The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race is a popular racing event started by Australian legend and Tour De France winner Cadel Evans.
There is happy news for Evans and his fans now as the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has decided to add this race in the UCI WorldTour racing calendar for the next three seasons from 2017 to 2019.
The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race is just in this third year and within such a short span of time it has gained huge popularity among the racing fans and bikers. This made the UCI take notice of the race and makes a quick decision to include this race in their world calendar for next year. The one day classic 174 km race will now be sitting along with the lines of other popular races like Spring Classics of Europe and Tour De France.
Cadel Evans is very much excited after hearing this news. He said that getting a spot in the race in the UCI WorldTour calendar was a dream comes true for him. He said that his vision has now become a reality and his country Australia too is on the world map of cycling. It will be having its own one day modern racing classic for the next three years.
The classic cycling season will kick start in Geelong on January 29 at 2017. The Cadel Evans Grand Ocean Road Race will form a critical part of the classic race as teams and the racing individuals will be looking to muster up early season points to get their table sets for the long season ahead. This is the best that can happen to Geelong and its surrounding areas, according to Evans. There will be plenty of world teams descending on his home soil and everyone will be looking at what the region has to offer.