ZIPTRAK STAGE 1, BAROSSA CIRCUIT STARTS AND FINISHES IN TANUNDA.
THE PELOTON IS POISED, POSITIONED AND READY TO RACE + WHAT’S ON TODAY
The Santos Tour Down Under kicks off in the Barossa today as the first UCI WorldTour race of the 2020 season assembles on the start line, for Ziptrak Stage 1. Sunday night’s Schwalbe Classic sprint display in the city saw Lotto Soudal’s Caleb Ewan, take the win.
Today’s opening stage of the 2020 Santos Tour Down Under will see riders complete five laps of a 30-kilometre circuit which starts and finishes in Tanunda, and travels through nearby Bethany, Angaston, Penrice and Nuriootpa.
South Australian Premier Steven Marshall said huge crowds were expected to line the race route today.
“Spectators can not only enjoy some elite cycling action but can also experience everything the Barossa has to offer – from the region’s quality produce to world-class wineries only a stone’s throw away from the racing,” Mr Marshall said.
“The Barossa region is a popular destination for domestic and international travellers, helping to put South Australia on the map. It’s great to be able to have the cycling go straight through here so visitors can make the most of their time in this fantastic part of the state.”
Mike Turtur, Race Director, Santos Tour Down Under said he expects this year’s course will provide another close race and has been designed to cater for all riders, as well as spectators with circuits multiple laps through start or finish locations.
“The design of our race is a unique feature of the event and this year we have three days for both the sprinters and the all-rounders,” Mr Turtur said.
“We’re going back to Paracombe and will climb Willunga Hill again for the finale in Be Safe Be Seen Stage 6 but also have a fast race set for today in the Barossa and we’ll challenge the peloton with a return to Stirling.
“We recognise that circuit racing gives people the opportunity to see the race multiple times and really does allow the full colour of the race to be presented to spectators. The riders like them too because they can familiarise themselves with the circuit and the climbs, and it reduces the danger of corners because they do them multiple times.”
The 2020 Santos Tour Down Under is an 11-day festival running from 16 – 26 January 2020 with today being the first day of men’s racing with Ziptrak Stage 1.
For further information and interview requests please contact the Santos Tour Down Under Media Centre on 08 8212 3800.
Santos Tour Down Under Day #6 In Summary….
Today’s Cycling Action
Race: Santos Tour Down Under
What: Ziptrak Stage 1
Start: 11:00am @ Tanunda
Finish: 2:45pm @ Tanunda
Today’s Broadcast Details
2020 Santos Tour Down Under – Ziptrak Stage 1
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
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.
DeTours @ Barossa
8:00am – 4:45pm @ Barossa
Get your friends together and get ready to DeTour to the best of the race regions! DeTours brings friends, food and wine together as part of the Santos Tour Down Under, as we organise a whole day for guests filled with tastings, behind-the-scenes experiences of the race, and scrumptious lunch with fantastic viewing of the race.
Taste the Barossa @ Barossa
10:00am – 4:00pm @ Tanunda, Nuriootpa, Angaston, Penrice & Bethany, Barossa
Taste the Barossa with an exclusive Santos Tour Down Under Ziptrak Stage 1 start and finish, set against the backdrop of regional wine, food, culture and heritage. Choose from a selection of wine, food and family-friendly offerings across five townships and soak up the atmosphere of five thrilling laps through Australia’s most famous wine region.
Live Broadcast @ Adelaide
12:00pm – 3:00pm @ Grinders on Tour Café Zone, City of Adelaide Tour Village
If you can’t make it out to the Stage, grab a spot in the Grinders on Tour Café Zone (or the Village Green from 1:00pm) and watch the race broadcast LIVE.
City of Adelaide Tour Village @ Adelaide
1:00pm – 8:00pm @ 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
1:00pm – 8:00pm @ 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
1:30pm – 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.
Last Hour Replay @ Adelaide
4:45pm – 5:45pm @ BikeExchange Main Stage, City of Adelaide Tour Village
Missed the end of the stage? Don’t worry, we are replaying the last hour in the Village daily from 4:45pm.
Cooking with Gas with Simon Bryant
5:30pm – 6:30pm @ 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.
Talking Tour presented by The Advertiser @ Adelaide
5:45pm – 6:30pm @ BikeExchange Main Stage, City of Adelaide Tour Village
Matt Keenan dissects the day’s racing action followed by a panel chat with some special cycling guests.
The Big Bike Film Night @ Adelaide
6:30pm – 8:00pm @ BikeExchange Main Stage, City of Adelaide Tour Village
The Big Bike Film Night is a treat for pedal patrons, with a collection of short movies that has everything a cycling centric audience could want – action, drama, humour and plenty of inspiration. Showcasing films that celebrate the fun, adventure and inspiration that cycling enables.