Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events, John Eren–
MELBOURNE GRAND PRIX OF CYCLOCROSS
On behalf of the Victorian Government, welcome to the major events capital of Australia and proud home of the Melbourne Grand Prix of Cyclocross.
Victoria lives and breathes sport, and no one puts on a show like we do.
We’re home to some of the biggest events in the world including the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, Melbourne’s famous Spring Racing Carnival and the Australian Open tennis.
While competition is important, one of the best things about the Melbourne Grand Prix of Cyclocross is the camaraderie and enjoyment experienced by everyone involved.
Hosting the Melbourne Grand Prix of Cyclocross – and doing it so well – is part of what makes Victoria the sporting capital of Australia.
Events like this one draw visitors from far and wide, keeping our bars, restaurants, and hotels busy, while boosting our visitor economy.
They also provide an opportunity to shine the spotlight on our world-class sports and entertainment venues.
That is why we’re proud to support the Melbourne Grand Prix of Cyclocross and help stage this fantastic event here in Essendon Fields.
When you’re not at the cycling, I encourage you to explore the many things our beautiful state has to offer.
I hope all competitors, volunteers, fans and visitors enjoy the Melbourne Grand Prix of Cyclocross.
Hon John Eren MP
Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events