Caleb Ewan crossed the line well clear of second placed Peter Sagan. Image: Sirotti.
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TDU Preview: Stage 1 Of The 2020 Santos Tour Down Under

After a thrilling Women’s Tour Down Under – a race many are saying was the most exciting and challenging in the history of the event – it’s now time for the world’s best men to shine. Some of the biggest names in the sport are in Adelaide for the first WorldTour race of the year.

A definite sprint stage, the Barossa Valley plays host to Tuesday’s racing with the fastest men on wheels preparing to battle for victory. Schwalbe Classic winner Caleb Ewan will be the man to beat, with Andre Greipell, Elia Viviani, Sam Bennett and Aussie track star Sam Welsford all in fast form and focused on the win.

Stage Highlights

Fans will have the opportunity to see the peloton pass five times throughout the day. Ziptrak Stage 1 will start and finish in Tanunda, with a large 30km circuit connecting Bethany, Angaston, Penrice and Nuriootpa. 

TV Coverage

Tuesday January 21 

Sydney: 12.30pm LIVE on Channel 7 and 7plus
Melbourne: 12.30pm LIVE on Channel 7 and 7plus
Brisbane:  11.30am LIVE on 7TWO, 12.00pm LIVE on Channel 7 and 7plus
Adelaide: 12.00pm LIVE on Channel 7 and 7plus
Perth: 9.30am LIVE on 7TWO and 7plus

Where To See The Action 

Roadside fans will be spoilt for choice on Stage 1, with five loops of every part of the circuit. Of course Tanunda gifts a start and finish, but whether it’s there or other nearby towns like Nuriootpa and Angaston, you’ll be able to see a whole lot of the WorldTour cyclists.

Ziptrak Sprints
15.0km, Angaston, Penrice Road
75.0km, Angaston, Penrice Road

Subaru King of the Mountain
46.9km, Breakneck Hill Road (at power pole marked ’55’), Angaston, Category 3, 3.6% gradient
106.9km, Breakneck Hill Road(at power pole marked ’55’), Angaston, Category 3, 3.6% gradient

San Remo Pasta Feed Zone
30.0km, Main Street, Tanunda
60.0km, Main Street, Tanunda
90.0km, Main Street, Tanunda
120.0km, Main Street, Tanunda

Bicycling Australia will be at the stage – follow our social channels for the latest and website for full stage report later in the day.

 

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