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Powercor m2w

Race Distance


Race Start

Avalon Airport

Race Finish

Raglan parade WarRnambool



Open Women

Mens's B


2019 Classifications


Melbourne to Warrnambool Winner

South West TAFE

King of the Mountain

Deakin University

Sprint Champion

ACE Radio

200km Victorian Championship

Anchor Point 1st

Warrnambool Rider


  • Date: Friday 15 February 2019
  • Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Venue: Cycling Victoria
    DISC (Darebin International Sports Centre)
    281 Darebin Rd, Thornbury 3071

All riders and Team Managers are to present their current Cycling Australia licence; Team Managers can present licences on behalf of riders representing their team.

By attending Pre-Registration, you are not required to register on the morning of the race. Due to large entry numbers and hence potentially long queues on the morning of the race, attendance at Pre-Registration is recommended.


  • Date: Saturday 16 February 2019
  • Time: 5:00am - 7:00am
  • Location: Registration Marquee, Avalon Airport (follow directional signage from main entrance)

Team Managers Meeting

(NRS Registered Teams only)
  • Date: Saturday 16 February 2019
  • Time: 6:15am
  • Venue: Start LineAs per the National Road Series regulations, this meeting is compulsory for all Team Managers.

Rolling Road Closures and Cut Off Times

A rolling road closures will be implemented by Victoria Police.
Please be aware that at the discretion of Victoria Police, riders off the back of the main peloton may be deemed to be outside the race envelope.
A maximum time gap of 15 minutes will be allowed before riders will be classed as outside of the road closure and therefore out of the race. NO EXCEPTIONS

As a result, standard road rules will apply. If a rider is passed by the ‘tail end’ Police car this is an indication that the rider is outside of the road closure.

Victoria Police, along with the commissaires will monitor and issue infringements to riders not obeying Victorian road rules when outside of the race envelope

Cycling Victoria and Victoria Police have worked closely over the past few months to develop a safe strategy to deliver the Powercor Melbourne to Warrnambool Cycling Classic. It is critical that riders and team managers obey instruction from Victoria Police and the Race Directors Team.

In an instance where a breakaway occurs and the race envelope stretches to beyond 15 minutes Victoria Police will apply the following ruling:

  • If the majority of riders are in the breakaway group, the Police tail car will begin passing riders, therefore placing riders outside of the road closure.
  • If the majority of riders are in the main peloton, Victoria Police will instruct through the race director for the peloton to increase the pace of the race and shorten the breakaway gap.

Riders and team managers need to ensure instructions from the Race Director are followed. The Event Permit and Victoria Police resourcing allow for a road closure envelope of 15mins.

Victoria Police have the power and have indicated that the race will be abandoned if riders fail to obey instructions when it comes to managing the race envelope

Cut off points Sprint #2 (85kms), 30mins behind leader.
Feed #2 (127kms), 45 mins behind leader.
Sprint #4 (202kms), 60mins behind leader.
After this point there’s no medallions available.

Four feed stations:
61.5 km Winchelsea
129.8 km Irrewillipe Red Reserve
187.4 km Port Campbell
229.3 km Nullawarre

200km Championships location – Peterborough

King of the Mountains
KOM # 1 38.8km
KOM # 2 115.6km
KOM # 3 181.1km
KOM # 4 188.3km
Sprint #1 38.8km
Sprint #2 115.6km
Sprint #3 107.2km
Sprint #4 200km & Champs Location
Sprint #5 246km

Neutral Spares

SRAM Neutral Race Support will provide neutral race support for the duration of the race.

Spares will be shadowing the commissaire vehicles and provide Neutral Support for riders in all categories.

There will be three vehicles and one van used to provide this service. These vehicles will be clearly marked and located near the teams parking area close to the start line.

It is strongly recommended however that all riders not in the NRS category carry a pump and spare tube should you fall behind a spares vehicle and the next one is some distance away.

Best endeavours will be made to service riders as quickly as possible.

Neutral Spares will not be responsible for any loss of time due to riders having to wait for service to continue.

Remember, support vehicles for graded riders will not be allowed to follow the race convoy. This will be managed by Victoria Police so we encourage all graded riders to plan accordingly to make use of this service.

The women’s category will have a dedicated mechanic servicing the women entrants.

Heat Policy

Cycling Victoria are bound by the Cycling Australia Heat Policy and implement procedures as outlined in the policy. Policy can be found here.