What time does the 2017 Melbourne to Warrnambool Cycling Classic finish?

The world’s second oldest one-day cycling event takes place on Saturday – the 102nd  Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic.

The race starts at Werribee at 7.30am and finds it way to Warnnambool about seven hours later.

The 2017 incarnation, a highlight on the domestic calendar, was saved from oblivion when new sponsors signed on at the 11th hour this year.

Road restrictions

Road closures will be in force at a numbers of locations on Saturday. You can find full details here

What time should the Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic finish?

Of course, the are no definites – there are so many variables but organisers have offered a ballpark time.

If cyclists maintain 39km/h, expect them at Warrnambool’s Raglan Parade about 2.46pm.

If riders average between 39 and 33km/h, they’ll arrive at the finish line before 4.10pm.

Last year’s winner Nathan Elliott will be back to defend his crown in the 120-strong elite men’s field.

Elliott has been training hard for this year's race and recently returned from the Tour of China with his team - IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness. 

Every starter in all divisions is published below.

The course

The prize money