The Tour of the Great South Coast is an annual men’s cycling event that involves biking through the beautiful terrain in Victoria and South Australia over six days.
It is one of Australia’s most popular cycling events and is organised by Cycling Victoria; thus, all of the organisation’s rules, regulations, and scale of penalties will be applied.
Tour of the Great South Coast 2021 Cycling Event Dates & Stage Course Maps
The membership categories include Men J19, U23, Elite J19; all of which are required to send in a Distance Exemption Form at least two weeks before the race.
There are several stages, the location and distance of which may change each year. In 2019, Stage 1 was in the Mount Gambier Criterium (30 laps), stage 2 was the Blue Lake Road Race (10 laps), stage 3 was the Port MacDonnell Circuit Race (5 laps), stage 4 was the Naracoorte – Lucindale Criterium (30 laps), stage 5 was the Naracoorte Team Time Trial, stage 6 was the Casterton to Heywood Road Race, stage 7 was the Cape Bridgewater Road Race (4 laps), and stage 8 was the Portland Criterium (30 laps).
All riders will be assigned two body numbers as well as a transponder and a frame plate. Feeding will only begin 50km after the start, and up to 20km. Feeding on the team vehicles will only be allowed with a go-signal from the Chief Commissaire.