The Shimano neutral service team with Ochre Jersey winner Richie Porte at Paracombe.
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Image Gallery: Behind The Scenes At The Tour Down Under

During the past week at the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under we’ve taken thousands of photos of not just the cycling action but the riders, fans and incredible locations along the tour route.

Here’s a gallery showing just a few of the supporters and some of our favourite riders at various start and finish towns along the way. Enjoy!

Race winner Richie Porte, 2nd placed Esteban Chaves, a thrilled fan and Team Sky rider Geraint Thomas in the lobby of the Adelaide Hilton.
Race winner Richie Porte, Caleb Ewan, a thrilled fan and Team Sky rider Geraint Thomas in the lobby of the Adelaide Hilton.
Orica-Scott fans including Simon Gerran's father alongside the road near McLaren Vale for Stage 5.
Orica-Scott fans including Simon Gerran’s father alongside the road near McLaren Vale for Stage 5.
'Team Jay' - Family, friends and supporters of Bora-hansgrohe rider Jay McCarthy made the trip from Maryborough in Queensland. It was well worth the drive, Jay finishing 3rd overall in the 2017 Tour Down Under.
‘Team Jay’ – Family, friends and supporters of Bora-hansgrohe rider Jay McCarthy made the trip from Maryborough in Queensland. It was well worth the drive, Jay finishing 3rd overall in the 2017 Tour Down Under.
Two time World Champion was a crowd favourite at the start and finish of each stage. He spent a lot of time with fans, saying hello, giving photos and signing autographs.
Two time World Champion Peter Sagan was a crowd favourite at the start and finish of each stage. He spent a lot of time with fans, saying hello, giving photos and signing autographs.
Richie Porte makes his way to the sign on area of Stage 5 of the race.
Richie Porte makes his way to the sign on area of Stage 5 of the race.
Australian National Champion Miles Scotson was a crowd favourite at each stage of the tour.
Australian National Champion Miles Scotson was a crowd favourite at each stage of the tour.
Thousands of cyclists made the annual pilgrimage to Willunga Hill for Stage 5 of the TDU - here a bunch ride toward the legendary hill from McLaren Vale.
Thousands of cyclists made the annual pilgrimage to Willunga Hill for Stage 5 of the TDU – here a bunch ride toward the legendary hill from McLaren Vale.
Amanda Spratt was overall winner of the Santos Women's Tour - here she speaks with media and supporters at Victoria Park.
Amanda Spratt was overall winner of the Santos Women’s Tour – here she speaks with media and supporters at Victoria Park.
Third placed overall, Queensland's Jay McCarthy speaks with race fans prior to Stage 5.
Third placed overall, Queensland’s Jay McCarthy speaks with race fans prior to Stage 5.
We didn't catch his name but this colourful BMC soignuer kept us entertained at the Stage 4 feed zone.
We didn’t catch his name but this colourful BMC soignuer kept us entertained at the Stage 4 feed zone.
This young cycling fan was thrilled to be given a bidon at the Stage 4 feed zone in Springton.
This young cycling fan was thrilled to be given a bidon at the Stage 4 feed zone in Springton.
Arica-Scott legend Simon Gerrans makes his way to the Stage 4 sign on in Norwood. 
Orica-Scott legend Simon Gerrans makes his way to the Stage 4 sign on in Norwood.
World Champion Peter Sagan was generous with his time and made plenty of young fans happy. Here he is with a junior supporter at the Stage 4 sign on in Norwood.
World Champion Peter Sagan was generous with his time and made plenty of young fans happy. Here he is with a junior supporter at the Stage 4 sign on in Norwood.
Caleb Ewan with fans at the stage finish in Victor Harbour.
Caleb Ewan with fans at the stage finish in Victor Harbour.
Dave McKenzie interviews Lotto Soudal rider Thomas De Gendt- the 2017 King of the Mountain jersey winner.
Dave McKenzie interviews Lotto Soudal rider Thomas De Gendt- the 2017 King of the Mountain jersey winner.
Cameron Meyer put in a strong effort at the TDU, leading the young UniSA-Australia riders to win the team classification.
Cameron Meyer put in a strong effort at the TDU, leading the young UniSA-Australia riders to win the team classification.
Scores of people were waiting to meet sprint sensation Caleb Ewan at the start and finish of each stage.
Scores of people were waiting to meet sprint sensation Caleb Ewan at the start and finish of each stage.
Plenty of fans scored a selfie with 22yo National Champion Miles Scotson.
Plenty of fans scored a selfie with 22yo National Champion Miles Scotson.
The Orica-Scott women's team were thrilled with their world-class performance at the Santos Women's Tour.
The Orica-Scott women’s team were thrilled with their world-class performance at the Santos Women’s Tour.
Aussie Grand Tour legend and Lotto Soudal rider Adam Hanson with a supporter at the TDU.
Aussie Grand Tour legend and Lotto Soudal rider Adam Hanson with a supporter at the TDU.
This keen Bicycling Australia reader was thrilled to have a copy of the latest magazine signed by Sagan.
This keen Bicycling Australia reader was thrilled to have a copy of the latest magazine signed by Sagan.
Ochre jersey wearer and race winner Richie Porte signs on to the Stage 3 start in Glenelg.
Ochre jersey wearer and race winner Richie Porte signs on to the Stage 3 start in Glenelg.
Peter Sagan signs a copy of Bicycling Australia Magazine.
Peter Sagan signs a copy of Bicycling Australia Magazine.
The Shimano neutral service team with Ochre Jersey winner Richie Porte at Paracombe.
The Shimano neutral service team with Ochre Jersey winner Richie Porte at Paracombe.

 

 

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