The Herald Sun Tour returns to Gippsland in 2019
The course for the 2019 Jayco Hearld Sun Tour has been announced, with Gippsland to host much of the race.
The five day event will begin on 30 January with some of Australia's best riders, including Richie Porte leading his new 2019 team TREK-SEGAFREDO.
The 66th edition of the event will be a big component of a busy Australian summer for Porte, with Race Director Scott McGrory elated such a high calibre talent will be taking on a raft of WorldTour team riders, with teams to be announced shortly.
The Lexus Of Blackburn Women's Herald Sun Tour again showcasing the best female riders January 30-31 2019, with the men riding January 30 to February 3 2019.
Gippsland features strongly this year with the first stage around the Phillip Island MotoGP circuit, before Wonthaggi and Churchill become the focus for stage 2.
Stage 3 is from Sale to Warragul, while the 'queen stage' at Stage 4 sees the riders go from Cape Schanck to Arthurs Seat.
Stage 5 will be around Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens, replicating parts of the 2006 Commonwealth games circuit, with plenty of fan-friendly spots to watch the title contenders.
Stage map below