FLINDERS STREET CITY CIRCUIT SETS THE STAGE FOR CYCLING DOUBLE HEADER AND FAMILY FUN DAY + WHAT’S ON TODAY
Today’s racing action in the heart of Adelaide will see the women’s peloton compete for victory in the Schwalbe Stage 4 finale of the Santos Women’s Tour Down Under and the men will debut in the Schwalbe Classic.
Ruth Winder, Trek-Segafredo won yesterday’s Subaru Stage 3 in the Adelaide Hills and will wear the women’s Santos Ochre Leader’s Jersey in Schwalbe Stage 4 today.
South Australian Premier Steven Marshall said today’s action was not just about elite racing but a fun, family day out.
“Today is a day for the kids as they take to the circuit in the Westpac Mini Tour for Kids and rally their parents and siblings to take part in Westpac Family Ride. Australia’s world champion para-cyclists will take to the city streets for a demonstration race ahead of the elite racing for both the women and men,” Mr Marshall said.
“Families are encouraged to make today a day out of cycling inspired fun in the city – as a participant, spectator or both.”
Kimberley Conte, Race Director, Santos Women’s Tour Down Under, is expecting a fast and dynamic race on Adelaide’s streets.
“Today’s brand-new circuit around the city will be a sprinter’s stage, of course, it’s very flat, very fast and an extreme way to finish a stage race. The race leaders will certainly want to be up at the front of the race, but they’ll want to stay out the way of the sprinters and have their team keep them out of trouble,” Ms Conte said.
“We’ll have two types of battles going on in today’s final stage and no doubt it will be a speedy 25 laps before we crown the 2020 Santos Women’s Tour Down Under overall winner this evening.”
Mike Turtur, Race Director, Santos Tour Down Under knows the Schwalbe Classic always kicks off the event in style and is looking forward to getting the event underway for his final year in charge.
“South Australians have historically flocked to the city for the first day of racing in the Santos Tour Down Under and we expect today to be no different. For the first time, the Classic route runs past the City of Adelaide Tour Village, connecting our prelude race to the event hub which will amplify the entertainment on offer,” he said.
“It’s always nice to get racing underway after 12 months of planning and give the fans a chance to see the world’s best elite men’s riders before we kick off with the WorldTour season with Ziptrak Stage 1 in the Barossa on Tuesday.
“The cyclists just love racing on the first night in the city, always in front of big crowds and we expect the support tonight to be no different.”
The 2020 Santos Tour Down Under is held from 16 – 26 January 2020. Today’s racing action is the Schwalbe Stage 4 finale for the Santos Women’s Tour Down Under and the Schwalbe Classic for the UCI WorldTour men’s teams.
For further information and interview requests please contact the Santos Tour Down Under Media Centre on 08 8212 3800.
Santos Tour Down Under Day #4: In Summary….
Yesterday’s Racing Results
Overall Subaru Stage 3 Winner: Ruth Winder, Trek-Segafredo
Santos Ochre Leader’s Jersey: Ruth Winder, Trek-Segafredo
Santos Best Dressed Town Daily Winner: Nairne Districts Residents Association
Today’s Cycling Action
Race: Santos Women’s Tour Down Under
What: Schwalbe Stage 4
Start: 4:45pm @ Flinders Street, Adelaide
Finish: 5:45pm @ Flinders Street, Adelaide
Race: Santos Tour Down Under
What: Schwalbe Classic
Start: 6:45pm @ Flinders Street, Adelaide
Finish: 7:45pm @ Flinders Street, Adelaide
Today’s Broadcast Details
LIVE on 7TWO and 7plus
2020 Santos Women’s Tour Down Under – Schwalbe Stage 4
NSW/ACT: 5:00pm LIVE on 7TWO and 7plus
Vic/Tas: 5:00pm LIVE on 7TWO and 7plus
QLD: 4:00pm LIVE on 7TWO and 7plus
SA/NT: 4:30pm LIVE on 7TWO and 7plus
WA: 2:00pm LIVE on 7TWO and 7plus
2020 Santos Tour Down Under – Schwalbe Classic
NSW/ACT: 6:30pm LIVE on 7TWO and 7plus
Vic/Tas: 6:30pm LIVE on 7TWO and 7plus
QLD: 5:30pm LIVE on 7TWO and 7plus
SA/NT: 6:00pm LIVE on 7TWO and 7plus
WA: 3:30pm LIVE on 7TWO and 7plus
What’s on Today: Santos Festival of Cycling
Grinders on Tour Café @ Adelaide
6:00am @ City of Adelaide Tour Village
Come and relax at the Grinders on Tour Café with a coffee whilst watching on all the action on the big screen.
Family Day @ Adelaide
9:30am – 4:30pm @ City of Adelaide Tour Village, Adelaide
Enjoy a fun filled family day in the City of Adelaide Tour Village, with a variety of cycling-themed activities dedicated to fun, with delicious food and drinks on offer. With something on offer for all members of the family, get there early to secure your position.
Westpac Mini Tour for Kids @ Adelaide
9:30am @ Victoria Square/ Tarntanyangga, Adelaide
If you are aged between six and 12 years, then the Westpac Mini Tour for Kids is your opportunity to feel like a UCI WorldTour rider and take part in the Santos Tour Down Under at the Schwalbe Classic, just hours before the pros! It’s not about how fast or how far you can ride but being active, having fun and showing the crowds how much you love cycling.
City of Adelaide Tour Village @ Adelaide
10:00am – 9:00pm @ Victoria Square/Tarndanyangga
This is the heart and soul of the event, with something for everyone from the casual onlooker to the cycling fanatic – whether it’s new bikes and technology, or simply a place to relax and enjoy the atmosphere, the City of Adelaide Tour Village is the place to be!
Zwift with Santos @ Adelaide
10:00am – 9:00pm @ Santos Marquee, City of Adelaide Tour Village, Adelaide
Come and try this popular activation, a multiplayer training tool and game which allows users to ride on a series of courses against other riders from all around the world. Adult and kids’ bikes are available to try out.
STEMplaySA Science Demonstrations @ Adelaide
10:30am – 6:30pm @ Santos Marquee, City of Adelaide Tour Village, Adelaide
Lee Harrison from STEMplaySA will demonstrate cool experiments for kids using gas. Explore common chemical reactions, enjoy some homemade sherbet and find out how to properly cook a BBQ! Demonstrations last 20 minutes each and will be held at a variety of times.
Westpac Family Ride @ Adelaide
12:30pm @ Victoria Square/ Tarntanyangga, Adelaide
Round up the family and ride as a team in the Westpac Family Ride. Cheered on by the crowd gathering for the much-anticipated UCI WorldTour riders to arrive, the Family Ride is the perfect way for the family to have some fun together, be active and pretend you are the latest UCI WorldTour team to join the peloton.
Cooking with Gas with Simon Bryant @ Adelaide
1:00pm – 2:00pm @ Santos Marquee, City of Adelaide Tour Village, Adelaide
Each day Simon will prepare a dish using local produce from each region as part of the different stages from Santos Tour Down Under. Demonstrating the versatility of Cooking with Gas and some of his favourite recipes, which will all be available on the Santos Facebook page.
Santos Paracycling Wheel Race @ Adelaide
3:30pm – 4:00pm @ Schwalbe Class Circuit, Adelaide
Paracycling will be showcased as part of the Santos Festival of Cycling for the very first time. See the very best of Australia’s men’s and women’s paracyclists take to the CBD streets as they prepare for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.