Tour Down Under organisers have announced plans for a revised 2021 event in light of international teams not attending the annual race.
The ‘Santos Festival of Cycling’ will take place from Tuesday 19 to Sunday 24 January with domestic teams taking part in several events across numerous disciplines.
NRS men’s & women’s teams will take part in road racing. There will also be track, paracycling, BMX, MTB and CX events. Racing will take place in the Adelaide Hills, Barossa, McLaren Vale & CBD.
The program will kick off with the Adelaide Track Event at the Gepps Cross Superdrome followed by a 4-stage National Road Series (NRS) race with Men’s and Women’s stages held on the same day, showcasing the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu regions.
As part of the COVID Management plan, selected events will be ticketed which will include limited-capacity entry for the road race start and finishes. A free ticket will be required to access both race starts and finish locations and will be available from Monday 14 December at www.tourdownunder.com.au/ticketing.
- Thursday 21 January: Ziptrak Stage 1 – Seppeltsfield to Tanunda (Men: 106.8km / Women 80.7km)
- Friday 22 January: Stage 2 – Birdwood to Lobethal (Men: 116km / Women 97.3km)
- Saturday 23 January: Be Safe Be Seen Stage 3 – McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill (Men: 88.2km / Women 48.8km)
- Sunday 24 January: Trek Stage 4 – Victoria Park Adelaide (criteriums)