The three kilometre climb could prove decisive as the 2019 edition's queen stage.
New race director Scott McGrory is confident the stage from Cape Schank to Arthurs Seat will test the best.
“This particular stage will include the riders travelling five times up Arthurs Seat," McGrory said. "On previous occasions it has been three times which has been tough enough, but five times, well the riders are going to be shocked when they hear that…and certainly more shocked when they are riding up it."
The stage should also prove popular with fans.
“Incorporating the Eagle gondola it is a fantastic thing to do," McGrory said. "It will be great for the public with the roads covered with spectators, plenty of activity on the hairpin corners and a real festival of cycling at Arthurs Seat to showcase the best riders in the world."
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