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Cycling Road Race

Royal Botanic Gardens

“It is always fantastic to race in front of a home crowd, especially in Melbourne where the fans are so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about cycling. The course should be a great one for riders and fans alike with the hills of South Yarra sure to provide a real tactical challenge.” - Robbie McEwen, internationally renowned Australian cyclist.

Stretching in and around Melbourne’s famed Royal Botanic Gardens, along the edge of the Yarra River and through the steep surrounds of Punt Road Hill, the Cycling Road Race course will be a formidable test of endurance and skill against a backdrop of some of the most outstanding features the city has to offer.

  • The start and finish line is on Birdwood Avenue. Athletes travel north to Linlithgow and Alexandra Avenues to City Road before turning back towards Boathouse Drive, Alexandra Avenue, Darling Street, right into Domain Road, left at Caroline Sreet, to Dobson Street, then Punt Road, before heading back the same way to the incline at Shipley Street, Punt Road, again to Alexandra Avenue, over Walsh Street, through Clowes and Anderson Streets, then right on Domain Road, completing the lap in Birdwood Avenue. For more details visit the Road Events course descriptions page.
Cross Section of Course

Event details

Saturday, 25 March 2006
Course Familiarisation Session: 8am – 10am

Sunday, 26 March 2006
Race day

Women’s event (9 laps):
9am – 12.15pm

Men’s event (15 laps):
1pm – 6pm

Medal presentation ceremonies will take place at the MCG.

For course details and route maps follow these links:

The Road Events at a glance and Road Events frequently asked questions sections will help you plan for your Games time activities.
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