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Are you Tour Down Under ready? Stage 5 of the 2017 Tour Down Under at Willunga. Photo: Ryan Finlay.
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Stage 5 of the 2017 Tour Down Under at Willunga. Photo: Ryan Finlay.

Stage 5 of the 2017 Tour Down Under at Willunga. Photo: Ryan Finlay.

Stage 5 of the 2017 Tour Down Under at Willunga. Photo: Ryan Finlay.

Stage 5 of the 2017 Tour Down Under at Willunga. Photo: Ryan Finlay

Stage 5 of the 2017 Tour Down Under at Willunga. Photo: Ryan Finlay

Stage 5 of the 2017 Tour Down Under at Willunga. Photo: Ryan Finlay

Stage 5 of the 2017 Tour Down Under at Willunga. Photo: Ryan Finlay

Stage 5 of the 2017 Tour Down Under at Willunga. Photo: Ryan Finlay

Stage 5 of the 2017 Tour Down Under at Willunga. Photo: Ryan Finlay

TweetFacebookREAD MOREScott Bowden, Nathan Earle ready for 2018 Tour Down UnderGeorgia Baker to lead the TIS Racing TeamSouthern Barossa towns dress up ahead of 2018 Santos Tour Down UnderExplore the stagesThe People’s Choice Classic Stage is a circuit based in the heart of Adelaide and acts as a prelude to the UCIWorldTour race.Ultimately it’s a chance for people to become a tourist in the city and casually ride through parklands that surround the business hub.

The Women’s Tour Down Underpeloton race is held acrossfour stages, the first begins onThursday, January 11, with Stage 4 finishing onSunday, January 14. Clickhereto viewall the stages and route maps.

Stage 2 of the Women’s TDU: Friday, January 12.Start: 10.30am –Lyndoch . Finish: 1.25pm–Mengler’s Hill. Race distance: 102km.TheMen’s Tour Down Underthis year celebratesit’s 20thanniversary andwillonce again travel over 800kmthrough Adelaide and regional SA.

Stage 1Tuesday, January 16.Start: 11am –Port Adelaide. Finish: 2.41pm –Lyndoch. Ride distance: 145km.Cyclists will wind their way up to the wine region, and travellingthrough Williamstown, Lyndoch, Sandy Creek and Cockatoo Valley before the race finish in Lyndoch’s main drag.

Men’s TDU Stage 1 which takes in southern Barossa towns.

Stage 2 –Wednesday, January 17. Start: 11am – King William Road Unley.Finish: 3.11pm – Mount Barker Road, Stirling.Ride distance: 148.6km. Men’s TDU Stage 2 map route.

Stage 3 –Thursday, January 18. Start: 11am –Colley Terrace, Glenelg. Finish: 2.53pm – Esplande Victor Harbor.Ride distance: 146.5km. Men’s TDU Stage 3 map route.

Stage 4–Friday, January 19. Start: 11.30am –The Parade, Norwood. Finish: 3pm –Green Hill Road, Uraidla.Ride distance: 128.2km.Stage 4 also combines the Bupa Challenge Tourwhich further enables cycling enthusiasts putting their skills to the test from Norwood to Uraidla,just hours before the professionals tackle the stage.

This year’s Bupa Challenge will further visit the region to include towns Mount Torrens, Birdwood and Mount Pleasant. It will also include a Bupa Mini Tour for Kidsand a Bupa Family Ride

Men’s TDU Stage 4 which also involves the Bupa Challenge open to cycling enthusiasts hours before the professionals ride through.

Stage 5 –Saturday, January 20. Start: 11.10am –Main Road, McLaren Vale. Finish: 2.58pm –Brookman Road, Willunga Hill.Stage 6 –Sunday, January 21. Start: 1.30pm –King Williams Street, Adelaide circuit. Finish: 3.30pm. Ride distance: 90km.This is the final stageof the Santos Tour Down Under and will see the peloton race through the streets of Adelaide on this fast-paced 4.5km circuit before2018 UCI WorldTour season is crowned.

Along with the tour will be a heap of event hosted by in the city and SA towns for people to further participate in or explore.

For more details click here to access the official 2018 TDU ‘EventsCalendar’.

Barossa Herald

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