melbournepoint.com.au/events ... -sun-tour/

Route uses roads which often form part of the Tour of Gippsland, which this year was relegated to a crit series.

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Re: Herald Sun Tour 2018

Postby fat and old » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:44 pm

Thanks....that looks better. Thought the chairlift op would have put a stop to it. Gonna have to look into getting on it at exactly the right time :lol:

Edit...Say What? Which is correct? Alex or Tims post?

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Re: Herald Sun Tour 2018

Postby find_bruce » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:12 pm


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Re: Herald Sun Tour 2018

Postby fat and old » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:29 pm

Thanks Bruce. That's cool, live near enough to Kinglake half the time, near enough to Arthurs the other half, got it covered :lol:

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Re: Herald Sun Tour 2018

Postby find_bruce » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:47 pm

I'm just hoping someone tells Alex where he needs to drive the commissaires :D

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Re: Herald Sun Tour 2018

Postby Derny Driver » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:21 pm

Alex Simmons/RST wrote:.. I'll be there in my usual commissaire driver capacity...

Just heard today that Mobius are getting an invite.
Unfortunately with the dates being as they are I am unlikely to be able to get time off work to go which is a massive bummer

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Re: Herald Sun Tour 2018

Postby dmwill » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:36 pm

Sweet. Time to look at flights and accom.

Could not get leave for TDU, so Sun tour will do :)

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Re: Herald Sun Tour 2018

Postby g-boaf » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:05 am

Derny Driver wrote:
Alex Simmons/RST wrote:.. I'll be there in my usual commissaire driver capacity...

Just heard today that Mobius are getting an invite.
Unfortunately with the dates being as they are I am unlikely to be able to get time off work to go which is a massive bummer


That's awesome for them. :)

Wouldn't mind going down there if I can get the time off.

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Re: Herald Sun Tour 2018

Postby lone rider » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:59 pm

fat and old wrote:Since the chairlift was opened I don’t think we’ll see another stage (AT) Arthur’s Seat :(


Yep. Been told the same thing. Bit of a shame because it was so good for tv, which the final stage was the only one getting good coverage.
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Re: Herald Sun Tour 2018

Postby lone rider » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:12 pm

I wish they would do better maps. The lake mountain stage is friggen insane, by my guesstimates they are going up to Highlands from Seymour, back towards Ruffy and down to Yarck (these are epic roads for riding, no cars, awesome scenery), then to Alexandra, the back way to Eildon up to Skyline rd, then onto Taggerty and finishing with a 20k climb up Lake Mountain. That is some serious elavation gain for a 218k stage.


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Re: Herald Sun Tour 2018

Postby Tim Booth » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:01 pm

Alex Simmons/RST wrote:The race is on, GTR are working on it. I'll be there in my usual commissaire driver capacity.

Here's a bit more info:
http://www.melbournepoint.com.au/events ... -sun-tour/

Route uses roads which often form part of the Tour of Gippsland, which this year was relegated to a crit series.


that route was the 2016 edition ....

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Re: Herald Sun Tour 2018

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:22 am

Tim Booth wrote:
Alex Simmons/RST wrote:The race is on, GTR are working on it. I'll be there in my usual commissaire driver capacity.

Here's a bit more info:
http://www.melbournepoint.com.au/events ... -sun-tour/

Route uses roads which often form part of the Tour of Gippsland, which this year was relegated to a crit series.


that route was the 2016 edition ....

Yeah, when I looked again I was thinking, haven't I been there before? :lol:

Thinking back to last year, I know that at Tour of Tassie when I spoke with John Trevorrow the final route for the JHST hadn't been settled at that time, mainly due to the Arthur's Seat issues but he said they had an alternative ready to go. But it was quite a while before the route was actually made public.

Last year I was driving Chief Comm so got a pretty good look at the racing, with Froome & Co up close and personal.

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