Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
|Competition||UCI World Tour|
|Editions||4 (as of 2018)|
|First winner||Gianni Meersman (BEL)|
|Most wins||No repeat winners|
|Most recent||Jay McCarthy (AUS)|
The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race also known as Great Ocean Road Race or Cadel Road Race is an annual professional one-day road bicycle racing for both men and women starting and finishing in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, and routed along the picturesque Great Ocean Road. The first race was held in 2015, as the farewell race for Cadel Evans - Australia's only Tour de France winner or Road World Champion. The 2017 edition was added to the UCI World Tour for the first time.
The men's version is 174 km (108 mi), while the women's is 113 km (70 mi). The race starts in the town of Geelong in Victoria going through Evans' hometown of Barwon Heads on the Bellarine Peninsula, passing by the famous surf beach of Bells Beach in Surf Coast Shire and continuing along the Great Ocean Road. The race then heads via rolling hills back to Geelong for three circuits of the city before a waterfront finish. The race is expected to suit puncheurs.
|2015||Gianni Meersman (BEL)||Etixx–Quick-Step|
|2016||Peter Kennaugh (GBR)||Team Sky|
|2017||Nikias Arndt (GER)||Team Sunweb|
|2018||Jay McCarthy (AUS)||Bora–Hansgrohe|
|2015||Rachel Neylan (AUS)||Building Champions Squad|
|2016||Amanda Spratt (AUS)||Orica–AIS|
|2017||Annemiek van Vleuten (NED)||Orica–Scott|
|2018||Chloe Hosking (AUS)||Alé–Cipollini|
Melbourne pre-race criterium
In 2017 the pre-race criterium was known as the Race Melbourne - Albert Park, becoming the Towards Zero Race Melbourne in 2018.
|2017||Sam Bennett (IRL)||Bora–Hansgrohe|
|2018||Sam Bennett (IRL)||Bora–Hansgrohe|
|2017||Kirsten Wild (NED)||Cylance Pro Cycling|
|2018||Annette Edmondson (AUS)||Wiggle High5|
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