Stage 1: Road Race (hilly)
Uriarra |  Saturday 28th April 2018

Course Description:
The Tour heads back to the Uriarra hills for the first road stage of 2018 after being left out of the 2017 edition. The revised Uriarra route offers a progressively challenging course for each step up in age group. The 2018 course will go 3km deeper into Uriarra Forest than the 2016 edition, taking in some of the ACT’s most scenic terrain on modest climbs, which will decide the King/Queen-of-the-Mountains Classifications. The U9, U11 & the Participation categories will be raced on the purpose-built criterium circuit at Stromlo Forest Park.

Participation: 4.8km  |  Course
U9: 4.8km  |  Course
U11: 7.2km  |  Course
U13: 13.2km  |  Course
U15: 31.6km  |  Course
U17: 50km  |  Course
U19M: 80km  |  Course
Women’s A (incl. U19W): 80km  |  Course
Women’s B: 50km  |  Course
Women’s C: 50km  |  Course

*Nb. For U19M, WA, WB, and WC the Day 1 stage order will be reversed (Stage 1: Criterium, Stage 2: Road Race)
** Participation, U9 and U11 Road Race will be held on the full criterium circuit. U13’s course is undulating.


Stage 2: Criterium
Uriarra |  Saturday 28th April 2018

Course Description:
Canberra’s purpose-built, closed-environment criterium circuit will host Stage 2 of the 2018 Tour (Stage 1 for U19 & Elite Women). In 2018, all age groups will now race on the full 1.25km length of the circuit**. This stage will also be the first chance for the U15+ age groups to grab the Sprint Classification Jersey.

Participation: 10mins + 1 Lap
U9: 10mins + 1 Lap
U11: 12mins + 2 Laps
U13: 15mins + 2 Laps
U15: 20mins + 2 Laps
U17: 30mins + 2 Laps
U19M:40mins + 2 Laps
Women’s A (incl. U19W): 40mins + 2 Laps
Women’s B: 25mins + 2 Laps
Women’s C: 25mins + 2 Laps (racing separately from Women’s B)

Participation / U9 / U11: Course
U13+: Course

*Nb. For U19M, WA, and WB, the Day 1 stage order will be reversed (Stage 1: Criterium, Stage 2: Road Race)
** U9/11/P will race on the full length of the circuit for the “Road Race” stage, and use a shortened course for the criterium.


Stage 3: Road Race (flat)
Sunday 29th April 2018

Course Description:
Offering something for every type of rider, the 2nd road stage of 2018 Tour will be a stark contrast to the first. Almost perfectly flat terrain will suit the breakaway specialist / time trialist as well as being the deciding stage in the Sprint Classification (new in 2018).

Participation: 4km  |  Course
U9: 4km  |  Course
U11: 7.7km  |  Course
U13: 14.2km  |  Course
U15: 28.4km  |  Course
U17: 42.6km  |  Course
U19M: 56.8km  |  Course
Women’s A (incl. U19W): 56.8km  |  Course
Women’s B: 42.6km  |  Course
Women’s B: 42.6km  |  Course


Stage 4: Individual Time Trial (flat)
Sunday 29th April 2018

Course Description:
Flat time-trial courses are rare in Canberra, and the 2018 ITT course will be a chance for the pure time trialist to shine, and claw back time in the General Classification and Young Rider Classification.

Participation: 2km  |  Course
U9: 2km  |  Course
U11: 4km  |  Course
U13: 5.7km  |  Course
U15: 9.7km  |  Course
U17: 14.2km |  Course
U19M: 14.2km |  Course
Women’s A (incl. U19W): 14.2km |  Course
Women’s B: 14.2km |  Course
Women’s C: 14.2km |  Course