Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race set to make a splash on Women's WorldTour – Preview

Arlenis Sierra wins 2019 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race Deakin University Elite Women
Arlenis Sierra wins 2019 Women's Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (Image credit: Getty Images)

The Women's WorldTour will officially begin at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, when the women's event called the Deakin University Elite Women's Road Race is held on Saturday, February 1. It is the first time the marquee series has started outside of Europe since its creation five years ago, but the race is expected to make a strong first-impression in Geelong, Australia.

It might be the first time that Australia has hosted a round of the WorldTour, but the nation has long held world-class road races for women. In fact, it hosted the first leg of the former UCI Women's World Cup one-day race series for 11 years between 1998 and 2008 in Sydney, Canberra, the Snowy Mountains and Geelong. 

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