Tour Down Under
Distance: 828.5km Speed: km/h
The Santos Tour Down Under is an action-packed event of world-class cycling with gala dinners, street parties and an amazing atmosphere for riders and spectators, visitors and locals alike.
The event was first staged in 1999 with local rider Stuart O’Grady taking the win. Since then, numerous internationally renowned cyclists have joined the Honour Roll. The event has grown year on year to become the biggest cycling race in the southern hemisphere.
In 2008 the Santos Tour Down Under joined the prestigious UCI WorldTour, the first event outside cycling’s traditional home of Europe to do so. The event is held in January every year, making it the first event on the international cycling calendar.
The Santos Tour Down Under visits some of South Australia’s spectacular beaches, world-famous wine regions and historic country towns before the finale on the streets of Adelaide.